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Our Teaching Offer

Provides information on teaching that the Library can deliver for your students to help them develop their skills, as well as highlighting supporting online resources.

Online resources: introduction

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We have a variety of online resources available, designed to help students develop their information and digital literacy skills. 

These resources can be used in support of your teaching, and you can share links on your module Moodle page. These are great to include during a relevant week for your students to work through independently, or could be highlighted alongside other information such as assignment briefs.

A list of our online resources and what they cover can be found below. If you think that your students would benefit from a teaching session on one of these topics, please have a look at our workshop menu and contact your Academic Liaison Librarian to discuss your requirements.

Our online resources

Subject Guides

A collection of resources put together by your Academic Liaison Librarian. The guides are designed to help students with specific subjects and topics they may want to explore. They provide a great introduction to useful resources for your particular subject or discipline.
 

Search Skills Guide 

A great overall resource to help students develop their search skills. It will take them through how to improve searches for information, including help with: finding resources, search strategies, evaluating information and referencing. This is highly recommended for all students undertaking assignments or research.
 

Making the most of your Online Library Tutorial 

An interactive introduction to the online Library for undergraduate students. This will teach students how to search for online resources, how to access reading lists, and where they can find both subject-specific and general support. Note that we do also have a version tailored toward PGT students.
 

Welcome to your Library Tutorial 

An interactive tutorial that will introduce undergraduate students to the physical Library space. By completing this, they'll learn how to search for and access print resources, know all about the study spaces available in the Library, and be aware of other ways that we can help.
 

Evaluating Resources Tutorial

Estimated time: 25-30 minutes
An interactive tutorial focusing on the importance of evaluating resources. This covers using the CRAAP test to evaluate resources in a memorable and consistent way, avoiding predatory journals, and spotting fake news.
 
 

Referencing Quick Guide

This provides some general guidance on referencing, and highlights resources for more information on departmental referencing styles. It also mentions referencing management software, which can be a great tool when doing research or assignments.
 

Referencing Made Easy Tutorial

Estimated time: 20-30 minutes
A great introduction to referencing in an interactive format, giving students the chance to practice creating their own references.

 

Introduction to Reference Management Software: Mendeley Tutorial

Estimated time: 30-45 minutes
This provides an introduction to Mendeley, which is one reference management software option. It takes students through how to create an account and install Mendeley, before demonstrating some of the core features. 

 

Google Search Skills Tutorial

Estimated time: 30-35 minutes
This tutorial focuses on the use of Google and Google Scholar, and how students can get the most from these search engines. It will give tips on conducting advanced searches, as well as providing an opportunity for students to give them a go. It also highlights some alternatives to Google and when these might be useful.