3 Finding different types of information sources

Learning Objectives

In this chapter you will learn

  • How to find many of the different types of sources available at the Library

For key source types such as books and journals articles, we have created videos to help find them.

Check out the following Youtube playlist to find out how to find books and journal articles in both electronic and print format:

The Library has plenty of information sources that are not books and journal articles, however. For sources other than books and journal articles, as well as for certain types or collections of book material, we have the following guides to help. These will be useful depending on what is your topic of study or research.

Finding books and ebooks

Finding databases

Finding DVDs and audio

Finding information in the European Documentation Centre

Finding journals and journal articles

Finding microform

Finding official publications

Finding reference works

Finding theses


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