In the United Kingdom (and in the US), the method of studying comprehends written and oral exams and assignments to do at home. The assignments are basically essays and presentations. To complete them you have to research and read lots of papers, journals and books, and you can find most of them online. When it comes that I have to write an essay, one website that has always helped me with my work is http://www.jstor.org which is an online database where, through several filters, you can find articles and journals. It contains every single article range from science to medicine to law to biology and whatever you need. All you need is to log in with your University ID account and you immediately have access to hundreds of thousands of sources. I think this website is very helpful for students like me who have many essays to complete and not much time to go searching for information in real libraries. Also, JSTOR has now added to its database a new area completely dedicated to the books. I find this online library amazing and very helpful; just imagine that no more than ten years ago nothing like this existed and if someone wanted to read a single article had to go to a proper library and spend hours looking for it, now the only thing you need is a computer and an internet connection.