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Tools used to find information...

Some of the most useful tools for finding information are library catalogues, library databases and search engines. The following table provides an overview of the types of information you can find using each of these tools.

Library catalogues
Library databases
Search engines
To find:
To find:
To find:
  • Books
  • Journals
  • Videos
  • Sound recordings
  • Theses
  • Maps
  • Reports
  • Conference proceedings
  • Newspapers
  • And more...

Journal articles and newspapers articles, conference papers

  • Full-text of articles
  • Abstracts or summaries of the article content
  • Results can be printed, saved to disk, or emailed

Information on the Internet

  • Large range of material, e.g. educational information, commerical information, news, etc
Finding Information
 
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