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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.