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Getting started

Guidance to get you started with your research can be found here: finding information

Literature reviews

Guidance to get you started with your literature review can be found here

Lists of databases and ejournals

The library has a selection of electronic databases which contain reference to journal articles on specific subject.  The databases can be searched quickly by subject or keyword.  The results or your search will either provide the fill text journal articles or will refer you to articles in specific journals.  Where a database only provides references, you will normally be able to use the Find it! service to locate a copy of hte article.

Other databases provide different information, such as company accounts, law reports or technical standards.

Current awareness services

Many databases allow you to save searches and will deliver regular and automatic e-mail notifications of new papers. There are also services, such as Zetoc, which list tables of contents of journals and again will notify you of new papers.

Using other libraries

Your research may lead you to resources that are available only in other libraries.  To find out how you can access other libraries go to the 'Using other libraries' guide which has information about:

  • How to get reference access to other academic libraries in Manchester
  • How to use academic libraries across the UK with SCONUL Access
  • Public libraries in the Manchester and Cheshire areas
  • Special libraries in Manchester and Salford
  • Information about how to use the British Library in Boston Spa and London

Research Support Librarian