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Searching: going beyond Search@Library

As your course progresses you will be expected to find and use a wide variety of sources and to research more independently. This will be especially important for your final-year project or dissertation or when you undertake masters-level study.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is another good search tool for journal articles. If you are searching off-campus click 'Settings' then 'Library Links' in order to search for and add University of Leeds. This will allow you to see which articles Leeds University Library subscribes to, and go directly to the full text of the article.

Journal databases

For research projects you may need to undertake more detailed or comprehensive searches. Journal databases contain information about journal articles and offer more advanced search capabilities, as well as helping you discover material outside of Leeds University Library.
This tutorial will introduce you to finding academic journal articles online. You will be introduced to some basic searching techniques that you can adapt and apply when searching in different resources such as Library journal databases and Google Scholar.