Finding and Managing Information

The library provides access to an extensive range of scholarly resources for use in your research. By using the online catalogue you can discover the books, journals and many other resources available in print and electronic format. Our databases allow you to do more in depth literature searching and using a subject page provides more focus.

The guidance included on this page provides help on finding resources in your subject and LS084 Skills for Research Keeping up-to-date Guide (PDF 75K, Downloads file) in your area.

As a researcher you will also find it helpful to manage the many references that you will find. By using reference management tools such as RefWorks you will save valuable time for research. See guides LS002 Guide to Legacy RefWorks (PDF 1,377K, Downloads file) & LS086 Advanced Legacy RefWorks (PDF 873K, Downloads file)

WIRE

WIRE is the university’s digital repository of research work by academic staff and students. Useful to find research in your area, and also as a place to submit your own research.

Subject Resources

Access to the wide range of resources in your subject area.

Grey Literature

Grey literature is often generated by researchers and practitioners, but is not controlled by commercial publishing. It can also be produced by charities and non-profit organisations, societies, special interest groups, professional associations, universities, central government and local authorities, international bodies such as WHO, World Bank etc., businesses, market intelligence consultancies, think tanks, political/pressure groups, patient and consumer groups and many more.

When you are preparing your work you may want to include grey literature. This guide goes through the reasons for using it and how to search for it.

LS124 Searching Grey Literature (PDF 391K, Downloads file)