Researching tips

Find resources for your assignments using the library. Follow our five-step process to get the best results.

Define

Make sure you understand your assignment requirements.

  • Find your assignment requirements on Blackboard
  • Access background reading via Blackboard or by searching the library
  • Get an overview of your subject using an online encyclopedia or dictionary

Plan

Develop a strategy to get better search results.

Find

Search the library, our databases and the internet to find in-depth information.

Evaluate

Evaluate your information sources for relevance and reliability. 

Reference

Ask your tutor or lecturer which referencing style you should use in your assignment.