Course resource help for Pathways programmes

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Resources

Need help? Contact your librarian

Please get in touch if you have any queries about:

  • finding information and resources for assignments
  • finding online resources
  • referencing your sources

Joanna Cooksey

jcooksey@brookes.ac.uk

Joanna is the Librarian for Foundation, Pre-Master's, University English and Academic English programmes. She works sometimes on Headington campus and sometimes from home. Please email jcooksey@brookes.ac.uk in the first instance. If you need a 1-to-1 appointment we can then arrange one either face-to-face or via Zoom or Google Meet. Her usual working hours are 8.00 - 16.00, Monday - Friday.

Referencing

How and why to reference

Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our page Reference and avoid plagiarism.

Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of sources (books, journal articles, web sites) in exactly the same Harvard style used at Brookes. It includes a sample text and reference list 

The Library also has a printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system (Word and PDF versions available).

Referencing tools

How to save and cite sources in LibrarySearch (Google slides)

Endnote is a tool for storing and organising your references, and it will also work with Word or Pages to create a fully formatted bibliography from your reference library.

NB Other referencing guides and apps are widely available but be aware that not all Harvard styles are the same as ours. Make sure you check your references against one of the authoritative sources listed above.

How to

Get started

How to find and borrow books:
  • Use LibrarySearch - check our video guide (on the right) for more help
  • Finding your material shows you how to understand call numbers and look for books on the library shelves.
  • Borrowing and returning tells you about borrowing books
  • A guide to finding books and eBooks in Brookes Library Word file and PDF also shows you how to find books on the shelves.

Find sources for your assignments

Check the Google slides (on the left) for tips on how to find resources for your Foundation, Pre-Master's and University English assignments.
These guides may also help:

How to use Academic Search Complete & other EBSCO databases

What are EBSCO databases?

The Library subscribes to several key databases through a web platform called EBSCO. This video guide will show you how to search any of the EBSCO databases. 

Watch the video guide and then use the link below to connect to the database that sounds appropriate for your research topic:

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