Finding and evaluating information

These resources will help you search for, evaluate, manage, and keep up-to-date with information for use in your academic work. Click on the image below to watch a video on Getting started with Library Search.

Library guide for journal article searching (PDF)

Learn how to search for journal articles

Library guide for finding a journal title (PDF)

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

Library guide for finding eBooks (PDF)

Learn how to search for eBooks

Interpret your reading list

A guide to help you tell the difference between sources.

Tips and tricks for advanced searches

What is an advance search? Explore strategies for finding a manageable number of good quality, relevant, search results.

All about eBooks 

A web page with everything you need to know about using eBooks including information on printing, downloading, and accessibility

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.

Tips for logging into e-resources off campus

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

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. This link takes you to the Library Blog.

Recommended reading

We've made a collection of Study Skills books that you can find on our library catalogue.