Learning how to use Library resources, such as books, journal articles, and databases, is a key part of your academic development. Your librarians, Hannah and Kathryn, can help support you to find, evaluate, use, and reference information from a wide variety of sources to produce high-quality assignments. If you would like to book a one-to-one or small-group appointment, you are very welcome to contact us by email or drop by the askalibrarian desk in The Hive. Use the boxes to the left to check our availability on the askalibrarian desk.
When it comes to finding material for your assignments, your resource lists are a great place to start. You can use Library Search to start looking for academic books and e-books, book chapters, and journal articles. For more targeted searches, you can use research databases -- use the tabs below to discover the recommended resources for the School of Sport and Exercise Science.
These resources are focused on specific subjects, including Business, Education and Health sciences. You may find it useful to consult other library subject guides on these areas to find other resources.
These databases bring together journals, e-books and other scholarly material across a number of different disciplines.
Use these handy tutorials from our YouTube channel to find out about why and how to use journal articles.
Websites can be highly useful and relevant sources of information. However, you do need to evaluate them carefully and critically to be sure that the information is high quality. While books are checked by publishers and editors and journal articles are reviewed by academic experts, it is much easier to produce online content without going through editors or reviewers. Here are some useful starting points to evaluate a website:
For more guidance, see our Evaluating sources guide.
These organisations all promote sport across the UK, investing in elite and amateur sport.
These resources span other sporting organisations, coaching, sport business, sport education and more.
Going to uni is a bit like going to the gym - your fees get you access to great services and facilities, but if you want to see any changes, you have to put the work in. If you're not sure what to do or where to go, we are happy to help!
You can find guidance on referencing, finding and evaluating sources, plagiarism and copying on our Study Skills page, and guidance on essay writing, taking notes, organising yourself and more on the UW Study Skills page.