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Posts tagged ‘compulsory texts’

Reading lists: try before you buy

Remember when Harry Potter got his letter from Hogwarts? And attached was a list of all the books he needed to buy? Remember wanting that exact list, rushing out to Flourish and Blotts and buying each and every one of them? The only bit J.K. Rowling didn’t mention was that he probably didn’t need half of them and neither will you…By Thomas Stewart

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Getting the most from your sources: Note taking and speed reading

Faced with a mountain of books and articles for your dissertation? It may seem like a huge slog but with these tips you can get through the reading that you need to do with the minimum of stress… By Chris Vernon

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A quick guide to understanding references

When you look at a reading list for the first time it can seem quite daunting.  You may ask yourself, what do all these seemingly random strings of words and numbers mean? Where will I find these articles I have been asked to read? By Francesca Cornick

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What kind of searcher are you?

Find your library search personality type and get our tips for how to make the most of the information that is out there, just waiting for you… By Kate Williams.

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