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This guide will help you to find and use all the available useful sources to help you get just what you need fast!

Begin with Library Catalogue

When you get your first assignment, look for information on your topic in Library Catalogue – the Library’s search engine. Remember to log in first, so you can search all collections, place holds, add titles to an eShelf and renew your loans.

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Some suggested search terms to use


Depending on your assignment you may also need to use one of our specialised databases.

Databases are extremely useful tools for researching specific information, recent information, clinical trials and scholarly articles.

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Natural cosmetic ingredients

Find information on plants and related materials used in dietary supplements and natural cosmetics.


This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Health Databases

New Beauty and Aesthetics Items

Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology

André O. Barel, Marc Paye, and Howard I. Maibach.  (2014).

The make-up manual.

Potter-Dixon, L. (2017).