Your digital library: supercharge your study with library e-resources

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Supercharge your study with your Librarys quality e-resources!

www.kent.ac.uk/library/resourcesInformation Services

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What isyour digital library?

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Its quality content

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which the University pays for

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You cant find or access most of this content through Google, or even Google Scholar

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What you can find in a search engine, like GoogleDo you want to get the whole picture?

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What you can find in a search engine, like GoogleThe resources the University pays for on your behalf:there are moretheyre more relevanttheyre better qualityyour work will have more impact if you use them!

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So even if you start your search with Google, dont stop there!

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www.kent.ac.uk/library/resources Next stop: library website

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Your 2 main ways to access digital resources:

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LibrarySearchFind lots of material in a single search!

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LibrarySearchIts the best place to start, especially if youre looking for e-books and journal articles

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LibrarySearchBut it doesnt have everything!

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A-Z of e-resourcesThe A-Z has links to everything we pay for (except individual e-books and journals)

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A-Z of e-resourcesGood when you know the name of the resource you want!

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What kinds of content are we talking about?

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E-booksWe have 787,827*, almost as many as the physical books in the Templeman Library.

*Number based on SCONUL annual return, January 2016

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E-booksWhatever subject youre studying, we have e-books that are relevant to you

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JournalsJournal articles give you the most current research and thinking on your topic

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JournalsArticles are great if you want to find material on specific aspects of a topic

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Official publicationsOfficial publications are documents produced by or for the government and cover a huge range of topics

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Official publicationsThey are important primary and secondary sources for many subjects

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News resourcesWe have current news resources and archives of past news, from the UK and international

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News resourcesThey offer news, views and commentary on contemporary events

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MultimediaMultimedia covers film, TV, audio, and image material

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MultimediaIts key for many subjects and can help you really immerse yourself in a topic

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Reference Reference covers languages, biography, and key facts in all academic subjects

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Reference Find facts fast, in dictionaries and encyclopaedias that give reliable information

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Theses & dissertations Theses can be a great starting points to research a topic, especially their bibliographies

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Theses & dissertations They also show you how best to lay out, format and argue your own thesis

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Statistics & maps Statistics and maps are key for providing raw data for many topics

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Statistics & maps Theyre important in providing additional evidence in support of your arguments

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Where is your digital library?

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Everywhere!

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Library resources you can access

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from anywhere on campus

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from home

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and on the move

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No need to visit the library!

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Who can access your digital library?

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Only current Kent staff and students

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So make the most of

while youre at uni!

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www.kent.ac.uk/library/resources Want more help?Contact your academic liaison librarian:www.kent.ac.uk/library/templeman/subject-support

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Image creditsIceberg: Photoshop power by Pere www.flickr.com/photos/pere/523019984 Mungos: DC_OR_IMG_7802 by University of Kent www.flickr.com/photos/universityofkentidentity/16152998364 Campus image: SU_0019 by University of Kent www.flickr.com/photos/universityofkentidentity/16587731628 resource icons created by Information Services, University of Kentresource screenshots all other images have CC0 (No rights reserved) licenses

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