Inside The Library’s Labyrinth #4 -Don’t Googlewhack . . . Google Scholar!

This week’s highlighted resource is Google Scholar.  Possibly a familiar one to many but, nevertheless, this database for academic and scholarly work is a powerful tool for researcher’s. In 2005, UK comedian Dave Gorman published a best-selling book called ‘Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure.’ A Googlewhack is a contest for finding a Google search query consisting of […]

4 Ways to Make the Most of your Study Break

Just like a light bulb needs to recharge itself, so do you. Taking regular breaks is an essential part of your studying. This is especially important during Term 3 amidst exams and deadlines. Various studies have shown that study breaks aid your concentration, productivity and overall retention of knowledge. So, make sure you choose the […]

Super-Vision: the dissertation super hero

What’s the point of supervisions? They may seem like a tedious formality, but Katie discusses ideas on how to make these sessions meaningful, based on her own experiences throughout her MA dissertation project… By Katie Hall Dissertation, Masters thesis, final year project, it goes by many names and is definitely a big step up from […]

Things I wish I had known…

During your first weeks at University, it feels like everyone is competing to give you advice and information. A few weeks in, and you realise, to your shame, that all that helpful stuff about the Library and how it works has completely gone from your brain… By Kate Courage and the Library Associates So, to […]

Get Familiar: The Wolfson Research Exchange

Researcher at Warwick? Let’s get you acquainted with the Research Exchange or the REx, as it’s more affectionately known… By Nuala Clarke Essentials Where is it? The REx is tucked away on the 3rd Floor extension of the Main Library, just to the left. Just follow the green carpet road if you’re unsure. Make sure […]

Is this source scholarly enough?

How many times have you found yourself asking this question, after a frantic Google search to find something (anything!) relevant to your essay? by Kate Courage You finally find a result that looks like it might hold the key to answering the question. However, the website it is from isn’t one you recognise, and you […]

Down The Rabbit-Hole: Sitting an Exam

You find yourself increasingly bored as you revise, yet this revision is leading to something. Exams. And when you’re standing outside the exam hall that boredom turns to utter, utter fear. Your stomach swirls. The doors open. You walk in the hall. And you fall down the rabbit-hole…By Thomas Stewart. Wonderland is not what you […]

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