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Finding Information

Learning Objects in this category include:

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How to get the best from BEI: 5 top tips
This video will show you five top tips on how to get the best from the British Education Index. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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LibrarySearch
This video shows the main features of the Library Collections tab in LibrarySearch.
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Placing reservations using LibrarySearch
This video shows how to place a reservation using LibrarySearch.
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How to get the best from Google Scholar: 5 top tips
This video will show you 5 top tips for getting the best out of Google Scholar. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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How to access journals from off-campus using Google Scholar
This video will show you how to access journals when off-campus using Google Scholar. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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How to access electronic journals
This brief video explains the recommended route for accessing electronic journals via Cardiff Portal whether you are working on or off-campus, or on a laptop or other mobile device. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh.
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Information research: the initial steps
Advice on how to approach a topic and how to begin searching for secondary sources using Voyager.
Duration: 4 min 55 sec.
This movie is part of a short series on IL-related topics. See Movies and Demonstrations for other titles.
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Exploring the journal literature
This introduction to using journals asks "what is a journal?", "why should you use them?", "how do you search the literature effectively?", and highlights the role of bibliographic databases.
Duration: 4 min 22 sec.
This movie is part of a short series on IL-related topics. See Movies and Demonstrations for other titles.
Quicktime movie file  Windows media file
Finding the law
Structure your searching when looking for information for your law research.
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Accessing e-journals off-campus
Video demonstrating how to access e-journals off-campus when not using Cardiff Portal.