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Types of information sources range from scholarly books, journal articles and conference papers to company reports, government documents and newspapers. Some sources provide very specific information such as standards, legislation, company reports or statistics.

Many types of information can be found by searching Library Search on the Library homepage. However, you will have to use special databases to find others. 

To select the sources that are appropriate for your assignment consider any directions stated in the assessment task to see if specific information is required e.g. company reports, legislation, peer reviewed journal articles. 

For more information read the guide about types of information and how to find them which is linked to below.

To find what databases relate specifically to your subject area, including ones for specialist information sources, consult the library guide in your subject area.

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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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University Research and Information Skills 



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.