Doing the research
Research using the Internet
University of Toronto
What are sources?
University of Sydney
The A-Z of Social Research
by Robert L. Miller and John D. Brewer
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: https://intouea.com/learnfiles/librarysearch/
- Go to Library Search.
- Type a few letters in the search box. Some suggested search terms will appear.
- Enter your terms and click Search.
- You will get a list of results.
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.
- Books should be listed next.
- For a printed book, check its location, classmark and status, so that you can find the book on the library shelves.
- For an ebook, click on the link (e.g. Ebook Access).
- To see a bibliographical reference for the book, click on the book title, then click on Cite on the right of the screen.
- To see only articles, click on Articles (Peer Reviewed) on the left of the screen.
- You can drag the Publication Date slider to show only recent articles.
- Click on the link: usually PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text or Check SFX for Full Text.
- There may be a Cite icon to the right of the article text. Click on it for the bibliographical reference.