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Study and Research Skills Collection

A selection of up-to-date books to help you learn how to study more effectively


This guide provides a selection of the study and research skills books held at Lancaster University Library. These books cover topics from time management, effective note taking, critical thinking, academic writing, exam skills, and more.
We are always updating our collections, so if you cannot find what you need here, you can try using OneSearch to find books on particular topics.
You can also use the search term “StudySkillsLU” on OneSearch to browse a broader selection of study skills texts.

General study skills

Work skills

Critical thinking