For subjects other than Design and Law, the EBSCO Discovery Service is a great place to start your research. It behaves like an academic search engine, finding only quality academic content your lecturers will want to see you using. For all subjects, your Subject page(s) are the best place to start looking for information for assignments because they list the most useful resources your Faculty Librarian has hand-picked for your subject.

Once you have overcome your apprehension of visiting a library that is many times larger than the one in your old FE college, the next questions that cross most people’s minds in some order are “How do I find the …

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In my previous post, I outlined how to go about searching a database such as the EBSCO Discovery Service (“Discovery”) and refining your search results to make it easier to pick out the articles or ebooks you want to download …

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The number of ebooks we now offer has just gone up! Before the coronavirus outbreak we already had over 700,000 ebooks available – you can access these here as well and they will appear in a normal Discovery search. Since …

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eResources You told us how much you valued the wide variety of resources we make available to help you learn and support your assignments with the best available information.  We have managed to increase our collections again this year and …

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Understanding what you are looking for is sometimes the first hurdle when getting to grips with academic information.  Here is an introduction to where to find different sorts of information. Finding books The easiest way to find everything is by …

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It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and …

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With almost all our journals, ebook collections and hundreds of specialist subject databases available online through the Library website, you really do have a digital library you can carry in your pocket, almost all drawn together for you to explore …

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