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Search skills

Search Skills for PE Students

Need help with searching? Browse our user guides and short training videos for guidance on getting started and advancing your search skills.

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Quick search in OneSearch

OneSearch is a great place to start your research. It searches the libraries book, ebook and journal collections together as well as many other records.

This video will show you how to do a quick search.

For more 'getting started with the library' videos please see our playlist.

Getting started playlist

Building a detailed search

OneSearch Advanced

OneSearch is a great tool for finding research but with so much available it can sometimes be hard to find exactly what you need. Advanced searching can really help focus your search. The techniques in this video can be used in all databases.

Citation Searching in Scopus

..or snowballing

Not as fun as it sounds. This is a technique where you can use a key book or journal to find further research. You can greatly expand your literature from a small starting a snowball.