We are almost halfway through the spring semester and for some of our students the final sprint approaches – the student thesis needs to be written – here are some tips on how the library can help you when you’re writing your thesis.
One thing that is common for all students who write their thesis is that they need information to base the thesis on. It may be scientific articles, books on theoretical background or on methods used by students. No matter what kind of information you are looking for, it’s important to realize that the information is the foundation for your thesis. And it’s also important to realize that information seeking is often a very time consuming task, filled of setbacks. But if you make sure to structure your search for information it will all be a lot easier.
But do not despair! The librarians at the Library are experts in structuring information searches, and they are more than happy to help. Please, come to the Library and make sure to get a solid foundation to build your essay on.
There are two options if you want help of a librarian in your information search: You can come to our Search Lab – it is open every Thursday between 12:00-15:00. The Search Lab is staffed by one or two librarians who can help you to structure your searches. During this time the Language Lab is open as well. This means that you can ask language questions, or get tips on how to write your academic text at the same time.
Another option for help in your search for information is to come and get Search Support. Please come to the Information Point at the Library entrance, and the librarians manning the Information Point will help you with your searches.
Remember: Use the Library, and the librarians, to get yourself a good foundation to build your essay on!
We also want to inform you that there are several posts in this blog full of great tips and advice for students writing their thesis. Here are some of them:
- How to write research questions
- Good resources and where to start
- How do format my word document?
- How do I refer correctly and avoid plagiarism?
- How do I write academic texts
Text: Katharina Nordling