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Library Induction 2021-2022: Information & study skills

Information skills/ Study skills

With support from the Library you can develop your information skills in order to find and reference the high quality, academic literature and data we make available. Each department has a subject librarian specialising in support for your subject area. With our help you can:

Find quality information to improve your grades. You will be expected to undertake independent research and not rely solely on a list of recommended readings. To find additional information, take your search beyond Google and use the huge range of Library-provided subject resources.

Avoid plagiarism and be confident that you fully understand how to cite and reference the information that you use in your work.

Impress your future employer through proven ability to find, evaluate and synthesise different sources of information: this is a vital workplace skill in today’s information rich world.

Skills training courses and tutorials from the Library and beyond

Many of you will have teaching sessions with your librarian covering search skills, using databases and referencing, helping you to make the most of the wide range of books, journals and databases on offer.


Skills training

     Training for researchers: DoctoralSkills programme

      Students’ Union Skills Training - workshops for all students

      Information skills tutorial - finding recommended/additional books and articles

​      Writing skills tutorial -  for undergraduates and taught postgraduates: evaluating what you read, writing an essay/report, and presenting an argument

​      Evaluating Scientific Research Literature - a tutorial aimed at science undergraduates

​      Researcher development tutorial - for research postgraduates: reviewing literature, managing records, search tips, intellectual property and writing skills

Study and research skills