At some point during your course you may feel the need for a boost in your Library and Information Literacy skills. This may be because you want to find academic information and you simply don't know where to start, or you want to extend your existing skills and improve your literature searching.
We can give you guidance and advice with finding books and other information for your assignments.
We can also show you how to use RefWorks, our current referencing software package.
We aim to give you sufficient time to be of real benefit, so we have an appointment system, with a typical appointment lasting around 30 minutes. We have bookings available Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Come as an individual or bring a friend - we're happy to meet with groups of up to 4 people.
You can make your own appointment with a Library trainer through our Ask the Library Trainer Booking System. Choose a convenient time and fill in your details. You can book up to four weeks in advance.
It’s useful if you can tell us something about the help or training that you need.
We will send you an email confirming your appointment and giving you directions to our appointment room.
If you have any difficulty booking your appointment please email the Faculty Librarians.
Here are some examples of questions you might ask a Library Trainer:
"My lecturer says I need a wider variety of sources in my references, what do I do?"
"I need to find research articles, where do I start?"
"How do I find the Journal of ...?"
"I've heard RefWorks is great. Can you show me how to use it?"
You can take advantage of our IT Skills training programme, designed to help you make the most of IT tools you need for your studies. You'll find short courses to help you quickly format your assignments, create presentations that stand out, quickly and easily gather and analyse your research and lots more.
If you need some IT help and it doesn't seem to be covered by our IT Skills programme, lynda.com can be a great place to start. lynda.com is a huge resources of online training, covering many areas including IT, business, media and creative skills. As a student you've got completely free, unlimited access, and you get a Certificate of Completion for each course you finish.