Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Journalism and Media Studies: How to find relevant literature

Tips for efficient searching in SmartCat

The library has developed a guide for searching in SmartCat, the Library's discovery tool. This guide explains how you can find books, e-books, and articles in printed journals and electronic journals in the library and further afield. It includes some practical search tips.

The guide also contains information on how to request books that are held in closed storage, how to reserve books that are out on loan and how to renew books.

Go to the SmartCat Libguide

Search plan

Tips for efficient searching in databases and other sources

The library has put together an online course. After studying this material you will be able to:

- decide what sort of information you need
- decide how much information you need
- find relevant information
- evaluate information
- process information
- use information in accordance with the principles of academic integrity

If you want to know how to search for information in an efficient way, study the chapters Choosing information sources and Searching and finding in this course.

Go to the Information literacy course

There is now also an advanced information literacy course for graduates (MA students and PhDs)

Go to the Information literacy course for graduates