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

The Foundations of Research
by Jonathan Grix. 2nd edn.

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

  1. Go to the main UEA Library page.
  2. Enter your search terms in the search box and click Search.
  3. You will get a list of results.
  4. Sometimes you will see an item called Start Your Research at the top of the results. This is an introduction to the topic.
  5. Books are listed next.
  6. You can narrow the results to Books and ebooks or Articles (on the left of the screen).
  7. You can drag the Publication Date slider (on the left of the screen) to show only recent items.
  8. Click on the full-text link, e.g. PDF Full Text.
  9. There may be a Cite icon or link beside the article text. Click on it for the bibliographical reference.


  1. For a printed book, check its status, location and classmark/call number, so that you can find the book on the library shelves. For example:
    Available   UEA Main Library Floor 2: Main shelves – Normal loan   PR5823.Z REN
  2. There are floor plans by the lift and stairs.
  3. For an ebook, click on the View eBook or UEA Access link.
  4. For a bibliographical reference, click on the Cite button.

Google Scholar

Go to and do a search.

You can limit the results by date (e.g. Since 2017).

Some of the results will have links in a separate column on the right, such as [PDF]… or [HTML]… or UEA access. Click on one of these.

For a reference, click on the double quotes icon at the bottom of each result:

Tip: On your own laptop, go to Settings > Library links to add University of East Anglia.

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
Find books and journal articles

Web of Science
Search engine

Search engine for data and statistics