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Mad Studies: Home

Useful resources for students undertaking the MSc Mad Studies course at QMU.


Welcome to your subject guide to link you to the books, journals, key databases, new research and other online resources for Mad Studies.

If you're not sure where to start, let these pages be your inspiration. 

  • Books: for information about searching QMU's Discover tool and library catalogue
  • Journals: for suggestions of key journals in your field and how to search them
  • Databases: for suggestions on useful databases for your subject and how to use them
  • Websites: for websites relevant to Mad Studies
  • Research methods: for information about resources to help you learn about different approaches to research
  • Using other libraries: where you can go to find resources QMU might not have, or libraries closer to you
  • Referencing: everything you need to know about referencing in the QMU Harvard style

Library workshops

Library Services run a series of workshops, scheduled throughout the year, on topics to help you with finding, accessing and using resources and tools for your work.

To find out what workshops are available and to book a place see the calendar below or visit our events booking page.


QMU Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Discover Library Essentials Induction Video

This is video provides new QMU students with basic information on how to use some of our library resources and the support available to students within the LRC.

For more library videos, please check out our QMULRC YouTube Channel. 

Study skills support

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?

Book a study skills workshop!

The ELS series of videos to help you develop key academic skills:

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