This guide will help you get started in finding library resources.
Use the Ask Us service if you have questions about the library or doing library research.
Some tips to get you started:
If you run into any trouble at any point in your research process, you can always Ask Us for help.
Another advantage to starting your research early: you can schedule a consultation with a librarian. Librarians are here to help you navigate the many resources available to you, and a consultation is a great opportunity to make sure you are looking in the right places. Librarians are glad to help!
Once you have selected an initial topic, the next step is to develop research questions. To begin:
The one minute video below provides more tips.
When you have a topic in mind, it's a good idea to start thinking about words you might use in your search for information related to your topic. The video and tips below provide more information.
Before you can begin searching for information in a print or online resource, you need to identify keywords related to your topic. Key terminology can be found easily by scanning:
If you are still struggling, then try these suggestions:
InfoKat Discovery can be a good place to start your research, as you can search for all types of information there (articles, books, and much more).
If you click on Advanced Search search to the right of the search box, you can search InfoKat Discovery as the "Library Catalog." This will help you find library materials UK owns, such as books, videos, maps, music, and much more.
The InfoKat Discovery Guide is helpful for learning how to use this powerful tool.
This video provides a two minute overview for searching InfoKat Discovery.