Library Research Skills Tutorial About the tutorial

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Using this tutorial

This tutorial is freely available for anyone to use and does not require you to login. You can use it in different ways:

  • Access training in all the library research skills covered here, or all the skills in one particular module, by using the 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons at the bottom of the screen to work through the tutorial sequentially.
  • Access training in any of the particular areas covered by the tutorial by using the menu on the left to go directly to the section of interest.
  • Access training in a specific subject by using the site map.

The first time you use this tutorial you will find it useful to look at 'the library research process' as this outlines the different elements of the research process and how you can use the tutorial to learn about them.

The tutorial includes:

  • Key points pages that outline the basic facts to remember within each module.
  • Opportunities to practice skills such as searching.
  • Many links to further sources of information and to other institutions and libraries that may be useful during your research have been provided. Every effort has been made to ensure that only links to authoritative, official and academic websites are included, although the University of London cannot be held responsible for the content of these external websites.

You can return to this tutorial as many times as you want to, you may wish to investigate areas further by following links, or simply to check the information when you really need it, for example while finalising your bibliography.

Accessibility

We would like this tutorial to be accessible to all our users and so every effort has been made to ensure that the tutorial complies with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. (priority 1). If you are experiencing any difficulties using this tutorial or have any other comments about the accessibility of this website, please contact the webmaster: .

Software

This tutorial makes use of Cascading Style Sheets to format the content. This means that old browsers such as Netscape 4 display the content without the intended formatting, the content, however, should remain accessible. This tutorial also includes small amounts of Javascript and some documents also require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Further information

An easily downloadable guide is available to help you use this tutorial, which you may want to print out and consult.

Further information is available about the project which created this tutorial.

If you require further information about using the libraries of the University of London try the University of London Research Library Services website (accessible by clicking on the logo in the top left of this page). This website contains many links to resources and institutions that may be useful to you during your research.

If you have an enquiry you would like to submit to the staff at the University of London Research Library Services, please use this online enquiry form.

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