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Library Services & Learning Resources: Research Help

Research help

Library support to help you  find, access, and use scholarly resources.

Subject guides

These are guides designed to help you find information and access materials relevant to your subject. It highlights the key resources for your subject and help with databases, referencing and finding and assessing information. 

How-to guides

How-to guides

These are guides to help the users with step-by-step instructions on how to use the resources and services provided by the library.

Library databases

Library databases  

These are guides with step-by-step instructions to help you on how to use different research databases.

Reading list

Reading list

The reading list provides you access to the materials recommended by your tutors. These include print/eBooks, articles, chapters & conference papers. It links you directly to the readings in WorldCat and gives you real-time information about the availability of books. 

Referencing guide

Referencing guide

References must be provided whenever you use someone else’s opinions, theories, data or organisation of material. You need to reference information from books, articles, videos, computers, other print or electronic sources, and personal communications.

Frequently asked questions


Provides answers to the frequent questions asked by the library users about the services and resources of the library.


Get quick help!

This service is for registered BUiD students only. The library staff will get back to you within 24 hours.

Research Help

Subject guides

How-to guides

Library databases

Reading list

Referencing help

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Reference services

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Print, copy, scan services

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