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There are many ways to find resources. Use the tips below to help you discover the best method for you.

Articles

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Library Search
Use the articles tab to discover a wide range of scholarly articles.

Databases
Searching individual databases allows you to use advanced queries and to focus on subject specific resources.

Google Scholar
A familiar interface but not as comprehensive as Library subscribed databases. Remember to set-up Warwick Access for easier linking to content.

Found an article but the Library doesn’t have access? Request via Article Reach.

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Books

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Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to discover books. Limit results by selecting Print Book and E-Book in the Format filter.

COPAC
Searches over 70 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues.

The British Library
Search the British Library's collections.

Worldcat
Searches thousands of libraries around the world.

Found a book but the Library doesn’t have it? Request via Document Supply.

You may also want to find out about using other libraries if you are planning a visit

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Databases

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A research database is a searchable online resource which enables you to find reliable information from trusted sources.

You can find full text articles, abstracts, news articles, images, data and more. A database may be dedicated to a single subject or cover several subjects. Some publishers also provide databases which allow you to search all their published content from one website.

Databases
Searching individual databases allows you to use advanced queries and to focus on subject specific resources.

Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to discover databases by title. Limit results by selecting Format, Database.

e-resource trials
Check what resources are currently available on trial.

Subject support
Find out which databases are recommended for your subject area.

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Journals

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Find Journals, newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals by title.

Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to discover journals. Limit results by selecting E-Journal and Print Journal in the Format filter.

E-journals A-Z
Complete listing of all e-journals.

SUNCAT
Locate journals held in libraries across the UK. Contains information on both print and electronic journals.

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Special Collections

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Special Collections contains approximately 15,000 rare books and other publications typically printed in English, German, French and Italian and dating from the 17th century onwards. You can view material from Special Collections in the Modern Records Centre reading room.

Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to discover Special Collections. Limit results by selecting Special collections in the Format filter.

Warwick Digital Collections
Find digitised material from the our Special Collections and Modern Records Centre Archive.

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Bibliographies

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Bibliographies are available in a variety of formats: print book, e-book, print journal, e-journal and online bibliography.

Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to discover bibliographies. They are identifiable by having the word “bibliography” in a subject heading - this distinguishes them from the multitude of books that have a small bibliography in the back of the book or chapter.

An example search is:
Philosophy bibliographies
(Use Library Search Advanced Search: keyword-philosophy, subject-bibliography)

Oxford Bibliographies
Warwick subscribes in the following subject areas: Atlantic History, Childhood Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Renaissance & Reformation, and Sociology.

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Theses

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The Library holds theses submitted by Warwick doctoral researchers. Most modern theses are available online while older printed theses can usually be viewed in the Modern Records Centre reading room.

Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to discover theses and e-theses. Use the title and author to find most theses easily. Limit results by selecting Warwick Theses in the Collection filter.

WRAP
Find e-theses in WRAP by setting item type to “Thesis or Dissertation”.

EThOS
Search over 480,000 doctoral theses. Many available for immediate download.

Other sources
Check databases for other sources of theses.

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Films

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Films are available via streaming services, physical DVDs and occasionally VHS tapes. You can borrow the physical media or use the facilities available on floor 1 of the Library to watch them.

Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to discover videos and DVDs. Limit results by selecting Video, DVD in the Format filter.

Box of Broadcasts
BoB is an off-air recording and media archive service which allows you to stream previously televised content.

Other sources
Check databases for more film related resources.

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Official Publications & Statistics

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Official publications may be published by Parliament or Government Departments. The Library holds selected UK official publications in print and there are databases which will help you to find them online efficiently.

There are also databases to help you to identify US official publications, which may be available in other libraries through Document Supply or SCONUL Access.

Economic and social statistics are often made available freely by governments and international organisations and you can also use Library databases to find economic, social, financial and market research data. Some statistical serials are also available in print.

Library Search
Use the catalogue tab to search for specific Official Publications and Statistical publications by title.

Databases
You can easily see which Official Publications and Statistical Data databases are available by limiting by type.

Subject support
More information about Official Publications and Statistical data is available in the Interdisciplinary section.

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