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Want to know more, learn and understand when it suits you? Our training is now online - using short videos, links and exercise to test your learning.
Starting out on your Research
If you are beginning your PhD or research at the University of Southampton, welcome!
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Introduction to research methods
This module was designed for Masters students but you may find it a useful refresher. When starting your research you will begin with a research question or topic that you need to find out about. You will then need to go about finding answers thrown up by the question. Research methods are the tools used to help you find, collect, analyse and interpret information in order to answer your research question.
Find out all you need to know about accessing our subscription resources online
The University Library provides access to a wide range of digital resources helping you to find ebooks, search for journal articles and access the full text of journal articles from your own device.
Find resources for your subject
Start at your subject page to find the most relevant databases, other key resources and our catalogue (WebCat) to search for ebooks. Subject pages also have a link to DelphiS, our discovery tool aimed primarily at undergraduates that searches across multiple databases.
Need a quick overview? We are creating a suite of short guides introducing you to some of the key concepts that may be new to you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any topics you would like us to cover.
Library Workshops for Researchers
The Library provides training on resources and tools to support all areas of research.
Please see GradBook or StaffBook for details of forthcoming courses and workshops and information on signing up.