Using library resource guides

Library Resource Guides

There are so many places to find information that it can be confusing to know where to start. A good place to start is to use a Library Resource Guide related to your topic. These Guides list recommended key resources and places to search for information.

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Finding the best sources of information

Our guides help you to locate a range of relevant information for your courses. However, not all information is equal. Some should not be used as references in your assessments, particularly if you are asked to find scholarly or academic resources only. It is important to learn how to recognise the different sources of information and understand when you should use them.

Understanding the information cycle

Sometimes when you are searching for information on a topic there are not a lot of scholarly resources available. This is particularly true for new concepts and recent or current events. Understanding how the information cycle works will help you know what type of information may be available, and where to look for it.