Starting an undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation means that you are going to be spending plenty of time in libraries and archives. There are a range of library classification systems that are in use in the UK and it is well worth taking a little time to understand them. Some university libraries use several systems (for example the Bliss system and the Dewey system) which can make the researcher’s job that little bit harder. Often this is the result of two collections having been brought together in one library, or that the library decided to change systems and work is in progress! As you start your dissertation writing, make sure you are familiar with the most common classification systems:-
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Carrying out research is one of the most important stages of writing your masters dissertation. Our article on research resources opens up a wealth of options for the dissertation researcher, with information and advice on a whole range of different resources available, and tips on how to use them for the best possible results.
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Amongst the various research strategies available for masters dissertations, archive research is one of the most valuable and enriching. Our short guide explains the definition and function of an archive, and outlines key methods for archive research to add depth and quality to your masters dissertation writing.
An archive is a collection of documents and records that have been preserved due to their cultural, historical…….