As a student here, you'll be expected to find information to support your studies.

Developing good information skills will help you do well in your course, as you'll be marked on the appropriateness of the information you choose.

To find good quality information, you'll need to know:

  • what to search for
  • where to search
  • which types of information to choose
  • how to judge the quality of the information you find

Read through these pages for some top tips and guidance on key areas, including reading lists, essay questions and bibliographies.

Researching your assignment

The following tools may be useful when undertaking your own research:

Preparing your dissertation

For advice and guidance on preparing your dissertation, read the online resource: Dissertation research.

How to research your assignment video

Watch a short video for some tips on researching your assignments

Using Library Search

Library Search is your key research tool to find what the library holds or subscribes to.

Read our guide to using Library Search.

We also recommend that you watch the following videos:

How to Find help

For help with researching and referencing your assignments you can book an appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian. Find the Academic Liaison Librarian for your subject on our Library Guides website.

For help with academic writing you can book an appointment with a Learning Adviser. To book an appointment please visit Engage.