How to find things on your reading list

Research Skills Central

This is a ‘Library and Information 101’ course: an introduction to the catalogue and the e-journals collection. The focus is very practical – it’s about finding material quickly and easily – but wrapped up in this objective is the need to understand exactly what is being recommended, and the best place in which to look for it.

Background

Under the banner of ‘find your stuff fast’ this session aims to introduce participants to the main scholarly formats – article, monograph, edited book, textbook; to recognise them from a bibliographic entry or citation; and to establish which finding aid is going to work best for finding the material.

The session also introduces the concept of critically evaluating the reading list in order to select material that’s appropriate and useful for the task at hand, rather than attempting to read everything in sequence. Thus a second key element of this session is…

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