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Learning resources

This is a collection of resources on subjects such as how to write, how to do a literature review, how to plan a report or dissertation, how to avoid plagiarism and how to do research.

For students who are new to Bristol

The "How-to" lecture series

This is a list of the old (until 2011) lectures. From 2012 there are new ones with similar content.

General hints and tips

Services outside the department

Books on writing


Philosophy of Science

Tools for literature searches

For PhDs and RAs


Researchers should, almost without explicit effort, pick up knowledge about which conferences and journals in their area are most highly regarded. Rankings and statistics such as those below can be useful but are not a replacement for first-hand knowledge. It's best to ask someone who knows the area.

Public communication of science


See also

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