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University Library

Information Skills


We are here to assist you with your information skills whatever your current level of skills, regardless of whether you are a new undergraduate, researching for a dissertation or thesis, or academic staff starting on a new research project. Please consult our information skills guides on the right to help you use the Library's resources effectively.

For particular advice on resources and services applicable to you, please refer to our pages specifically for academic staff, researchers or current students. We also have pages listing particular services for part-time students, distance learners, disabled users and visitors.

New student support

If you are new to the University or the Library please have a look at our support for new students. We have online advice on how to effectively search the library catalogue and other resources, as well as a range of library tours so you can become familiar with the library.

Locating and Using Information Resources for Philosophy

Dissertation Workshop

This contents of this page are intended to support students starting their dissertation research.  it covers:

  • How to create an effective search strategy
  • How to use that strategy to search the Library Catalogue
  • How to use that strategy to search the Web of Knowledge
  • How to Search Philosopher's Index
  • An introduction to additional sources for your subject
  • How to evaluate information found on the web.