Posts tagged: finding resources

Lights, camera, action.. information sources for film

9 April 2020

Finding films to watch

Those of you with subscriptions to Netflix, Disney, Sky etc. will have access to a huge number of mainstream films.  However, the Library also provides some excellent sources for films old and new, both mainstream and more alternative.

Box of Broadcasts – This is a treasure trove for film buffs.  It’s a vast collection of programmes broadcast on TV and radio over the past 20 years or more.  Many thousands of films have been aired on TV, and the recordings are available in this database.  This blog describes how to use Box of Broadcasts to find a particular film. read more

Sage Research Methods Videos

9 May 2018

Looking to undertake some research this year? Need some expert help and guidance? SAGE Research Methods is the essential online resource for anyone doing research or learning how to do research. With more than 800 books, reference works, journal articles, and videos, it provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings. SAGE Research Methods’ coverage spans the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities.

You can

  • Embed videos onto your blackboard sites
  • Choose from different types of videos, from case studies, interviews and tutorials
  • Helps you to write up methodology for publication in the best research journals

Why not watch this short video for an overview of this great resource

https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/sage-research-methods

 

You can access this content from both on and off campus here.

Getting the most out of Library Search

16 April 2018
Tracy Breheny

Tracy tells you how to use Library Search smarter!

Trying to find sources for your academic work can be difficult, time consuming and overwhelming.  Sometimes, even deciding where to look can be tricky!  But fear not, help is at hand!

Library Search can make your academic life easier by helping you to find a range of reliable and trustworthy sources for your work.  It contains a wealth of information to help you make the most of your studies, including books/eBooks, journals/eJournals, articles, databases, past exam papers, the University’s research, the University’s Archives and Special Collections and more. read more

Explore ESDU

15 June 2017

Need engineering design methods and data? Anne shows you where you can find these.

Do you need access to design methods and data for aeronautical, mechanical or structural engineering?

 

little logoESDU (Engineering Sciences Data Unit) provides data, software tools and design methods that have been monitored, guided and rigorously tested and validated by technical committees comprised of leading experts from industry, academia and government organisations from around the world.

In short, this is information you can trust.

 

What’s more, you won’t find this information on Google or Wikipedia – in in many cases the data and information is unpublished and only available through ESDU.

When you are designing or building something, you don’t want it to fall apart, do you?

 

Access ESDU through Library Search.

Go to sign in if you are working off-campus.
ESDU2

When ESDU opens read the Agreement and click the Yes, I accept… button.

Not sure where to start?

ESDU5

ESDU4

Once you are familiar with the types of information you can find on ESDU, try using the Search box to find the things you need.

Finding databases for Computing, Science and Engineering

7 June 2016

When you have an assignment or dissertation to write you will need to find information to support your argument. As well as books you will need to use journal articles, as they can provide highly-specialised, up-to-date, and properly researched and verified information.

The Library subscribes to a wide range of databases which allow you to search across thousands of journals at once, to help you find exactly the information you need to help you write your assignment.

To find the best databases for your subject area, start at Library Search.

Library Search - databases and sign in link

  • Click the Databases link.
  • Scroll down the menu to find your subject area.

database lists

  • When you have selected your subject click the Submit button.
  • You will see a list of results like this:

database results

There are lists for the following subject areas:

  • Acoustics
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Audio and Video Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Data Communications
  • Gas and Petroleum Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechancial Engineering
  • Physics
  • Robotics and Automation

As well as journal articles, our databases provide access to all sorts of other information: e-books, conference papers, standards, theses, broadcasts and more.

Have a look and see what is available for you to use.

What sorts of information do I need?

29 October 2015

Have you got an assignment and are thinking of heading to the Library to look for information to help you write it?

Excellent! The Library is a great place to start your research.

You probably already know that the Library has books and journals and encyclopaedias and reports and all sorts of other useful things, and that you can find them online too.

information sources

But are you wondering what these all things are, when you need them, what you should use them for, and how to find them?
 
See our eLearning – Types of information sources for your assignments.

resources player

 
Click the image to start.