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Discovering is the literacy which enables learners to develop search strategies and utilise a broad range of generic and discipline specific resource discovery tools. Information discovery might be guided, inquiry based, or serendipitous.

The information you use at university should come from academically credible sources. The tutorials below will help you to find, navigate and effectively use these resources to make academically sound choices.

Using Resource Lists: a tutorial for students

Learn how to find and use your Resource Lists for your course reading.

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Using StarPlus Classic: finding resources for your course and research

Learn how to use StarPlus Classic, the Library Catalogue, to find all electronic and print content for your course and research.

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Using StarPlus Beta: finding resources for your course and research

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Using Scopus

Scopus is a multidisciplinary database, a good starting points for all subjects.

Watch the video above, or see it in Kaltura: Using Scopus

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Database guides

Introductory video guides and written guides to getting started with the databases you need for your studies.

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Discovering images

Discover some things you need to consider when using images in your work, and learn how to find images you can use.

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Successful database searching

Learn what a database is, how to successfully create a search strategy, and search databases for journal articles.

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Planning a literature search

Watch the video above, or see it in Kaltura: Planning a literature search

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Using other libraries

Learn how you can use other libraries both in the UK and overseas for your study.

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