Information Services offers support to students at every stage of your dissertation. In this blog post we highlight the support and resources available to you.
Struggling to find articles and books on your dissertation topic? Our Librarians are here to help you find resources for your dissertation research. See our Dissertation Support section in LibGuides. If you are struggling to find resources for your dissertation, request an appointment with your Librarian.
Sometimes the library will not have all the materials you need for your dissertation. You should still be able to access everything you need by using our Document Delivery Service.
Attend our Finding Library Resources session on Tuesday 14th March, from 12:00 – 13:00. Click below to book a place.
|Date||Time||Book a place|
|Tuesday 14 March||12-1pm||Book now|
See our guides on referencing and referencing software in UniDesk Self Service. If you missed one of our workshops on referencing visit the Stirling Essentials – Study Skills SharePoint site to view a recording of one of our sessions. If you need help with referencing, request an appointment with your Librarian.
Word Formatting your Dissertation
Dreading the Word formatting part of your dissertation? See our FAQ which includes help, training, and a template document to drop your text into. Download a pre-formatted Word template for your dissertation.
We also run dissertation support sessions for students looking for help formatting their dissertations in Word. Visit the Stirling Essentials – Study Skills SharePoint site to view a recording of one of our sessions.
|Session||Date||Time||Book a place|
|Dissertation 1: Learn to control Microsoft Word||Tuesday 14 March||11-12pm||Book now|
|Dissertation 1: Learn to control Microsoft Word||Tuesday 18 April||11-12pm||Book now|
|Dissertation 2: The power of Word styles||Wednesday 19 April||11-12pm||Book now|
|Dissertation 3: Take control of graphs, charts and images||Thursday 20 April||11-12pm||Book now|
The April sessions are bookable for Postgraduate students or anyone handing in a dissertation later.
Printing and Binding your Dissertation
If you are required to submit a hard copy of your dissertation (please double-check with your department first) you will be required to print on a higher-quality dissertation paper. We have two student printers, located in the Cottrell print suite 2A18, loaded with higher-quality paper for printing dissertations.
For more information on how to send your dissertation to these printers and details on the cost please see our section on printing your dissertation in UniDesk Self Service.
Graphics and Print Services also offer a dissertation (soft) binding service. See our section on binding your dissertation in UniDesk Self Service for all the details.
Don’t forget to have a look at our dissertation support pages in UniDesk Self-Service for all things dissertation-related.
Student Learning Services Support
Student Learning Services (SLS) are available for email and virtual tutorials. If you have any questions about the structure, writing, referencing, or editing of your dissertation please do get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot.
See the Dissertation Section in the Student Learning Services module in Canvas for tips on structure, proofreading, and editing techniques.