Click on the Theses / Dissertations tab above for a useful list of theses databases. Below is the link to ResearchSpace, the UKZN online thesis site.
Undertake a preliminary literature review and draw up a research proposal for your supervisor. Check whether ethical clearance is needed
A literature review is a proces of reading accounts of what others have had to say on a particular topic or on closely related topics. It is also about tracking down and reading as many research reports as you can find on the subject.
For guidance in conducting a literature review for different purposes consider the following resources:
The Research Commons is a dedicated advanced space for postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level as well as reseachers and academic staff at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Where do I find it?
The first UKZN Research Commons is situated on the Ground Floor of E G Malherbe Library, Howard College Campus in Durban and is accessed by swipe card. This glass partitioned room offers access to 18 state-of-the-art computers, wireless connectivity for laptop computers and one-on-one consultations with skilled research librarians.
Other UKZN Libraries Research Commons are at Edminson Library, Edgewood Campus and the Main Library in Westville Campus. Pietermaritzburg Research Commons is under construction and should be ready for use in 2014.
The Writing Place (WP) provides one-on-one academic writing tutoring to students (undergrad-Masters) at the Drop-in Centre.