Research: Finding books, journals, audio-visual and other materials

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Locating books and journals for your research can be trickier than you might think.

Library catalogues are the first place to start with this task and are fairly intuitive to use. However, learning to use library catalogues effectively will improve your search results and will save you time, so look out for taught courses and self-study tutorials.

Tools you should look at:

SOLO, OxLIP+, OLIS – For finding printed and electronic books, journals and other materials in Oxford libraries

COPAC – For finding materials in UK research libraries