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There are many places to find suitable information for you assignment:

  • Check your course Moodle page for recommended readings.
  • Use Library Search to find books, eBook, journal articles, and videos
  • Check the library guides for recommended sources and specialist databases in the subject area. 

Choose your search terms by analysing your assignment task for:

  • keywords or concepts you need to investigate and use in your searching
  • directive words which indicate what you should do in the assignment e.g. review, discuss or evaluate
  • limiting words such as a time frame, “in the last two years, or other constraints, “what is the main cause.

More Help

Ask a Librarian button Register for a session with a librarian to help you get started with an assignment, help using Library Search or databases, assistance with using EndNote or general research assistance. This service is available to all students and staff.
FAQs button Search the Library's FAQs to find answers to the most popular questions asked by students.
Learn to search button Learn the skills you need to find and use the best sources of information for your assessment items.
Submit a request button Log an IT or Library request with our online service desk. A reference number will be sent to your student email account.You can use this service for both general queries and for those requiring specialist assistance.


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The Library's Moodle site will help you develop the skills you need to become successful at finding the best information for your assessment items.

All Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in this course. Look for it in your Moodle course list or you can use the link above.