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.
A resource to guide you through writing your first academic essay.
Writing your first academic essay
What is a literature review? How should you find and manage literature? How should you critically evaluate it?
The Literature review academic skills [PPT 4,529KB]
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 in your Academic work [PPT 2,243KB]
Find out more about effectively evaluating information online
Revising and taking exams are some of the most stressful times as a student. Find out more about how you can prepare by using the Revise Well module on Articulate 360.
Revise Well Module
Work through our academic integrity module on QMplus
Studiosity assessment feedback service
Whether you're looking to fine-tune an assignment, seek guidance on your coursework, or simply want constructive feedback on your work, Queen Mary’s Studiosity is available 24/7 for on-demand support.
Why Choose "Studiosity"?
Swift Turnaround: We understand that deadlines are often tight, and that quick feedback can make all the difference. With Studiosity, you will receive detailed feedback within just 8 hours. Finish for the night, submit your work to Studiosity and receive feedback by the time you wake up.
Specialist advice: Studiosity specialists review your assignments and advise on academic skills for a wide range of subjects, ensuring that you can get relevant feedback and assistance no matter your field of study.
How to Access "Studiosity" on QMplus
Submit Your Work: Simply upload your assignment through the portal or arrange a live chat with a Studiosity specialist.
Receive Expert Feedback: A specialist will provide you with valuable feedback from within the portal, giving you suggestions, comments and referencing advice which may help you improve your work.
Enhance Your Skills: Use the feedback to learn, grow, and excel in your studies. It's a great way to develop your skills and boost your academic performance.
Whether you're a first-year student looking for guidance, a final -year student looking aiming for a top grade or a PhD student needing some advice, Queen Mary’s Studiosity is here to support you every step of the way.
How do you avoid highlighting everything that you read? How can you make your notes more selective and useful for revision and coursework?
Reading and note making for exams [PPT 1,314KB]
What are the best ways of managing your time at university? How should you balance the various tasks you have to do?
Time Management for study and life [PPT 5,878KB]
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