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MPA: Finding and using library resources for assignments: Introduction

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 amount 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. 

Go to the Search Plan Template to download a document that can help you plan a literature searching strategy.

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