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This page will collect resources to support research in the humanities and social sciences. It is primarily a set of links and resources that will grow as new material is found, and as a holding space until we have enough to develop a dedicated section for each. If you have something to share, please send it to contact@africadesk.ac.uk

Research materials and sources

The African Online Digital Library is a portal to multimedia collections on Africa, focusing on source material, historical materials, photographs, film and video.

Research methods

The RECOUP manual for qualitative research methods has been developed from a research partnership of seven institutions in the UK, Africa and South Asia, led by the University of Cambridge.

Social Science Space is a discussion site established by SAGE, the academic publisher, with the aim of debating 'social science in action'. There are areas for teaching social science, on publishing and open access and on funding, among others. It includes a dedicated discussion area to support early career researchers.

The Thesis Whisperer is a blog run by Dr Inger Mewburn, director of research training at the Australian National University, providing regular advice to research students, focusing particularly on writing a doctoral thesis.

Networked Researcher is a UK-based blog, aiming to encourage critical practice and discussion of social media and digital educational technologies for research.

LSE's Impact of Social Science blog has a series of how-to guides for early career academics, including tools to ease on-screen reading, managing citations, using social media, writing abstracts, and choosing good article titles.

Communicating your research beyond academia

GDNet, the development research and policy network, has a series of handouts on research communication, including writing policy briefs, using the media, developing and influencing strategy and making presentations.