Studying Effectively

Finding resources

The library provides access to many types of information resources, both print and digital.

During your time at University it is likely you will use a range of these resources to find the information you need for your studies, particularly:

You may also need to use other types of information such as:

The following resources will help you find these different types of information:

  • NUsearch [UKChinaMalaysia] to find print and electronic books, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, reports and more.
  • Online reading lists [UK, China, Malaysia] to find details of recommended reading from your lecturers, including books, journal articles and websites.  In the UK you can also access your reading lists via your modules on Moodle.
  • Knowledge of how our classmark sequence works to easily find print books on library shelves.
  • Subject databases to find journal articles and conference proceedings on specific topics.  The library subscribes to a wide range of subject databases, many of which link to full text articles.
  • Specialist databases to find newspapers, theses, patents and standards.
  • Manuscripts online catalogue (UK students only) to find archives in our Manuscripts and Special Collections library. Rare books in the Special Collections can be found via NUsearch.

Getting started using library resources

If you can't find what you're looking for in our libraries, you can request items through our Interlibrary loan service.

Go to the Finding resources elsewhere page for more information. 

Working in the library



Library access online

Reading lists

Further reading


  • Using Library lending services
  • Online research and information skills on Moodle: Malaysia

Reading and interpreting sources and data


People who can help

Talk to someone in your school or a specialist support service


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