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.

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.