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Finding Information

The following tutorials will help you to search for good quality academic resources and literature effectively. 


Basic literature search

Bibliographic databases

Accessing full text online

Your reading list and beyond

Google Scholar

The Information Cycle

Plagiarism and Copyright - the very basics

Plagiarism and Copyright in the academic context

Finding and using open research materials


Beyond your reading list webinar recording 

This webinar recording will help you to find books, journal articles and papers related to your topic, other than the ones specifically referenced on your reading list.  

Google Scholar – get more out of Google webinar recording  

Learn how to use Google Scholar as part of your research process. 

Finding Open Access material and other useful tools 

These short videos show you how to find open access, high-quality academic resources that you can access for free or how to make accessing some of Durham’s online content even easier: 


Google Scholar Button


Using archives, special collections and museums: 

Discover more about how you can use archives, special collections and museum collections to enhance your work: 

Using archives and special collections in your research

Research in museums and galleries


If you want specific help for your subject, you can also use the subject guides or contact your Faculty Librarian.

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Basic Literature Search

Bibliographic databases

Access Full Text

Your Reading List

  The Google Scholar tutorial

  The Information Cycle tutorial

The copyright basics tutorial  Plagiarism and Copyright tutorial

  Finding and using open research materials tutorial homepage

Beyond Your Reading List Webinar (back to top)

Google Scholar (back to top)

Via Durham (back to top)

Google Scholar Button (back to top)

Unpaywall (back to top)

Archive and Special Collections (back to top)

Using Archives

Research in Museums and Galleries (back to top)

Research in Museums

Palaeography (back to top)