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Interactive and video guides

The following interactive guide and videos contain hints and tips on how to get the most out of searching our Library databases.

Information literacy tutorial

Information Literacy Tutorial - an eLearning module which includes sections on focusing your research question, search strategies and tactics, synthesising data, and more.

Researching academic literature 1: the basics

Use of advanced search, phrase searching, Boolean (AND/OR/NOT) and the importance or searching for synonyms. (Duration: 3:56 mins)

 

Researching academic literature 2: wildcards, proximity operators, and selecting search terms

Using wildcards, proximity operators, and selecting search terms (Duration: 4:31 mins)

 

Researching academic literature 3: advanced search techniques

Building complex search strings. (Duration: 2:40 mins)