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Skills at Library: Intro to the Library

Welcome to Skills at Library, our information literacy support for Essex students and researchers!
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★☆☆ beginner

Welcome to the Library at Essex! If you are new to using academic libraries, or simply new to Essex, take a few minutes to explore what we offer and learn how you can get the most out of the Library.

This intro to the Library covers:

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Already an experienced Library user? Start the next section on 'Managing Information' or return to the Skills at Library homepage to select another lesson.

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Here's some quick links to help you get started:

Skills at Library skill rating: beginner

Using the Library requires basic information literacy skills. Continue learning with Skills at Library to develop advanced skills.

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Want to learn more?

  • If you're based at Colchester or Southend, you can complete a self-guided tour to help you navigate around our physical spaces. We also have a self-guided tour of our online resources.
  • Keep a look out for our 'Intro to the Library' workshop. This session is offered regularly online and in person as part of the Skills at Library open workshop programme.
  • Complete our Academic Skills Audit to assess your current information and academic skills and discover resources to support your development.
  • Click the 'Next' button below to continue learning about using reading lists and developing the information skills needed to get the most out of the Library.


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