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Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic: Researching a Topic

For undergraduates


Using journal articles

If you're looking for a specific item, the easiest way to track it down is by using the library catalogue, iDiscover. Type a few words from the article's title into the search box. If the article is available online (and many of them are) then you should be able to get to it directly by clicking 'Full text available'. If it isn't online, then iDiscover will tell you where copies of the print journal can be found.

In the ASNC collection at the English Faculty Library, the ASNC journals are shelved under E 109 in the Discussion Room on the first floor.

If you're looking for articles on a given topic, add a few keywords to the search box on iDiscover. Be careful with your search terms, and try synonyms if you're not getting the results you hoped for.

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You can see the whole list of journals the university subscribes to on the ejournals website. Other useful ways to search for journal articless include Google Scholar, Project Muse and JStor.

For graduates


Training for graduate students

There is plenty of training and support available for researchers at the university. These cover a variety of topics, from publishing and open access to time management and writing techniques. The following links will help you find the courses available:

Scholarly Communication

The Office of Scholarly Communication, which is based at the UL, can assist graduate researchers (as well as academic staff) with the process of researching, writing and disseminating theses. Their website has advice on managing and storing data, on tools to communicate research, on engagement and outreach, and publishing and open access.

Image credit: University of Utrecht's Innovations in Scholarly Communication

Accessing resources

All online resources should be accessible to you, wherever you are in the world, using your Raven password. It's not always too easy to work out how to log in, though. In general, you're looking to carry out an institutional (also known as Shibboleth) log in - you have to select your region and institution, and then the Raven screen should appear automatically.

If you're having trouble, try to access ejournals and databases by searching for the resource on the eresources page, and if that doesn't work, please contact the staff at the English Faculty Library for more advice.