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Psychology: Effective Library Research: Home

Online tutorial introducing you to the skills and techniques needed for effective library research

As part of your studies you will have various tasks and assignments that require you to work with the library resources.

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available, and you can waste time if you look in the wrong place.

Before you start, you should consider three key questions:

  1. What sort of information do I need?
  2. Where should I look for information? 
  3. How can I search effectively so that I find relevant materials for my research topic?

This tutorial will help you answer these questions. Work through each section using the tabs above, and complete the activities as you go. 

Tutorial workbook

Use this workbook to make notes as you progress through the tutorial. By the end you'll have a plan you can use to help you complete the research for your assignment.

Unsure of library basis? The online Library Induction has been designed to introduce you to the range of resources, facilities and services available to support your academic journey.
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