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Find Your Source

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June 2019 | 108 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The key to building a strong academic argument is finding the best sources.  Find Your Source shows you how to cut to the chase and uncover the right sources for your project.
  • Hone your research skills and use your library effectively 
  • Focus your online search so you don’t get lost down a black hole
  • Sniff out quality sources (and reject the unreliable ones).

Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply them right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and in life

Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

What is a source?
How do I know if it’s a good source?
How are primary and secondary sources different?
Where do I go online to search?
What’s the point of the library?
What’s a database? And why is it good for me?
Where do I find stuff that’s not in the big databases?
Who will help me?
Why can’t find I anything?


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Packed with concise information to help students succeed at university. Whether you are an undergraduate student or undertaking a postgraduate programme, you will be able to find a book that will help you develop your study skills.

Of the three books I reviewed [Take Great NotesFind Your Source and Plan Your Essay], all of them were easy to read and follow, with each book providing a 60 second summary before moving onto more detail in each section and providing reasoning throughout.

Julie Quick
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Perioperative Practice & Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University
Journal of Perioperative Practice

This book has been a saviour especially at this time when I needed a host of resources for my dissertation. It opened my eyes to a variety of sources I didn't know exist. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to find material for university course work.

Edward Azumatse
BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice, 3rd Year Student, 2020
Journal of Perioperative Practice

A great little book for our transition to HE programme. I particularly like the glossary for jargon busting new academic words. Top tips alongside have-a-go activities. I'll be promoting this to new students.

Professor Wendy Slade
Academic Development, Weston College
August 10, 2022

Focused and accessible

Ms Paula Hearsum
School of Arts and Media, Brighton University
July 17, 2020

Really important for helping our students develop study skills in year 1. This whole series is very user friendly.

Dr Lynda Yorke
School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University
October 1, 2020