Research skills

Identifying information

Libraries

Modern libraries (both public and university libraries) can offer a wealth of information in a variety of formats – and it's mostly free to use!

Library resources often include:

  • Books and ebooks
  • Journals and ejournals; magazines; newspapers - many may be available electronically
  • DVDs and videos
  • Audio materials
  • Internet access
  • Dissertations (university libraries)
  • Reports
  • Images - some may be available electronically

The advantages of using libraries to find information are:

  • Library staff can offer help and advice for locating information
  • You can quickly locate information sources by searching the Library Catalogue
  • Help you find reliable, good quality information
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