Library and research skills

Producing successful academic work

We provide a wide range of activities and resources to enable you to develop your academic skills at every level of study. Libraries and learning offer opportunities relevant to every stage of assignment work:

  • Understanding the question
  • Identifying topics of research
  • Finding information
  • Reading and note-taking
  • Planning and structuring your assignment
  • Critical analysis
  • Writing in an academic style
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Referencing and citation

Libraries and learning
Information about services and support available.

Study guides
Guides to help you with your studies.

Reference Management Services
Reference Management using Endnote and other services.

Libraries and learning guides
Guides to using library services and resources.

Subject guides
The best databases, internet links and other resources for each subject area.

Internet guides
Guides to using and citing internet resources.

IT help guides
Notes on common problems with computers and software.

Finding information leaflets
Short introductions to the library resources that can help to support your learning.

Library staff by subject
Contact details for librarians who specialise in supporting each subject area.

Focus On materials
A series of study guides introducing essential academic and study skill.

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)
Enhancing academic practice writing development and professional skills. Find out more about our services to undergraduate postgraduate and research students.

Maths Learning Centre
Providing extra help with studying any kind of maths or statistics.

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