General advice for finding a researcher interested in what you are interested in:
- Check here for any topics that might interest you:
2. If you find one, or even if you don’t go here next: www.pubmed.com
- If you found a topic you like copy and paste the title into the search bar
- If you didn’t find a topic you are interested in type: Cork and another search term, for example: Cork Surgery
3. Find a paper that you are interested in, click on it, read the abstract, find the author affiliations:
5. Click on the associated authors names: example C Hill
6. This will take you to all their publications, if you like the theme and the topics … send them an email.
7. Good luck
- Be polite and persistent with emails.
- If you do meet with them read their papers beforehand.
- You can access many journals for free if you login to your UCC library account first: https://library.ucc.ie/patroninfo~S0
- Last and first authors generally contributed the most to the particular article.
- If you are having trouble accessing the article, try doing it on campus, still problems, talk to a librarian at Brookfield.
For information on writing a research proposal, have a look at the University of Edinburgh’s guide: