Online research resources

Research allows you to discover new ideas and expand your understanding of different subject areas. It's about asking questions and finding answers, and it will form an essential part of your education, especially as you advance through university.


This booklet is a guide to some of the most important aspects of research projects. Whether the project is as small as a research paper or as big as your final dissertation, the techniques covered will give you the background you need.

Referencing guides outline the main styles used by departments at our University.

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Essex Student Research Online (ESTRO)

ESTRO is an online multi-disciplinary academic journal run by and for Essex students. The journal is dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate writing and is committed to creating accessible and engaging content for a non-specialist readership.

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