As a student, you are often required to complete assignments and research papers that require additional resources beyond what you learn in class. The Library catalogue is an essential tool that can help you find relevant materials for your assignments. 

The catalogue is a comprehensive database that contains information about all the resources available through the Library, such as books, journals, magazines, ebooks and multimedia materials. It is a powerful tool that allows you to search for resources using different criteria, such as title, author, keyword and subject. 

When looking for resources for your assignments: 

  1. Determine your research topic: Before you start searching the catalogue, you need to have a clear understanding of your research topic. This will help you to identify the keywords and search terms that are relevant to your topic.
  2. Search the library catalogue: Once you have identified your keywords, you can start searching using the search box on the Library homepage.
  3. Refine your search: If you get too many irrelevant results, you can refine your search by adding more specific keywords or filtering by date, format or subject.
  4. Evaluate the results: When you get your search results, you should evaluate them based on relevance, credibility and timeliness. You should focus on resources that are relevant to your research topic and are authored by credible experts in the field.
  5. Access the resources: You will be able to access most resources electronically by clicking the red ‘View eBook’ or ‘View full text’ button on the search results page. You can also borrow physical items from our campus libraries. 

For more information on using the catalogue and accessing resources contact the Library. 


Note: Post based on text generated by OpenAI ChatGPT (April 4, 2023), with modifications and additions made by Library staff.