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Library Research Skills: Introduction

These short interactive presentations will help you to develop library research skills and find information for your assignments.

Get the right start

Starting University can be daunting, especially if you're not sure how much research you'll need to do to earn good marks.  To help you get the right start, we recommend that you work through these library research skills demonstrations during your first semester at UTAS.

At this level of study, you may discover that you are expected to find information of a higher academic standard than you are used to.

The short interactive demonstrations on this guide will help you to develop the library research skills you'll need to succeed at Uni.

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Required reading (5-10 min each)

Understanding your reading list
Learn how to tell the difference between books, chapters and articles on your reading list.

Reading Lists Index 
Learn how to use the Reading Lists Index for easy access to your required readings.

Author/Title searching 
Learn the fastest ways to find a specific title in the Library.

Researching your assignments

Planning your search
Learn how to plan your search so that you don't waste time gathering information you don't need.