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New to research: Find research methods resources

Search the Library Catalogue

To find information on research methods or methologies in the Library Catalogue:

  • search"research methodology" or "research method" for broad content
  • add a subject, e.g. "research methodology" AND education
  • search specific approaches or techiques

Here are some examples of terms you may use.

Find methods and methodologies

The library subscribes to a number of resources that contain information about methods, methodologies, materials and experimental procedures.


Emerald Research Zone
  • The Research Zone is a section of Emerald
  • Includes How to... guides with information on methods and methodologies
  • Access the Research Zone under Resources (left menu)


International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • The encyclopedia comprises 4000 articles in the social and behavioral sciences
  • Browse articles and compare methods used
  • Search using key words in the All fields search box, in This Journal/Book


Methods Search - ScienceDirect
  • Search ScienceDirect using the Methods Search application
  • Target the search to methods, materials and experimental procedures
  • Access Applications from the top toolbar within ScienceDirect


SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)
  • SRMO is an online tool to assist in understanding methods
  • Over 1400 methods terms and a methods map to show relationships
  • Contains links to books, dictionaries, journal articles and handbooks.

Web resources