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Newman University Library

Research and information skills

Video Tutorials

The videos on our Video Tutorials page are accessible any time. They cover lots of different aspects of the Research Cycle, but mainly focus on searching and getting the most out of the resources in the Library and online. We will be adding to these videos over time, with videos focussing on different aspects of research and information, or particular databases or information sources.

Library workshops and clinics

We also run live workshops throughout the academic year. These are self-bookable and not linked to your course. Examples of workshops we have run in the past include:

  • Referencing introduction and refresher
  • Advanced referencing: multimedia, non-traditional and primary sources
  • Keeping track of your research using reference management software
  • Finding information for your assignment - beginner, intermediate and advanced
  • Getting started with your dissertation research
  • SAGE Research Methods

We offer both in-person sessions and live sessions over Microsoft Teams. Workshops usually start in week 4 or 5 of teaching (mid October) and run through to the end of semester 2.

Appointments for one-to-one support from a Librarian

You can book an appointment with an Academic Service Librarian for one-to-one support to get help with any aspects of using the Library: finding resources for your assignment; advice on searching databases and other information sources; understanding and evaluating resources; and also, of course, referencing.

You can book an appointment at any time of the year - even during the Summer and resit periods.

In-course lectures and tutorials

As part of your studies, your tutors may arrange live sessions with a Librarian as part of your lectures, so that you can get course-specific advice and an opportunity to apply skills directly to your assignments. Students consistently tell us that these sessions are excellent at helping them to understand the information landscape in the context of their course.Tutors also report that assignments are better organised, better referenced - and get better marks - when their students engage with the Library sessions.

Help with writing and organising your assignments from Student Support

The Library can help you with the parts of your assignment related to finding resources and evidence, and with your in-text citations and reference lists.

If you need help with academic writing, organising your ideas and other skills, then Student Support offer workshops, tutorials and other sessions. If you'd like to find out more about these sessions, please email the Learning Support team.


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