The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list using your module code. This will link you directly to eBooks and articles in eJournals as well as trustworthy websites. These lists can also be accessed via SurreyLearn.
Subject databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles, newspapers and trade papers. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference.
Please ask your Information Skills Librarian for advice about searching databases.
Reference management software
Many students and researchers find it useful to organise their bibliographic material using a reference management system. We recommend using RefWorks.
Good Study Guides
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- Excellent Dissertations 808.066378 LEV
Copies of University Masters Dissertations at distinction level are located on Level 2 of the Library. Online access to some Masters dissertation is available via the Digital Dissertations database.
Theses for higher degrees are available on request from the Library store. Online access to a numbers of theses written to support degrees gained at University of Surrey can be accessed via the Surrey Research Insight Open Access repository.
The Exam Papers database online provides access to past papers from 1998.
You can search other library catalogues as part of your research such as COPAC (over 80 merged catalogues from UK and Irish Universities and special collections), the British Library and Search25 the resource discovery tool for London and the South East Consortium of Higher Education libraries.
Books, journals and other materials for your study and research not available in this Library may be obtained from other libraries.