Searching the catalogue - where to start
Use the Catalogue TAB to find resources such as books, exam papers, specific journals and audio-visual items. Use the A-Z databases/Journals TAB to identify and locate individual articles in journals. Use the LibSearch TAB to perform a Google like search across ALL Library resources, including journal articles.
Keywords and descriptors - when searching catalogues and databases, be ready to use a wide range of terms, both general and precise, and in combinations. For example, if your topic is What is the purpose of higher education? Your keywords might be (higher education or tertiary education or university) and (purpose or goal or aim or objectives)
Use reference material to find definitions of unfamiliar terms, summaries of topics or as a starting point for information. The following are just some of the reference sources available in your area.
|Dictionary of Artifacts (online)|
|The Oxford Companion to Archaeology (online)|
|Grove Art Online (online)|
|Gale Virtual Reference Library (online)|
|Encyclopaedia of historical archaeology||Reference 930.1 E562|
|Reference 930.103 W927|
|Encyclopaedia of archaeology||Reference 930.103 E562|
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