We’re Maree Green and Joanna Wilson, your Academic Support Librarians for Arts & Media.
Phone: 0161 295 6680 or 0161 295 6183
If you need to find information for your assignment or research, but don’t know where to start, these pages are for you. The links below will give you the information you need to get going.
The Skills for Learning pages contain lots of useful Library and study skills information. They are a great starting point for anything you might want to know about finding information and writing assignments.
Here are some Guides to using the Library, finding books and borrowing them.
Finding Information in your subject area
Databases are good place to research for your assignments, some provide access to journal articles but some contain other data such as illustrations, videos, market research reports, newspapers and conference papers. You can access these resources via the Databases link on the Library Search screen, the following guides detail the best databases to use for your subject.
Referencing the sources you use
Correct referencing, that is acknowledging the sources of information you use in your essays and assignments, is a very important part of academic writing – the following guides will help you get to grips with it.