Course resource help for Pathways programmes

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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

Joanna is working from home at the moment. Please get in touch by email if you have a query or want to make a Google Meet appointment.


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. Follow the link on the right to access Cite Them Right Online.

Check below for:

  • a link to a sample text and reference list on Cite Them Right Online
  • a guide to Saving and referencing sources from LibrarySearch

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

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

Virtual help and support from the Library

How to use LibrarySearch (quick video introduction)

Library guides for Pathways students:

  • A guide to finding books and eBooks in Brookes Library Word file and PDF
  • Database search tips for Pathways students Word file and PDF

How to plan your search  - this
Search Plan for Pathways courses (Google doc) can help you develop a list of keywords to use when searching online. Click on File - Make a copy - to save your own copy and then add your own notes to it.