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Library Skills

student achievement increases with more library use         To obtain the best possible results in your course, you must be familiar with the Library, it's resources and services. This is your online resource to help develop your expertise and confidence with using the Library's information tools, enabling you to strengthen the quality of your academic work and incorporate the best quality information sources.

This guide contains advice, videos and tutorials on a range of essential topics:

Library Induction

An introduction to the Library and it's services; an essential for all new students.

Sources and Types of Information

An exploration of the different types of information and where to search for them, including books, journals, ebooks, articles and more.

Search Techniques

How to develop a search strategy and assist with identifying the best sources of information for your topic.

Quality of Information

Develop the skills to evaluate the quality and reliability of your information sources.

Literature Reviews for Dissertations & Projects

A guide on how to structure and create a literature review

Systematic Reviews

For Health students and anyone undertaking an advanced literature search, this will guide you through the different stages of completing a systematic review.


Useful Links

Subject Guides

Subject Guides

Information and guidance on Library resources and services tailored to your subject area

Study Support

Study Support

Information on services and resources available across the University to support your learning

Library Website

Library Website

Information on all Library services