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This guide provides links to subject specific information.  To learn how to search for information, see the How to...Guides.

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Micro view of a virus

Being a scientist

Getting started

Before searching for information, make sure you understand the task.

Task
1. Analyse the task to identify keywords and topics, then develop a search strategy

Look up
2. Find the meaning of words in a dictionary

Books
3. Find academic books to broaden your knowledge of key concepts and terminology

Articles
4. Find academic journal articles and current research

Cite
5. Save the citation of any source you plan to use

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