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Academic Skills Online

These online tutorials are designed to help you develop the academic skills you will need whilst studying at Goldsmiths.

Finding Information

It is tempting to rely on Google or another search engine to find all the information sources that you want to use. However, it is important to note that Internet search engines don't provide quality control, in contrast with academic content found through specialist databases and Library search tools. These have checks in place to ensure quality and accuracy. 

A good place to start looking for information is Library Search, the main Goldsmiths Library search tool which will allow you to locate physical items in the Library such as books and DVDs, as well as online items such as electronic books and articles.

Library Search

1. Bookmark the direct URL -

2. Find Library Search by scrolling down the Library homepage. This allows you to filter your search before you start. 






Using Library Search

Library Search can generate thousands of research results when you enter your search terms. It is useful to know how to refine your searches properly.

This can be done at the point of searching by choosing the type of information you are interested in such as books, e-books or online journal articles or you can use the filters provided once you have retrieved your search results. 

Watch the demos below to find out more.