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.

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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.

Much Health & Safety (or Occupational Safety & Health as is often used in North America) information can be found in our standard databases such as Discovery or Engineering Village.  However, we do have some subject specific resources which may be of use - particularly for specialised information such as fact sheets or reports.

• Barbour 

Barbour is a health and safety information service providing information sourced from over 900 providers. Information within it includes legislation, technical guides and best practice along with director level briefings and employee training guides. The legislation diary identifies all known upcoming changes in legislation relating to different health and safety topics.

The following video from Barbour shows you how to get the best from this resource

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This supplier gives access to two major resources for Construction and Health and Safety professionals (Construction Information Service and OHSIS), needing rapid, reliable and up-to-date online access to standards, legislation and other guidance information related to their industries. Many items included in full-text. Product catalogues are also available covering construction, engineering, process and electronics industries.

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• Legal Information

Links to the Library's legal information resources.

• News

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


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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