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Getting Started

Not sure where to start?

Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on getting started with your research. The Starting Your Research tutorial is tailored to your School/Department. 

You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, provided by some of our database providers.


Essential Resources

Journal databases

Many journal databases generally provide the pdf for articles in your results list. However some databases may also contain records of articles published elsewhere. You may be able to access these articles by clicking the Full Text Finder button, provided we have a subscription to the journal they are in.

Key journals for Publishing

It is possible to set up regular email alerts for most journals. Once set up you will receive the most recently published table of contents, this is particularly useful if you want to improve your current awareness of academic literature in your research area.

Current newspapers and magazines

Newspaper and magazine archives

Use these Business Source Premier and Mintel to search for Industry Reports, e.g. book publishing industry reports, or trends in publishing.

WARC is useful if you are looking for the latest information/case studies on specific publishing companies.

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