This guide will assist you to locate relevant resources for your study and research. It will give you some guidance about using information sources, and each source's relevance.
Different resources are useful for finding different types of information. Scholarly articles are best for recently published research, and books and reference material are good for developing your underlying knowledge of a discipline. Developing a basic knowledge of your topic first could help you to understand articles more easily.
Click on the links below for more detailed descriptions of when you'd use different resources, and for useful examples of each for your discipline.
When you're beginning your research on a general topic:
When you'd like to find the most recently published material on a specific topic:
When you'd like industry news or current affairs information:
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Information must not be used for commercial purposes or re-sold in any way. Any copyright resides with the original author or publisher.