Make sure you have enough detail to find the information again Always record: Source used and the date you used it Searches undertaken and results found Keywords used, date range searched, location of material Full bibliographic details of the material found This will help you with your referencing bibliography
Define your topic. What is it you want to say? What is the scope? Preparation is key
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DISCOVER Easy to search as Google Searches Peer Reviewed (academically approved )material not available on the Internet Search for journal articles – (plus other items) Also contains the Library catalogue – not as easy to keep track of searches
Summary Preparation is key Search local to global –Catalogue Discover LibGuides Additional resources Use good quality resources Use Internet appropriately Use reference management software if you think it’s right for you.
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