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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: 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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Developing a search strategy

Learn how to successfully develop a search strategy, and identify your search terms.

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Producing a literature review

A literature review aims to give an overview of the current scholarly understanding of a particular topic, including any competing theories or perspectives. This guide provides an outline and suggests sources of further advice.

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