While planning your search is essential- it's also important to know what type of information you are looking for, as it will help you decide where to search.
Different types of information can be found in different places, for example:
This page will go over finding books and journal articles. Have a look at the grey literature page for finding reports and other unpublished materials.
Books and textbooks provide broad overviews of a topic and are a great place to start if you're new. The best place to find books is by using the Library catalogue.
Watch the video below for a demonstration of how to search for books on the library website.
Journal articles are one way in which you can find in-depth analysis on particular topics. While you can find some journal articles by using the Library catalogue, we recommend you look in a discipline-specific database like Medline, CINAHL or Embase.
Have a look at our database searching tutorials below for some database-specific tips!