Finding sources


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 UEA Library Search
Web of Science Search engine
Zanran Search engine for data and statistics