Tips on Researching Effectively

First, the list of Academic libraries and database resources available to lecturers and students:

ProQuest LexisNexis Oxford University Press Westlaw
Linkedln Learning Emerald Publishing  



Sweet & Maxwell
CLJ Law AWS Educate  

HSTalks Business


Microsoft Imagine Academy


 1. For Your Course homework – This is what we suggest:

  • Let our librarian review the homework assignment – to get key info.
  • We will identify and locate the relevant resource – from the above list.
  • Return to the Librarian when more help is needed.


 2. When doing a research or project paper – Here are our recommendations:

  • Our Librarian will assess the topic, compile a list of specific resources and pass to you.
  • Consultations are also available in-person, by telephone, or online.
  • Here are some guidelines you should follow when using our resources:
    • Define your topic
    • Organise your research and develop search strategies
    • Work with unique materials.

Some Tips for the Write-up:

  1. Keep the purpose of work in mind. And create a list of key concepts.
  2. Make notes as you organise the collected data.
  3. Consider different types of information.
  4. Use the required citation format.