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Starting Your Dissertation: Get information

Where does Information come from: the Information Cycle?

The Information Cycle is the progression of media coverage of a particular newsworthy event.

Understanding how the information cycle works will help you to know what kinds of information may be available on your topic as you locate and evaluate research sources.

Click here to see a short film give an informative look at the timeline of information and how this can affect your ability to find scholarly sources.

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Where to Start Looking for Information?

 You could already have a lot of information on the topic.

This comes from:

The Library does a lot of the hard work and research in selecting and making available books and articles.  We've organised this information so that books and ebooks can be found using our Library Catalogue, and everything else can be found using our MultiSearch tool.  Google Scholar is also a really useful source of free information so we include a link to it here




Google Scholar Search

Searching tips

The library subsribes to databases that have been professionally evaluated and selected by librarians for their authoritative and reliable content. The video below gives you tips on how to search a library database.

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