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Essential Research Skills for Workplace Writing

This tutorial is a basic introduction to doing effective and credible research for a variety of purposes and audiences

Learning Objective #5



Using Humber Libraries' Discover search to find books, articles and more. 

Searching with Discover

Now that you understand the different types of information and how to develop your keywords, it's time to get to researching. This is the fun part!

Humber Libraries' main search tool is called Discover. Discover can be used to search book, ebook, streaming video, and online journal, magazine, and newspaper collections from a wide range of subject areas. Most of the information you find using Discover is different than what you would find in Google - it is quality information paid for you by the library, and much of it is not freely available online.

Discover also offers save, print and cite tools, so that you can easily organize the research you find, and cite it in a format such as APA. Learn how to search Discover and use its referencing tools in the short video below. 

Note: Access the library both on and off-campus (from home or even on vacation!) online by logging in with your Humber ID  and password (the same info used to access Blackboard/My Humber). 

Follow along with the video and then try to use the Humber Libraries' Discover search yourself! Make sure you limit your results by information type and use the APA citation options. For example, try finding a book first, and an academic, peer-reviewed article next.