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HeinOnline: is there anything it can’t do?

Conan O’Brien wrote the famous line “doughnuts, is there anything they can’t do?” for Homer Simpson in the episode Marge v The Monorail and it is tempting to apply the concept to Hein Online. This database covers so much (it is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection) and is so easy to use.

HeinOnline is divided . . . → Read More: HeinOnline: is there anything it can’t do?

Personal experiences from World War 1

The First World War personal experiences is a digital resource for students and researchers of history that brings to life the reality of the First World War for the men and women who experienced it first-hand.  The database includes a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects, and a wealth of . . . → Read More: Personal experiences from World War 1

A guide for effective academic research on the internet

Chances are you use the internet to find information for your assignments and other academic research.

Knowing how to search for and evaluate internet resources effectively will not only save you time but improve the quality of information you find. Believe it not, you need the skills to know which information is appropriate and which is not . . . → Read More: A guide for effective academic research on the internet

Library guides – a good place to start a research project

If you are researching a topic, or need to find articles for an essay or assignment, there is a Library guide to information resources in that subject, be it Fine art, Family medicine, Medieval and renaissance history, Commercial law, Communications, Biotechnology or Mechatronics.

What is the best database to use? How do I use it efficiently? Are there . . . → Read More: Library guides – a good place to start a research project

Beyond survival, how to thrive this semester

Words and photo by Romany Manuell

Previously on Survivor…

It’s been an exhilarating first four weeks of semester and you’ve made it all the way to Survival Week. Congratulations! It’s time to stop, take a look around, and see how you’re faring in terms of your work/life balance. That is the real . . . → Read More: Beyond survival, how to thrive this semester