8.1 Start searching for references

In the module Planning your Research you learnt steps such as identifying key concepts, finding synonyms and related terms and constructing a search strategy. Once you have planned your research, you can use the following resources to find the reference material.


This is a tool to help you find out what is in the Library and what the Library can access electronically.


Indexes to journals, conferences, chaptes of books, book reviews, anthologies.


Something published on an ongoing basis and available ectronically on the Web.

Internet search engines

Robots that trawl for websites when you enter your key terms, for example, Google.