Current research interest: thesis title: Intergovernmental policy coordination in European Union cultural policy: the Open Method of Coordination and the 2011-2014 Work Plan for Culture
Resources at City, University of London Library
CityLibrary Search is a resource discovery tool which searches across a wide range of resources including books, ebooks, ejournals, databases.
Kate recommends the City University London library subject guides for different subjects and the comprehensive City University London Researcher guide covering research resources, reference management, sharing research etc.
Kate recommends David Silverman’s Doing qualitative research and the International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Publications & blog
Kate’s blog is at: http://kmattocks.wordpress.com/
Academia.edu is a social networking website for academics and researchers. See Kate’s Academia.edu profile.
Research staff and students should definitely join the British Library which is the national library and has very extensive collections.
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Advice to new researchers
“Literature reviews can be very overwhelming at the start. What I did was to make a list (two really, one journal articles and one books) and continued to add to it when I found a source and checked things off when I’d read it. It kept me organized. Also, enjoy the freedom and flexibility of your first year and read as much as you can”