Information 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.

Reference Manager Conversion course
If you have used Reference Manager in the past and would like to transfer your records to Endnote (Reference Manager version 12 is the current and final version so is not longer being supported) you can learn about the key similarities and differences between the applications.

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

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.

Self-enrollment courses
Select 'Research and Information Skills' courses to learn how to use eJournals or perform advanced internet searches. Choose more from the list of WebCT courses open for self-enrollment.

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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