Library Guides

We have put together some guides to help you with searching and finding across library resources.

Introduction to the Knowledge Centre

This guide will tell you all you need to know about the library service as well as offering search tips for the IMI library catalogue.

UCC catalogue search guide

This guide aims to help you get the most out of search on the UCC library catalogue. A series of tips and screenshots guide you through the process to help you find the information you need.

Boolean Operators Infographic

Our Boolean Operators infographic is a quick reference guide to help you maximise your searching abilities across any library catalogue or database.

Guide to Accessing eBooks

This guide will show you how to borrow from our eBooks collection by downloading onto multiple devices or reading online.

Guide to Accessing Audiobooks

This guide will show you how to install the EBSCO app and download audiobooks for listening on the move.

How to Search HBR articles via EBSCO

This guide explains how to use the UCC Library Catalogue to search for Harvard Business Review articles via the EBSCO platform.

The following guides were written to support participants with writing and referencing for coursework

Assignment Guide

Our assignment guides talks you through the steps you need to take to plan and structure your assignments. Detailing the 5 steps that will assist you,  it is full of handy graphics to help you understand each stage of your assignment.

Harvard Referencing Guide

Our referencing guide will help you to master your references and bibliography. It details how to reference a wide variety of sources, both in-text and in your bibliography, to demystify the process. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for in the guide then please contact library staff at and we will make sure you get the answer you need.

Reflective Writing Guide

Our guide to reflective writing will quickly familiarise you with the concepts of reflective thinking  and how to go about planning and writing a reflective assignment

Guide to Zotero Research Assistant

This guide explains how to store and create citations and bibliographies

Guide Guide to Writing a Literature Review

This is an introductory guide to finding and assessing literature in a particular research topic and writing a literature review.