British Library for Development Studies

Use

Along with several kinds of search options, this site provides some guides to specific resources and services. A basic design assures an effective navigation and an easy item location. Downloading options are quite limited for non-campus users.

Searchability

Along with a simple keyword search for printed and online material, several other types of search are provided

Downloading

Most papers, documents, and records are available and can be saved only in text format (on-screen). Only the resource guides are provided in pdf files

Navigational Aids

In the resource guide section, there are some downloadable guides to specific resources and services. Also provided a step-by-step help about searching a new topic and other simple tips

User Friendliness

With a simple design, this site is quite essential despite its large quantity of material and pages. Users can quickly and successfully locate any information or material needed and navigation is easy and effective