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Medical Imaging Effective Library Research: 1. Effective Library research

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.

To search effectively you need to invest time up front to plan out a library research strategy.  It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available, and you can also waste time if you look in the wrong place.

Before you start, consider three key questions:

  1. What sort of information do I need?
  2. Where can I find the resources that are the most appropriate?
  3. How can I search effectively so that I find relevant materials for my research topic?
Work through the next three pages to explore these questions in more depth.

There are five key stages involved in planning and conducting

searches for information



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