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Five things about literature searching

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1. Make a start with Search@ Library

Search@ Library is a good place to start for a quick entry into the literature available to you at Leeds. You can search the Library's collections in print and online, from manuscripts to books to individual journal articles.

There are links to full-text where we have a subscription. BUT! It doesn't cover absolutely everything we have available, so you need to use other information tools and sources when performing a literature review for a research project.

2. Follow the literature searching guide

Start with our literature searching guide for a step-by-step approach to a systematic or in-depth literature review. It covers tips, tools, techniques and processes to ensure your search-and-find process is as efficient and effective as possible.

3. See resources for your subject areas

There are tailored subject pages for each discipline to help you find the key databases and information sources that are relevant for your research areas.

4. Getting the full-text of an article

Do you have a reference to an article and want to read the full text?
Type the article title and one surname of the author(s) into Search@ Library - this details and links to a majority of articles we have subscriptions for.

Still no luck?
Use the advanced search in Search@Library to look up the publication title - this will show the full holdings of the journal in which the article appears. We could have the article in print but not online. Using this search will show you the alternatives.

Are you off-campus?
If you are off-campus, use Desktop Anywhere to access your University desktop. This will make access to full-text easier as for many journals you won't have to log in each time. [IS LOGGING INTO Search @ Library EQUIVALENT TO THIS?]

5. Getting items the Library doesn't have

If the Library doesn't have the item you need, you can request it using the Document Supply service, visit other libraries through the Sconul Access scheme, or use the British Library in Wetherby.