Online resources to help you enhance your academic and research skills.
Our online resources are designed around the needs of Queen Mary students and the demands of courses taught at the University, so they are reliable and trustworthy.
We are continually increasing and updating our online resources, but if you can't find what you're looking for here, check out our workshops, or you can also book a one-to-one appointment.
Find subject specific resources for your research and studies in our Resource guides by subject
Effective searching provides tips and techniques for searching effectively for information, some guided search examples, and database guides. The focus is on medicine and dentistry, but much of the content would also be relevant to other subject areas.
Check out our workshops, book a one-to-one or, if you're a student in Medicine and Dentistry, join one of our drop-in sessions
Our Referencing Hub gives you lots of guidance on referencing your work effectively.
What is a literature review? How should you find and manage literature? How should you critically evaluate it?
Literature Reviews [PPT 3,661KB]
How should you be critical in your writing? What are some good rhetorical strategies for being critical? How can you put these into practice in your own writing?
Critical Writing [DOC 1,141KB]
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What does it mean to "be critical"? How can you be more critical in your reading and writing?
Being Critical [PPT 2,182KB]
Find out more about effectively evaluating information online
How should you plan the time you have available for revision? What techniques can you use to make sure you're using that time effectively?
Effective Revision [PPT 5,745KB]
How can you make sure you're answering the question in an essay-based exam? What are some good ways of planning an answer?
Writing Essay Questions in Exams [PPT 2,489KB]
Work through our academic integrity module on QMplus
How do you avoid highlighting everything that you read? How can you make your notes more selective and useful for revision and coursework?
Note-making [PPT 1,106KB]
What are the best ways of managing your time at university? How should you balance the various tasks you have to do?
Time Management [PPT 5,613KB]
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