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Have you just started at Hallam? Or are you coming back for another year? Have a look at SearchStart and it'll give you a helping hand to find resources for your work. There's some information about other university services you can use as well. Don't worry if you're not quite sure whether you get it. There are videos and interactive quizzes so you can check your understanding along the way.
At Sheffield Hallam, we offer a huge number of excellent information resources and search tools to help you with your assignments and research.
The Library brings together all of these resources and will guide you in finding and using the resources you need, whatever your level of study.
The first search box you will see is Library Search, which can find results from our book collection, our full text journals and many other sources, and return them in one integrated list that can be refined to show just the kind of resource you need.
Click on the Library Search tab above for more information.
We have on the Library site a link to our Subject Guides, which are designed to help you find and use specific academic resources that may not be covered by Library Search.
You'll find information regarding books, eBooks, and specific journals that you should be using. We've also put handy RSS feeds giving up-to-date and relevant information for your subjects.
We've crafted an A to Z list of the databases and resources we have access to, so if you know your Mintel from your Fame, this is the list for you.
Googling in an academic way is made easier by using Google Scholar. It will restrict results to more academic sources and, if you log in to MyHallam first, it will help you find the full text.
Help on referencing
Referencing isn't confusing once you've used this comprehensive guide. It has quick tips, printable resources and screencasts to help you master the various referencing styles and use the tools that are available.
Find out how to use information ethically and legally with is guide.
Video, images and audio
This guide will help you find and use the best media resources for your work.
Library Search works with the following browsers:
Some people have encountered problems using Library Search in Microsoft Edge, so we recommend using an alternative browser.