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Finding and evaluating information

The resources on this page will help you to search for, evaluate, manage and keep up to date with information for use in your academic work.

Watch our suite of 9 video guides: Finding and using University online library resources for your assignment. All videos are available in the playlist below:

 

 

 pdf document by Chris Dawson from Noun Project

Interpret your reading list

A guide to help you tell the difference between sources and interpret your reading list.

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Searching for journal articles

This guide to searching for journal articles using keywords is available as a YouTube video. The transcript of the video is provided in description box on the YouTube page. 
Choose to view the video by selecting the icon.

pdf document by Chris Dawson from Noun Project 

Tips and tricks for advanced searches

Some strategies for finding a manageable number of good quality, relevant search results.

pdf document by Chris Dawson from Noun Project 

Find journal titles

Learn how to search for a specific journal title or locate a specific article when you have the full bibliographic details.

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Current awareness and saving a search that works!

Learn to set up alerts to receive emails when new issues of journals of interest to you are published.

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Tips for logging into e-resources 

Advice on how to login directly to databases, or how to login when the full text doesn't seem available. This link takes you to the Library Blog. 

Search for and access ebooks

This guide to searching for ebooks is available as a YouTube video. It also highlights useful features of ebooks including searching for keywords within the text and adding virtual notes. The transcript of the video is provided in the decsription box on the YouTube page. 
Choose to view the pdf or the video by selecting an icon.

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pdf document by Chris Dawson from Noun Project 

Evaluating information

With so much information available, how do you decide what to use and what is not appropriate? You can use these questions to help you critically evaluate the information you find.

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Get more out of Google - tips and tricks

An infographic from HackCollege.com that will help you successfully search Google and refine your searches. 

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Recommended reading

We've made a list of some books about finding and evaluating information that you can find on our LibraryCatalogue.

 

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