Helpsheets on different aspects of finding information
A selection of helpsheets produced by BLDS. Some are relevant only to local users.
- Local library resources for research in international development (Pdf) Provides information about relevant resources available via BLDS and the University of Sussex Library.
- Searching e-journals (BLDS & University of Sussex) (Pdf)
- Search tips (Pdf) Brief guide on functions in BLDS catalogue, Artcicles search (Swetswise) and University of Sussex library search
- Accessing and searching E-books (Pdf) For using BLDS' collection of electronic books.
- News and Newspaper resources (Pdf) Primarily open access resources, but a number are only available via BLDS and the University of Sussex e-library.
- Finding theses and dissertations (Pdf) Primarily open access resources, but a number are only available via BLDS and the University of Sussex e-library.
- Boolean searching and truncation (Pdf) For using with most databases.
Free tutorials to help with all aspects of finding information.
- SAFARI - Skills in Accessing, Finding, and Reviewing Information and
- Being Digital - Two services from Open University, Both are excellent, providing detailed and succinct information with tuorials to work through at your own pace. Some information / resources are OU specific but most will be of use to anyone.
- Internet Detective Internet tutorial.