Operating Department Practice

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Operating Department Practice

• Choosing your sources - first steps

How to choose the most appropriate source for your research

• Finding print books and ebooks using the Library Catalogue

Links to books provided by the University Library. Includes textbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

• Ebook collections

Access to subject specific collections of ebooks and large multidisciplinary collections

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery


  • A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia.


  • Entries in dictionaries and encyclopedias help you to develop your understanding of a topic. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others and use these new terms to search for more information. It even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find.


  • This resources offers both a basic and advanced keyword search in addition to a mind map option.

These short videos show you how Credo can speed up your research:

Quick overview
Search tips
Using the automated mind map

Additional access instructions:

For off campus access use this link


• Getting started with Discovery

Use Discovery to find a range of resources including books, journal articles and audio visual material.

Independent Research - beyond the basics

How to develop and apply advanced search techniques using a range of specialist resources including databases. Links to online resources from organisations and professional bodies.


Guidance and support for referencing in APA7 and links to information on reference management software

Your Subject Team

 Hannah Britcher

Faculty Librarian

email hannah.britcher@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3227

 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian

email Marie.smith@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3339