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:
- Watch the How to research your assignment video
- Read through our pages on referencing
- Find the best resources for your subject with our Library Guides
Preparing your dissertation
For advice and guidance on preparing your dissertation, read the online resource: Dissertation research.
How to research your assignment video
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:
- Watch the Introduction to Library Search: how to find a book
- Watch the Introduction to Library Search: how to find journal articles
- Watch the Introducing Library Search: How to request and renew items
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.