In my last post, I explained what you can do if you visit the library building. Since you will probably never want to do that, I wanted to outline how you can get all the same printed resources from the …

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Finding most journal articles is usually a simple a matter of making sure “Full text online only” is selected in the left-hand side-bar and searching for the article title and the first named author’s surname in Discovery or a subject …

Finding articles (and books) that do not appear to be available Read more »

Almost everyone has used Google to find information online and academic information resources are fundamentally very similar.  The difference between a simple Google search and finding precisely what you want in Discovery, ebook platforms or subject-specific resources is that to …

Search made simple: an expert walkthrough for finding ebooks and academic journal articles 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 »

“The university library provides a fantastic service to all students. The texts available both in print and online editions are extensive.” ~ former student   We subscribe to more than twice as many ejournals this year as last, we have …

Better resourced than ever before Read more »

You told us that our range of information resources was something that you valued highly. “The university library provides a fantastic service to all students. The texts available both in print and online editions are extensive.” We subscribe to more …

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The Faculty Librarian for Technology has characteristically uncovered the least technologically sophisticated way of keeping track of everything you need to do, using a notepad and pen.  The method is called “Bullet journalling”.  Combining a simple calendar with monthly task …

Faster than a speeding journal: return of the handwritten tasklist Read more »

I am stretching the definition of book his week to introduce you to El Croquis: International Architecture Magazine. The University Library chose to shelve El Croquis with its book collections, perhaps because each edition focuses on a particular architect or practice, …

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