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Develop Your Skills

Our suite of tutorials, videos, webinars and guides will help you to get the most out of our resources and develop the skills you need to research your assignments and dissertation effectively.

Getting Started

Use our “how to” videos, webinar recordings and tutorial to help you get started with searching for resources.
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Finding Information

A selection of tutorials, which will help you to search for good quality academic resources and literature effectively.
Your Reading List

Managing Information

A tutorial to help you understand how to reference sources effectively.
The Referencing tutorial

Dissertation Support

Six tutorials, designed specifically for taught students who are about to undertake their first large, independent research project.
Introduction to dissertation research

More information

Getting started will help you to: 

  • understand how to do basic searches on the Library catalogue, Discover 
  • use eBooks  
  • access your online reading list. 

Finding information will help you with: 

  • literature searching 
  • accessing bibliographic databases 
  • going beyond your reading list 
  • using archives, museums and special collections.  

Managing information looks at topics such as: 

  • referencing 
  • plagiarism and copyright. 

Dissertation support is a suite of six tutorials designed specifically for taught students about to undertake their first large, independent research project. It takes you through the skills you need to find and manage resources appropriately.  

If you want specific help for your subject, you can also use the subject guides or contact your Faculty Librarian.