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Research Skills: Research Skills

Critical thinking

Research skills

Developing your information searching skills

·         how to use Eolas to search for print and electronic  sources

·         how to search for peer reviewed articles

·         pinpointing useful sources for your subject

·         evaluating the information you find on the Internet

·         the principles of copyright and referencing

 

Improving your research skills

·         selecting and accessing databases

·         creating search strategies

·         advanced database searching 

Discretional reading

 

Free book websites

  • bookboon.com Free online textbooks for students. Covers topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.
  • Corpus of Electronic Text (CELT) The online resource for Irish History, Literature and Politics
  • Google Book Search Google has joined forces with a number of Libraries and publishers to provide free access to books, if you don't get the entire book, you might get to see a sample chapter or the table of contents.
  • The Online Books Page Features links to over 30,000 free books on the web
  • Project Gutenberg The Internet's oldest producer of free e-books
  • Universal Digital Library Free digitized collection of over 1 million books and other material
  • Women's Writers Online Texts by pre-Victorian women writers (1400 to 1850)

Postgraduate Research Support

SU Education Campaign 17/18

Lit search guide

School Liaison Librarians

To ensure you are making the most of the resources available you can book an appointment with the School Liasion Librarian by email library@itsligo.ie

Systematic searching