Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
There are a wide range of online resources that will help you trace books, journal articles, performances and much more, to support your study and research. Key resources are highlighted in the adjacent tabs.
Bibliographic databases index the global literature and provide references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings, technical reports etc that match your search criteria. They help you to find information about previous publications in your research field.
Use the Environment Complete tutorials for an introduction to the database.
There are video guides available to help you search Reaxys.
Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.
You can browse by subject e.g. Natural Sciences or type (e.g.maps, statistics, images etc.) or search to find your required resource.
Allied subjects include Biosciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and the Medical School.
You will also find LibGuides available for these and other subject disciplines.
COPAC - exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries.
WorldCAT - search the collections of libraries in your community and tens of thousands more around the world.
SUNCAT - is the Serials Union Catalogue for the UK research community, a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK.
The European Library - access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.
The Library of Congress - catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections in the USA.
LibWeb - Access to a listing of online library catalogues worldwide
CORE - gives an incredibly fast search of the full-text of 80M open access research resources
The Journal of Visualized Experiments provides access to videos demonstrating experiments from laboratories around the world.
It's a valuable resource you can use to learn about Lab techniques and processes!
The College provides Health and safety Information you should consult.
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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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.