Learning at Work

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Learning at Work.

Use the University VPN to access to these resources, any time, anywhere.

Getting Started

Options for getting started with Library resources.


Options for finding book material.

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with. In fact it may give you too many - so think carefully about exactly what subject you are interested in and the keywords you are using.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for the various subject areas that Learning at Work may cover.

Check out this video on how to find journal titles.

Check out this introductory video on finding journal articles.

If we don't have an item you're interested in, we may be able to obtain it via Interlibrary Loan.

Legal information such as cases and statutes may be required in your assignments.  This can prove a tricky area for non-specialists.

Fortunately, however, we have a Law Librarian who has put together an excellent set of Subject Pages which have lots of resources and support and which you can find here.

Also, you might like to view these short videos on finding various kinds of information in the Lexis and Westlaw databases.

Your legal references will almost certainly still need to be in APA 7th edition format, but OSCOLA is available in Referencing@Portsmouth.  Check with your lecturer which is required.  Do not mix styles.

• News

Newspaper and magazine articles may be helpful although note that they are not considered 'scholarly resources'.


Support for plagiarism and referencing

Your Subject Team

 Timothy Collinson

Faculty Librarian

email timothy.collinson@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3224

 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian

email Marie.smith@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3339