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Library Subject Guides

1. Plan your Research: Home

A guide for starting your research at University of Canterbury


Contact the librarian for your discipline. See the list of subject librarians.They will be happy to discuss your research plans with you, and can suggest information resources and show you how to use EndNote to keep track of your references and PDFs.

Getting started

Starting your research includes some tips and a page of books you can browse online to help get you started on the research path

Writing your proposal includes some more online books to inspire you and some other books on applying for research funding. You can also read some tips on how to decide on a research project 

UC Research Guidelines check the UC policies, how to find a supervisor, and ethical issues  

Research Data management  the data you gather as part of your thesis will be of interest to people in the future. Learn how to manage and store your data files 

The sage research project planner

This Project Planner is a very helpful guide to the research process

Research Support Team at UC

Left to Right (Top row to bottom row):
Dave Lane, Anton Angelo, Kerry Gilmour, Dave Clemens, Nick Scullin, Damian Cairns, Kiera Tauro, Stuart Broughton (Manager), Janette Nicolle

We guide and support our community’s data, information and publication needs throughout the research lifecycle.

You can book online for classes on EndNote, EndNote online, NVivo and Using Word to write your thesis.