Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses UK and Ireland is available online.There are a number of other print guides available in the library on writing, research, referencing and using library resources.
If you are completing a Ph D, you will be researching this topic for three or more years!
For this reason, it is important that you choose a topic that will hold your enthusiasm, interest and passion for an extended period.
Her main research question might be ‘Why was the military participation of Republican women in the Spanish Civil War significant?
’ In order to answer this main research question, she would first have to answer a set of sub-questions, like these: Thus, the third step in writing a thesis is narrowing your topic, deciding on a main research question and deciding on sub-questions.
Thesis Theses Postgraduate Doctorate Ph D Student projects and theses The library holds a small collection of books with advice on conducting your research and writing your thesis/dissertation. Electronic database of bibliographic information of British and Irish theses dating back to 1716.
Full text abstracts are included in addition to the bibliographic details.
There is nothing worse than being locked in to studying a thesis topic that no longer interests you.
Finding a supervisor is an important step in your postgraduate journey and it is something you need to consider when choosing your topic.
There are also a number of useful online guides available.
A full list of guides can be found on the library guide homepage.