Search tips & tricks

Searching for good-quality information is a process and a skill to be learnt, just like any other academic skill.  Don't get frustrated because you can't find things straight away.  Reading and research is a large part of your degree as well as the clinical skills you will learn to be a paramedic.

The Invisible Library tutorial takes you through search skills step-by-step.  You can find the Invisible Library on the Study Hub Online on BREO.

It might seem a waste of time to you, but one of the best skills you can learn is to plan your search and devise a search strategy.  A few minutes spent planning will save you time down the road.Check out this video from Edge Hill University which explains some of the principles behind searching:

You can use DISCOVER search engine to find books, articles and other relevant materials.  More information and some tutorial videos are available from the Digital Library.

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