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Initial Teacher Education, Education Studies and Childhood Studies: Home
Welcome to your subject guide to link you to the books, journals, key databases, new research and other online resources for your subject. If you're not sure where to start, let these pages be your inspiration!
Books: search the library catalogue or Discover for books
Journals: search for e-journals and print journals when you have the reference information for a given article or do a keyword search to browse journals on a subject
Databases - Literature Searching: a list of databases relevant to your subject and how to use them. Use these to do a literature search for articles on a given topic
Research Methods: resources on how to do research from beginner level to advanced
Web resources: list of freely available links useful to you subject
Referencing: everything you need to know about referencing in the QMU Harvard style
Other libraries' resources: where you can go to find resources QMU might not have, or libraries closer to you
To access the Library's online resources we recommend that you use the University'sRemote Access which has information on how to log into the QMU network off campus. Logging into the network in this way will give you seamless access to resources and your files as if you were using a computer terminal on campus. Please use Method 2 in How to Connect Remotely to download an install the remote desktop.
The Effective Learning Service (ELS) offer guidance and support to all students who wish to develop their academic writing and study skills. Their aim is to help you become as self-reliant as possible as you progress through your degree programmes here at QMU.
Study Skills Workshops
Do you want to find out:
What ‘studying’ is all about?
Tips and strategies for independent learning?
Effective ways to plan, write and research?
Click below to view upcoming workshops run by the Effective Learning Service.
The Effective Learning Service has put together a series of videos to help you develop key academic skills:
QMU has partnered with Studiosity, an external online service accessed via the Hub, to provide 24/7 constructive feedback on key elements of academic writing to all first year undergraduate students. This service is additional to the support offered by our Effective Learning Service.
Studiosity will review your draft work and give you quick feedback about how to improve your academic writing style.
This link goes to the Education section of The Conversation, a freely available independent source of news and views from the academic and reseach community run by professional editors working with university and research institute experts.