These tutorials provide general information about using the Library.
Remember these two things when you're searching for information:
TOPCAT is our Library catalogue.
In order to use scholarly articles for your research, you need to understand what these are and how they get published. The following tutorial explains this.
The type of database you use to find articles is called an "INDEX". Their role is to index journals, and help you identify which journals have published the articles you need for your research.
There are many different indexes, covering different subjects or types of documents. When choosing an index, look at the description to find the one that meets your needs.
The Trent Library subscribes to hundreds of different indexes, so how do you choose?
For this course, you should find the following databases useful for your research. They're general, and cover a wide variety of topics. Notice that some include newspapers, while others are only scholarly. If they're not enough, look under the "Find Articles" tab for other suggestions.