Search tips and tricks

Search tips and tricks

Below is a list of useful information.

You may find the Invisible Library tutorials a useful tool to improve your searching techniques, help you to understand the different resource types and locate good quality resources for your academic study.

Use the Study Hub @Library page on Finding & Using Information

Keeping up to date with the latest developments, research and publications in your field using free alerting services can be just the thing to give your assignments, research and understanding that little bit "extra". These free alerting services sometimes called current awareness and can either be email alerts or RSS feeds.

You can set up alerts to receive the table of contents from journal titles you have selected or articles that match your searches (keywords or author names).  You can do this using the British Library's electronic table of contents service Zetoc  or DISCOVER.

Zetoc provides access to over 34,500 journals and more than 55 million article citations and conference papers. 

A free collection if scholarly Tables of Contents (TOCs) is available at JournalTOCs.  You can set up an alert to let you know when new issues of your followed journals are published.

Follow this link to the information on Visiting Other Libraries 

Full details on the Document Supply service are available here. 

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