Use our glossary to find out the meaning of some of the academic research and writing terms used in this module.
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A short summary which can be used to judge whether or not an article is relevant to your research.
A relatively short piece of academic work published in a journal and containing the most up-to-date research results and data.
Searchable electronic index of high quality published literature that is suitable for academic study and use.
An electronic book – available 24/7 provided you have access to an Internet connection and your Queen Mary login details.
The complete text of an academic article (or book), including the abstract, bibliography and references.
Also sometimes called the deep web. Important sections of the Internet not easily accessible via search engines such as Google; an academic database, for example, will be cordoned off from general usage by a subscription.