- Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our library referencing webpage.
- The Library also has a printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system (Word and PDF versions available).
- You can also browse the Academic Integrity reading list which has a number of resources on plagiarism and academic misconduct, including the Academic Integrity Online Moodle course.
- Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of sources (books, journal articles, web sites) using exactly the same Harvard style used at Brookes.
- 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.
Course resource help for Primate Conservation
Searching a database will help you find journal articles (and sometimes books, book chapters, reports and other published materials) that are scholarly, academic and peer-reviewed, and suitable for your assignments and research.
Web of Science
This host service provides a single route to many of the key scientific databases subscribed to by Brookes. These are: the Web of Science Core Collection (including the Science Citation Index); MEDLINE; Biosis Citation Index; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science; and Journal Citation Reports. Databases can be searched individually or together and bibliographic records will link to any full-text content available via Full Text Finder.
Contains around 2500 full text journals published by Elsevier, mainly in science, technology and medicine. Full text coverage for most journals in the collection is available from 2002 to present.
Academic Search Complete
A full-text database providing full articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, across a wide range of subjects.
IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
An index to books and journals in the social sciences, including sociology, politics, economics and anthropology.
This database provides an archive of full-text articles from a wide range of academic journals. JSTOR does not give access to issues which are less than 3-5 years old but is very useful for older journal articles
Contains bibliographic records and sometimes links to an external website where you may, or may not, be able to get the full text of the information source through Oxford Brookes University Library subscriptions. Google Scholar does not have the advanced features of some bibliographic databases (like Web of Knowledge) but you may use the Advanced Scholar Search to restrict your results to the information sources that are most relevant to your topic.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
An online archive giving you access to thousands of recorded radio and TV programmes including films. It allows users to record programmes which will then be stored on the database. Log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.
Books and ebooks
Find all our books and electronic books using LibrarySearch (the search box on the Library homepage). Search and then select Book from the Search tools menu on the left. You can further limit your search to eBook if you only want electronic books. More information about our electronic books can be found on the Ebooks webpage.
- Video guide to using LibrarySearch to find books
- Finding a book when you know the author/title - PDF
- Finding a book on a topic - PDF
African Primates at home : images and information on African primates
Primate Info Net : access to a range of resources on primatology from Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
Catalogues of other libraries
Bodleian Library - access to the University of Oxford's online catalogue
British Library - access to the online catalogue of the British Library
Library Hub Discover - a database of 115 UK and Irish academic, national & specialist library catalogues
- Module reading lists are a useful way to find the readings for your module. You can find your reading list on the Reading Lists home page by searching your module code, module name, or module leader's name. You can also find your reading list in the top right corner of the module page on Moodle.
- Be sure to check whether an item on your reading list is 'Essential', 'Recommended', or 'Optional' - that will help you prioritise your reading.
- Don't forget - reading lists can also be a good starting point for finding resources for your assignments.
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
Ashley is hybrid working this semester, so will sometimes be on campus (at either Headington or Harcourt Hill) and sometimes working from home. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. If you need a 1-2-1 appointment we can then arrange one either face-to-face or via Zoom or Google Meet.