Welcome to Day 5 of #su5dol. So far, we have explored finding books and journal articles. You probably expected to use this sort of material when you started university. Have you thought about other library resources you might need to use?
The library subscribes to many subject specialist databases. They can help you to find information for your assignments. Many of these databases hold scholarly journal articles. You can use them to look for journal articles on your topic.
To find the best databases for your subject, go to the Library Guides homepage and click on your school or college. Then click on your degree programme. You will find guides, information and links to important resources. There will also be contact details so you can get in touch with your librarians if you have any questions.
On Day 4, we looked at searching for articles on your topic in iFind. You can use the same strategies to look for articles in the specialist databases. To search effectively:
You might need to look up some specialist data or information as part of your studies. For instance, School of Management students will need to find financial information, Law students will look at legislation and Engineers may need to consult British Standards. Our databases can help! Our Assignment Survival Kit includes a guide on Specialist types of information. Use it to help you find:
Most importantly, remember to ask for help from your friendly librarians if you can’t find what you need!
iss November 16th, 2018
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