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Looking to go beyond the basics using the Discovery Service? Of course you are. This quick video will lift the lid on the tips and tricks that librarians use to get the most from the Discovery Service and set you up for success.

If you are returning after your first year, it is a sure and certain thing that you will be looking for journal articles at some point. The easiest way to find journal articles is by searching the Discovery Service. Happily, finding articles is surprisingly easy, especially if you watch this quick video covering our top tips for finding precisely what you need. And if you can’t find what you want, there is always a friendly librarian waiting to help!

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 …

Expert search: a step-by-step guide to advanced searching Read more »

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 …

Can I get the book I need as an ebook? Read more »

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 …

Student led change (2) – ever more eResources Read more »

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 …

Starting out… finding books and journal articles Read more »