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Finding resources

The ability to find good quality resources to use in your assignments is an essential skill you will need at university. As a Teesside University student you have access to some of the best academic resources in the world. You need the ability to recognise when information is needed, have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use it effectively. Honing this skill is also crucial for life outside of university as you prepare for your future career. 

It can be daunting and difficult know where to start when looking for books, journals and other resources. This guide will help you get started. 

Where to search

Where to search

Are looking for Books? Journal articles? Conference papers? Films? Newspaper articles? Find out the best places to find the resources you need here on our guide to Where to search


Search strategy

A comprehensive literature search requires a bit of planning. This is called your search strategy.  This can range from spending a few minutes thinking of relevant key words or a more structured method such as PIO or PICO. Learn all about these methods on our Search strategy guide