This section will give you top tips for choosing appropriate resources for your research.
By the end of this section, you should be able to:
Where do you look for information? What sources are you familiar with already?
We all have an information landscape, and it is worth reflecting on the sources you are familiar with.
We will begin to explore the other sources that will help you with your studies and wider reading. In the video, sources that are more reliable and are of academic quality will be easier to find in the landscape quest. Sources that are more opinionated will be harder to find.
Reading lists are created by your module leaders and are available in your BlackBoard module. It is all your recommended reading in one handy place! Reading lists can provide structured reading for each module, helping you to gain an insight into topics.
The List includes links to all your essential reading including any digital resources such as eBooks.
eBook: Short for electronic book, it is a digital form of a printed book designed to be read on devices like computers, tablets, or smartphones. Most eBooks, you can add notes and search through the text with ease.
Library Search is a powerful tool on Library Online which gives you wider access to the high-quality academic resources you need.
You can search the online book collection, read full text journals and many other sources.
You can enhance your knowledge further by self-discovering additional reading for lectures and seminars.
Search engines like Google only index a fraction of the information on the web. This means that lots of academic information is hidden behind paywalls. The Library can help you to access the specialist materials you need for your research.
Paywall: a system that prevents users from accessing content without a paid subscription.
To assist you in your studies, we recommend downloading the attached glossary, which contains valuable definitions for new and technical vocabulary you may encounter.