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History: Tutorial - Effective library research: 3. Where should I look? Library Search

This guide introduces you to the skills and resources required for effective library research for history.

Once you have decided what sort of research materials you want to work with, you can choose the best research tool to help you find that material.

There are two Library Research tools that will help you find print and electronic primary and secondary materials. These are:

  1. Library Search
  2.  A-Z database list.

This section will look at Library Search.

 

Use Library Search:
- To search for specific books/journal titles
- To find full text journal articles
- To find conference papers, reports and other sources of information
- To research a new topic when you are unsure where to start

Activity: Explore Library Search in this tutorial

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