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Getting started with CamGuides for Master's

rows of books, photo from the English Faculty LibraryFocus on resources

This pathway is designed to help students identify which parts of CamGuides are particularly focused on activities related to finding and using resources effectively. It might be particularly helpful for those who are new to a subject and its discourse. 

You are welcome to follow the pathway outlined below, but this is only a suggestion; you should continue to feel free to explore the rest of the resource as you wish.


1. Libraries and archives

Information on how to find your libraries and how the library system works, so you can identify some of those you'll use during your degree.

2. Where to search

Looking for information is going to be a core part of your Master's degree. This page links to key resources, library catalogues and databases so that you can become more familiar with them before you begin your course.

3. Searching effectively

Identifying strategies for searching effectively, comprehensively and efficiently, and in a way that suits a specific purpose, is an essential part of Master's level study, regardless of discipline. This page provides a structured way to develop an effective strategy for finding resources.

4. Critical thinking

Critical thinking is the process by which we ask questions of a text, author or topic under discussion - this page provides a framework for critical thinking in any discipline.

5. Referencing software

Investing time in referencing software is a vital way to manage the various academic resources you use. This page provides an outline of some of the key software packages that you can use.

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