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Discovery (Open Learning)

Discovery : Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to Discovery, Teesside University Library's search engine for learning resources.Image result for discovery


By the time you have completed this tutorial you should be able to:

  • identify different types of learning resources - for example, books, journal articles, e-books, newspaper articles etc... 
  • use Discovery tools to refine and filter your results.  


Searching for information to further your knowledge, research or write assignments is not just about utilising the first sources of information you find on the internet. Instead, it is a process of using a trusted search tool (Discovery) to identify academic sources and carefully sifting these to locate the knowledge you require as well as identifying alternative points of view, academic arguments and further sources of information.       

Alternative formats

If you prefer to view this tutorial as either a Word document or as a video, select the Alternative Formats option from the left hand menu.

Time allowance

This tutorial should take 15 mins to complete.