Workshops and online materials on digital, information and study skills to inspire your learning.
Download the PowerPoint slides (Identifying Resources)
What’s available from the Library?
Finding library resources via the Information Services web pages (demo)
Finding library resources from outside the Information Services web pages (demo)
Finding resources from off-campus
Discovery-demo-finding known items
Discovery – finding ebooks off-campus
Discovery - finding journal articles off campus
Introduction to building a search strategy
Using truncation and wildcards
Applying limits to your search
Demo of building a topic search in Discovery
PsycINFO demo (psychology specific search features)
Getting the full text via library links
Google Scholar and demo
LibKey Nomad and demo
Citing and Referencing guide and Cite Them Right Online resource
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What's available from the Library
Building a psychology related search strategy using Discovery
Psychology related search features in PsycINFO specialist database