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Learning at Work - Relevant Library Guides
The following is a selection from our collection of Library Guides of particular relevance to Learning at Work. Just click on the title to view or download the guide you want to read. You can access the complete collection of Library Guides at https://library.port.ac.uk/guides/.
Accessing Electronic Resources
(pdf, 260 kb)
instructions on the various methods used to access online resources while on and off campus
Using Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
(pdf, 252 kb)
Instructions on using the Box of Broadcasts service to record, store and create clips from radio and television broadcasts.
Using Google Scholar
(pdf, 263 kb)
Google Scholar is a variant of Google, which searches specifically for academic material, including articles, books, conference papers, and preprints.
Support for Distance Learning
(pdf, 123 kb)
Description of services available to distance learners
(pdf, 307 kb)
A guide to using the ScienceDirect database
Searching British Standards Online (BSOL)
(pdf, 465 kb)
Guide to searching the British Standards Online database
(pptx, 1.05 mb)
Using limiters - step-by-step guide for beginners
(pdf, 332 kb)
A guide to searching Barbour, a health and safety information service.
Searching Engineering Village including Compendex, GEOBASE & GeoRef
(pdf, 326 kb)
Guide to Engineering Village which provides access to three key databases that index journal articles and conference proceedings across a wide range of topics.
(pdf, 248 kb)
A guide to Knovel, which provides access to engineering process and design information, data analytics and best practice.
(pdf, 162 kb)
A short guide to choosing and using keywords to improve search results.