New resources to replace subject guides

Compass on hand

The Library will be taking a new approach to information literacy support in 2024, with the retirement of subject guides and the addition of new and enhanced support resources.

When will this change? 

Our new and enhanced resources are now live, with more upgrades to come in early 2024. Subject guides will be removed from the website on Thursday 18 January 2024. 

New and enhanced resources


  • You can find lists of databases relevant to your subject area on the Library's databases page. Use the menu on the left to find relevant subject headings or check the Multidisciplinary category for databases that cover a broad range of subject areas. 
  • To browse databases by title, use the new A-Z databases list in the left-hand menu. 
  • Database-specific help guides can be found within the database record for our most popular databases (e.g. ProQuest), or within the database itself. We also have a new Databases help guide to assist if you need help with specific databases. 

Research guides

Three new and enhanced research guides are now available. 

Student support pages

Our Develop your research skills pages on our website have been updated to provide step-by-step guidance to students who are learning to research. These are targeted towards undergraduate students or those who need a refresher. 

Library website 

  • Our Visit Us page has been updated with more information about the Vet Library 
  • Our About Our Collections page has been enhanced with information about the Curriculum Resource Centre and the Chinese, Japanese & Korean Collection. 
  • Information about radiographs and x-ray viewers in the Vet Library has been added to our Borrowing from our Libraries page. 

Library Search

Library Search has been enhanced to improve findability of the Library’s referencing and research guides. For example, searching “APA” will now produce a link to the Library’s APA Guide at the top of the results list. There are more similar enhancements to come in 2024. 

What hasn’t changed? 

The Library still offers referencing guides, reading lists, and one to one support for students, researchers and teaching staff. Subject based journal lists can be found via Browzine

Please contact the Library with any questions or feedback.  


New resources to replace subject guides

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