Skills and training

Library Services offer a range of resources and subject support for all students and staff.

Subject support 
Contact the relevant librarian for your subject area.

Academic Skills Centre
The Academic Skills Centre is a place where students can come to develop mathematical, academic writing and general academic skills. We can help you develop as a learner and you can find us on the first floor in the Main Library.

Endnote: bibliographic software
An introductory course on the product designed to help researchers input, store, organise, retrieve and format lists of references in a variety of discipline specific styles.

Canvas courses
Research and Information Skills online courses for which you can self-enroll. Learn about issues such plagiarism, copyright, research data management (and more) at your own pace.

Raising your research profile
Four face to face training sessions that will give you hints on how to enhance the impact of your research.

Tracing Theses and Current Research
An online course to help you track relevant theses and 'research in progress'.

Thesis Presentation and Reference Management
An online course guiding you through how to present your thesis and how to manage your references.

Study skills 
Online tutorials and guidance on reading, writing and organising your time.

Support for international students 
Additional help for students from outside the UK.

Dissertation support    
Library Services can help with essay and dissertation writing.

Student support

One-to-one help

Contact your Subject Advisor for help and advice on searching and finding the information you need.

Web of Knowledge

Web of Knowledge training

There are a number of free online tutorials on how to use the searching and analytical tools available in Web of Knowledge/Science. Available in several languages.

  

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