Starting your information search
- Start your research by reading some recommended texts on your reading list. For some topics Google can get you started with your own research. Here are some ways you can make it work more effectively.
- Using Google Scholar is a useful introduction to advanced search techniques and Google Scholar.
- You may wish to explore the Advanced Search on Google in more depth.
- Search the Library Discovery Service. It is a bit like Google for good quality library resources. It searches many information sources at once
- The Discovery Service webpage will give you a useful introduction.
- The Discovery Animated Guide will give you a quick overview.
- If you want to find resources recommended by your Faculty Librarian, visit the Subject pages. Choose your Faculty and then your subject area.
- The Subject Pages are useful when you are trying to find particular types of information, for example, newspapers, journals, or visual information.
Next: Developing your research