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Literature Searching

Follow our step-by-step guide to help you carry out a good literature search


Welcome to this Literature Searching guide.

Navigate using the tabs on the left for a step-by-step guide to help you.

Step-by-step guide

The literature search is the groundwork for your essay or project. The steps are:

Search Tips: How to find the information you need

This is a brilliant, clear, easy to follow guide from NHS Education for Scotland. Useful for everyone!

Inter-Library Loans

You can apply for an ILL when you need a book, journal or journal article not held in our collection. Find out more.

Useful books to get you started

Useful handout

Screenshot of paper sheets titled handouts

Use this handout for further info.

What if I need extra help?

Call in to one of our libraries

Phone 01382 384087

Get in touch to arrange 1-2-1 tuition.

or try our 'Ask the library' chat service