Continuing from May’s Ask the Librarian blog that discussed how to find the right content online, lets next discuss what you should do once you have completed your first search for research.
Searching online, especially for distance learners is easy to perform from home and was my go-to place for research when I studied as a distance learner.
When using library catalogues or databases you need to pick your search terms (keywords) carefully. Search engines and library databases are not intelligent and will match up words without considering their meaning.
Most universities modify the system slightly to suit the needs of their students, so if you consult other universities’ Harvard referencing guides you will find differences between them. For this reason, it is important you use UCA’s own Harvard Referencing guide when completing your assignments.
Want to maximise your access to research? Here are six open access resources that are sure to help you.
Join photographer Paul Hill on the 6 April in Birmingham in the library.