Are you working on your degree project or have another assignment and need to find information? Are you wondering how to get started or where to look next?
When you search for information, consider the following:
- How are you going to use the information? What is it for? How much material do you need? When is your work due in?
- What type of material do you need? Do you need a general overview, or specific material about your particular topic?
- What do you need? Do you need books, articles, dissertations, or some other form of material? If you are working on your degree project, you generally need scholarly sources (More information about scholarly texts). Remember to always critically evaluate your sources (More information about source evaluation).
- Where are you looking for your sources? Databases can be a useful resource in addition to the library catalogue, and in our subject guides, you can find tips on databases relevant to your subject. Furthermore, you may find relevant material by turning to government authorities and/or organisations.
Searching is a process that can take time, and it is not always a simple or straight forward process. Often, you may need to modify your search terms as you go. For a systematic approach, it can be a good idea to document your searches. You can always contact us and you are welcome to book a librarian if you want additional support.