Library and Information Skills module
You will need different types of information when researching a topic for an essay or assignment:
Start your search using the Library catalogue and digital resources searches.
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ebooks on and off campus
||Access ebooks using the Click here to access ebook link of the book record in the library catalogue.
Or, limit your search results to show only ebooks.
Use Discover to search e-resources (ebooks, ejournals and indexes and abstracts).
Search the Library catalogue to find books and e-books.
Use your Birkbeck username and password to access ebooks (or any e-resource).
Discover (articles and more) will help you find articles from ejournals or chapters from e-books for your essays and assignments. It doesn't search all the resources that we subscribe to but it is a great place to start your search. Discover also searches some of our indexes and abstracts databases.
If we don't have access to the full text you can use:
Finding information for your essays and assignments
Improving your search skills
These slides are from a Library workshop and take you through 7 steps to improve your search skills.
Keeping up to date with research - current awareness
These slides are from a Library workshop and take you through some tools that you can use to stay up to date with research in your subject area.
Click on the navigation arrows on the right to move through the tutorial or choose a section from the menu on the left.