Succeeding in postgraduate study
Succeeding in postgraduate study

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Diagnostic test 1: Carrying out a general search

Question 1

It is important to know what is available to you online.

Which of the following information sources do you think you can obtain in full text format via the Internet?

Select one or more. (You’ll need to uncheck all of the boxes to make the ‘reveal answer’ function work.)


Journal articles


Dictionaries and encyclopaedias




Theses or dissertations


Conference proceedings


Official policy documents

The correct answers are a, b, c, d, e and f.


All of these sources are available in full text online, and most of them are available via the Open University Library website [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Each of these types of resources can be obtained in full text format via the Internet.

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