Types of information sources
You will need to consult a wide range of information sources. Informal sources include contact with peers, colleagues, other researchers, library staff, and your supervisor. Just as important as the network of informal contacts are the formal sources, including:
Use Library Search to find which books are held in the Library
|Journals – scholarly/popular||
Use Library Search to find journal articles held in the Library
To search for journal articles on a specific topic use a Library database
Refer to the Finding Theses page for more information
|Web sites (URLs)||
Search subject directories and use meta-search engines as part of your internet search processes.
The best starting point for government documents are government websites. For further information have a look at our Finding Government Information guide
|Legislation||Refer to the Law LibGuide|
Refer to the Standards LibGuide
Refer to the Statistics LibGuide for a list of the types and sources of statistics
Bibliographies and references found in information sources often prove useful when looking for further information.
Print encyclopaedias and dictionaries are kept on the library shelves. Use Library Search to locate them, or browse the shelves. The Library also subscribes to an online database of reference works, Oxford Reference Online
Refer to the Library’s Finding Newspaper Articles guide