Information Skills

Finding and Using the Right Resources
Author: Jonathan Grix,Gerald Watkins
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137152265
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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Skills for finding information are essential for academic study and beyond. This illustrated guide provides practical advice on how to source and use the right resources. It includes guidance on how to carry out a literature review as well as the skills needed for finding and evaluating information.

The Study Skills Handbook


Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137289260
Category: Education
Page: 432
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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates


Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345530
Category: Education
Page: 328
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Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

The Foundations of Research


Author: Jonathan Grix
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036490X
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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This book offers advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students an accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. It covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete their long essays, dissertations and theses.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook


Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364977
Category: Education
Page: 288
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This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

Research Methods in Information


Author: Alison Jane Pickard
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856048136
Category: Education
Page: 384
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The long-awaited 2nd edition of this best-selling research methods handbook is fully updated and includes brand new coverage of online research methods and techniques, mixed methodology and qualitative analysis. This edition includes two new contributed chapters: Professor Julie McLeod, Sue Childs and Elizabeth Lomas focus on research data management, applying evidence from the recent JISC funded DATUM project; Dr Andrew Shenton examines strategies for analysing existing documents. The first to focus entirely on the needs of the information and communications community, this handbook guides the would-be researcher through the variety of possibilities open to them under the heading research and provides students with the confidence to embark on their dissertations. The focus here is on the doing and although the philosophy and theory of research is explored to provide context, this is essentially a practical exploration of the whole research process with each chapter fully supported by examples and exercises tried and tested over a whole teaching career. Readership: Students of information and communications studies and archives and records management, and practitioners beginning a piece of research.

Critical Thinking Skills

Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113755052X
Category: Critical thinking
Page: 309
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Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137426535
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
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Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.

Cite Them Right

The Essential Referencing Guide
Author: Richard Pears,Graham Shields
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137585042
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This is the leading guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism, covering everything from understanding plagiarism and identifying sources to setting out quotations and creating a reference list. Comprehensive and accessible, it provides readers with detailed examples of print and electronic sources, business, government, technical and legal publications, works of art, images and much more. Packed with practical tips and example sources in both citations and reference lists, it makes referencing manageable and easy to follow for everyone. The tenth edition of this bestselling book is an essential resource for anyone doing original research for written assignments, including students, teachers, authors, librarians and non-academic researchers. Cite Them Right is also available as an institutional subscription product, Cite Them Right Online: https://www.citethemrightonline.com/

Social Problems in the UK

An Introduction
Author: Stuart Isaacs,David Blundell,Anne Foley,Norman Ginsburg,Brian McDonough,Dan Silverstone,Tara Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317963075
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas, this much-needed textbook brings together a comprehensive range of expertise. Social Problems in the UK discusses the strengthening and changing character of social construction, providing a new and invigorated way of studying the issues for all social science students. This clear, accessible textbook guides students in approaching the methodology, theory and research of social problems, and introduces the key topics in the area: migration and ‘race’ work and unemployment poverty drugs, violence and policing youth, sub-culture and gangs childhood and education Social Problems in the UK provides a number of helpful pedagogical features for ease of teaching and learning, including: case studies; links to data sources; textboxes highlighting examples, key figures etc.; study questions, and tips on how to undertake literature reviews and use journals and databases.

The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013567
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.

Studying with Dyslexia


Author: Janet Godwin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230390579
Category: Self-Help
Page: 152
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As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD
Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364950
Category: Education
Page: 440
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The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

Study Skills Connected

Using Technology to Support Your Studies
Author: Stella Cottrell,Neil Morris
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137019441
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Engaging, accessible and practical, this book helps students to get the most out of new technologies to enhance their learning practices, engage with their studies and improve their study skills. Covering a broad range of topics, it encourages a reflective perspective on e-learning resources.

How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays


Author: Jeanne Godfrey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137299800
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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A fundamental part of writing at university is using what you read in your work. Your lecturers may ask you to be critical, original and to put what you read into your own words. You will also be told not to plagiarise. What does all this actually mean? How can you use other people's work and still be original? How much of your essay should be about what you read? How do you make clear the difference between your own ideas and those that have come from your reading? What words and phrases should you use to introduce and comment on your sources? The fully updated and revised edition of this popular book answers these questions, and takes you through the complete process of using your reading in your writing. It also: • Uses real texts and examples of real student writing • Gives you nearly 300 key words to use when integrating sources into your work and practice in using them accurately • Looks at common mistakes students make to help you to improve your own correction skills and avoid making the same mistakes yourself How to Use your Reading in your Essays equips you with all the information, practice and confidence you need to use your reading effectively in your writing and to get the best marks possible for your work.

Managing Expatriates in China

A Language and Identity Perspective
Author: Ling Eleanor Zhang,Anne-Wil Harzing,Shea Xuejiao Fan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113748909X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 225
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Providing fresh perspectives on managing expatriates in the changing host country of China, this book investigates expatriate management from a language and identity angle. The authors’ multilingual and multicultural backgrounds allow them to offer a solid view on the best practices towards managing diverse groups of expatriates, including Western, Indian, and ethnic Chinese employees. With carefully considered analysis which incorporates micro and macro perspectives, together with indigenous Chinese and Western viewpoints, this book explores topics that include the importance of the host country language, expatriate adjustment, ethnic identity confirmation, acceptance and identity. The book presents a longitudinal yet contemporary snapshot of the language, culture, and identity realities that multinational corporation subsidiary employees are facing in China in the present decade (2006-2016). It will thus be an invaluable resource for International Management scholars, those involved in HRM and other practitioners, as well as business school lecturers and students with a strong interest in China.

How to Begin Studying English Literature


Author: Nicholas Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137508787
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 184
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This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing. It shows the reader how to approach literature, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis.

Studying History


Author: Jeremy Black,Donald M. MacRaild
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1137478608
Category: History
Page: 272
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This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style. Fully updated throughout, further advice on using web-based sources and avoiding plagiarism will equip you with the tools you need to succeed on your course.

Great Ways to Learn Anatomy and Physiology


Author: Charmaine McKissock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137415258
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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This highly visual text is the perfect companion for anyone studying anatomy and physiology. Offering innovative techniques to help students with their learning, this user-friendly, accessible study skills text is the perfect accompaniment to any course or textbook. Complex processes are brought to life with imaginative diagrams and storylines which aid understanding, reinforce memory and also support students with memory, dyslexic or mathematical difficulties. New to this edition is a fully updated section on First Aid, and brand new content on making posters and presentations

The Good Study Guide


Author: Andrew Northedge
Publisher: The Open University
ISBN: 0749259744
Category: Distance education
Page: 383
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Developing your learning skills is one of the best investments you can make. We all need to be lifelong learners now. Whether you are an experienced student or just starting out this book will stimulate, guide and support you. It will make you think about yourself and how your mind learns. And it will change forever the way that you study.Topics include:- motivating yourself and managing your time- taking full advantage of your computer- reading with concentration and understanding- developing flexible note-taking strategies- getting the most from seminars and workshops- making presentations- researching online- handling numbers and charts with confidence- writing clear, well argued assignments- doing yourself justice in exams.For more information, go to www.goodstudyguide.co.uk