Finding sources

Doing the research

Research using the Internet
University of Toronto

What are sources?
University of Sydney


Complete books

The A-Z of Social Research
by Robert L. Miller and John D. Brewer

Research Skills
by Jeremy Jolley


Analysing and evaluating information
The Smarter Student, by Kathleen McMillan

Data, information and decisions
Business Student’s handbook, by Sheila Cameron

Preparing for research
Study Skills for Part-Time Students, by Dorothy Bedford and Elizabeth Wilson

Research skills and orientations
Ultimate Study Skills Handbook, by Sarah Moore et al.

Using electronic library resources
Essential Study Skills, by Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield

UEA Library Search

Try this video:


  1. Go to Library Search.
  2. Type a few letters in the search box. Some suggested search terms will appear.
  3. Enter your terms and click Search.
  4. You will get a list of results.

Research Starters

Sometimes you will see a Research Starter at the top of the results. This is an introduction to the topic. For example, there are Research Starters on Global warming and Marketing strategy.


  1. Books should be listed next.
  2. For a printed book, check its location, classmark and status, so that you can find the book on the library shelves.
  3. For an ebook, click on the link (e.g. Ebook Access).
  4. To see a bibliographical reference for the book, click on the book title, then click on Cite on the right of the screen.

Journal articles

  1. To see only articles, click on Articles (Peer Reviewed) on the left of the screen.
  2. You can drag the Publication Date slider to show only recent articles.
  3. Click on the link: usually PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text or Check SFX for Full Text.
  4. There may be a Cite icon to the right of the article text. Click on it for the bibliographical reference.

Some Sources

See also Subjects.

Credo Reference
“Background Information to Start Your Research”

Google Scholar
Search engine

Oxford Reference
Online reference books

Rutgers Research Guides
Subject guides

UEA Library Search
Search engine

Web of Science
Search engine

Search engine for data and statistics