Use this guide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
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The Library Search services will help you discover books, journals, articles, audio visual material and more on your chosen topic. This is a good place to start when you are beginning to research a topic as you can draw on content from a variety of different sources.
Search for print and online books, journals, articles + more. Library Search LibGuide available for guidance.
Penryn Library Search
Search the print and streaming media collections that you have access to at Penryn campus.
There are a wide range of online resources that will help you trace books, journal articles and much more, to support your study and research.
Try the following resources for your computing related research.
You can access the full list of databases the library subscribes to via the A-Z Database list.
You can browse by subject e.g. Computer Science or type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.
Explore the Computer Science databases in our collection.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an extensive archive of free-to-air TV programmes and radio shows
Kanopy films and documentaries covering Computer Science & Technology. Full content for University of Exeter.
Explore research materials available elsewhere
Library Hub Discover - Search the catalogues of over 100 major UK and Irish national, academic and specialist libraries to find books, journals and other materials.
WorldCAT - Search the collections of over 10,000 worldwide libraries.
The European Library - Access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.
The Library of Congress - Catalogue records of the print and digital resources held in the Library of Congress collections (USA).
The British Library - You can search for records in the Library's collections and for content freely available online.
CORE - Search the world's largest collection of open access research papers
Kaggle - Inside Kaggle you’ll find all the code & data you need to do your data science work. Use over 50,000 public datasets and 400,000 public notebooks to conquer any analysis in no time.
It is important to plan your search strategy, and manage your search results so that you get the most from your online searching.
Keep a record of all the material you need to cite in your assignments, papers, projects etc.
Use the Search Techniques and Referencing guidance to assist you.
Use the Search Techniques LibGuides for lots of hints and tips on successful online searching
As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.
Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations. Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.
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Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of study skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research.
It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.
Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.
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