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CU Coventry Library Opening Times

Monday: 08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 21:30
Wednesday: 08:30- 19:00
Thursday: 08:30-  21:30
Friday: 08:30- 19:00
Saturday: 08:30- 19:00
Sunday: Closed

New Login Screen

The authentication system that we use to access out databases from off-campus has changed.  The picture above shows the new login screen.  It asks for your university ID.  Do not input your University email  email address.  Just use your username@coventry.ac.uk. e.g. smithp@coventry.ac.uk and then your usual password.

Welcome to LibGuides

Welcome to CU Coventry LibGuides.

CU Coventry Library

 
 

CUC Library

Books, eBooks and Journal articles can all be found via our library catalogue, called Locate.

Using Locate you can:

  • Find books in the library
  • Access thousands of eBooks
  • Access hundreds of thousands of academic journal articles

Click the image below to access Locate

Library staff will be happy to help you develop the skills needed to find  resources for your studies. 121 study skills sessions can be arranged in CU Coventry Library by asking a member of staff.

Skills sessions include:

  • Using Locate
  • Introduction to using journal articles and/ or e-Books
  • Advanced techniques for journal article searching
  • Evaluating information
  • Referencing

To produce high quality work you need to use accurate,up to date and reliable information.

These five simple steps will help you 

First of all spend time thinking about exactly what it is you are looking for. Does your information need to be specific to a country, what is the earliest date that would be relevant, what different terms might people use to refer to the same thing. eg. marketing, sales, advertising etc.

Secondly, try your search terms in a number of different places, use Google, Locate, a subject specific database, a text book, a blog from an expert. 

Thirdly, ask yourself questions about the resources,   Who has written this?  Why was it written?  Is it factual or an opinion piece? How does it compare to other sources?

Fourth, keep a clear record of your results so that you can find them again.

Fifth, use the best results from your first searches to start a new search, for example by looking fo a specific author or phrase.

 

Books in the library are a good source of information and are great to introduce you to a topic, give you an overview and explain key theories and concepts

Journal articles are short papers, focused on a very specific topic. These are then printed in journals that specialise in particular areas

Journal articles are a great resource to use. They will cover more specific topics and go into more detail than a textbook. They also usually contain more up to date and cutting edge research than books.

Websites when using websites always consider if the author (person or company) is an expert in their field, or if the website is appropriate to use in the context of your work.

Using accurate statistical data  is a useful way of providing evidence and giving credence to your work and argument. 

The Office for National Statistics is the UK's producer of official statistics.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/

Eurostat- statistical information provided by the European Union.

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

Uk Data Service- funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to provided data and statistical information for students, teachers and researchers.

https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/about-us

 

To find more sources of good quality data and statistics, use the subject tabs within LibGuides to view recommended sources for your subject area.

 

Using Images in your work

For advice and guidance about using images in your work and a range of sources providing access to images, please use the link below.

http://libguides.coventry.ac.uk/img

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Quick Search

You can use Locate (the online library catalogue) to search for books and eBooks.

 

 

Academic Writing & Study Skills

CU Coventry Academic Writing service

We are part of the Library and Learning Services at CUC and are dedicated to guiding and assisting students with writing and English language at university in workshops and 1-2-1 appointments. Whether you are finding it difficult at the beginning of your course or want to develop and improve to achieve the grades you want in years 2 and 3, we are here to help.

We offer the following types of tutorials:

  • Email
  • Skype
  • Face to face

Contact us:

Talk. 024 7765 9692/4927

See. Customer Service Desk/Library

Write. learningservices.cuc@coventry.ac.uk

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