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Your dissertation: research and writing: Help from the library

Key information for completing your MA dissertation

Some useful books


Once you have made your presentation and your topic has been approved, you are welcome to book a half hour appointment with Heidi or James.


We can give advice on finding materials relevant to your topic, such as: 

  • defining your keywords for searches

  • effective online searching using Summon, databases, repositories and other web resources

  • other libraries - and perhaps archives: how to find out what they have, and how to access them

  • how to make the most of SIA's resources - books, dissertations, journal articles and more

  • where to find advice about primary research.


The more specific your questions, the more help we are likely to be to you.  So please let us know, in as much detail as you can, which parts of your topic, or which parts of the research process, you need advice about.

There is a form for you to download below.