Finding books for your research

The good, old fashioned book is often a good place to start your research, but how will you know which books will you need? How will you find them? Here Helen Yendell provides a guide to optimising your book searches, both at the Library and worldwide.

Creating a search strategy

If you feel as if you spend your entire life trawling through databases, then this article is for you. Following on from her guide to searching for journal articles, here Helen Yendall provides essential advice on getting the most out of the databases you search.

Searching for journal articles

Journal articles are a key source of material for PhD students. Don’t know where to begin when searching for journal articles? Looking for more effective search methods? In this guide Helen Yendall explains the most effective ways of locating relevant articles.