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If you're a new user of the Oxford Brookes Library you might find the information on our webpage for new students useful.
To help you make the best use of digital tools for study, employment and life whilst you're at Brookes, why not try our Digital Capabilities for Students module?
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 Finding e-books webpage.
Video guide to using LibrarySearch to find books Finding a book when you know the author/title - PDFFinding a book on a topic - PDF
Use the shelfmarks below to find where books on particular aspects of Primate Conservation are kept in the Library
Bodleian library - information about accessing the Bodleian and a link to their catalogue.
Interlibrary loans - how to request items not held at Brookes
Library services for researchers - general web pages for staff and research students
Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of resources using Harvard and other referencing styles. It also gives guidance on how to avoid plagiarism.
Citing references in your work and plagiarism
Library printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system ( Word or PDF)
EndNote: reference management software for assisting with studying, research and creating bibliographies
Teach yourself: library guides, 'how to' videos and literature searching
Study skills resources: links to books, websites and other resources that give support and advice on how to study effectively
You can use LibrarySearch to find journal articles: type in your topic and then use the search tools menu to limit the format to article. Guide to finding journal articles on a topic using LibrarySearch - PDF.
When you want to find more specialised and specific journal articles, you may want to try using a database. 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 - a multidisciplinary database that is particularly useful for primate conservation and related subjects (guide to searching Web of Science). The default settings search the Web of Science Core Collection; select All Databases to include BIOSIS Citation Index (a large life sciences database). Web of Science includes links to online journal articles.
Academic Search Complete - a multi-disciplinary database which includes primate conservation journals. Box of Broadcasts (BoB) This service gives you access to thousands of TV programmes, including documentaries on primates and conservation issues. It allows you to record programmes which will then be stored on the database. On the database choose Archive to search for programmes. You can also search for playlists and create your own. Google Scholar 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. Guide: How to use Google Scholar - includes how to set up Google Scholar to link more effectively to Oxford Brookes University Library subscriptions. International bibliography of the social sciences - includes bibliographical references and abstracts (from journals) covering aspects of primate conservation. JSTOR - an archive of full-text articles from a wide range of academic journals including zoology, ecology and environmental science. JSTOR does not give access to issues which are less than 3-5 years old but is useful for older journal articles. ZETOC - British Library's electronic table of contents. Covers about 20,000 current journals and conference proceedings in variety of subject areas.
News sources - links to a number of online news databases.
Library guide on Evaluating web sources