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Top library tips for students


  1. Ask us if you need any help

    Need help finding a book, accessing eresources or getting connected to the internet?  We are here to help whatever your question.  Contact us at any library or call, email or tweet us.  

  2. Use LibrarySearch...

    LibrarySearch allows you to find books, ebooks, online journal articles and more.  It is a great place to start when you are looking for information to help with your studies.  You can also sign in to request or renew books or just check your loans.

  3. ... and think creatively too!

    Remember the library has lots of resources in print and electronic so try using a few different ones.  You can access nearly 200 databases covering different subject areas including 
    • TV and radio broadcasts (BoB)
    • Newspapers (Nexis)
    • Company financial information (FAME)
  4. Choose the best study area for the way you want to work

    At each campus library we have different areas for quiet, silent or social study.  Choose the most appropriate area so you and your fellow students can work happily and productively.  Group study rooms are also available - see How do I book a group study room?

  5. Use your subject guide

    Each Information Services Advisor is an expert in their area and knows the best resources for study and research.  So for great advice and links to the most important resources check out the subject guide for your area.

  6. Request items that you need

    If an item is on loan you can place a hold by signing in to LibrarySearch.  Can’t find what you need on LibrarySearch?  We may be able to get it for you through inter library loans or if you think it is something we should have then contact your Information Services Advisor.

  7. Get help on the web pages

    The library webpages are packed with information to help you with your study and research.  There are helpsheets and videos available for specific guidance as well as general advice and links.

  8. Be critical

    A quick Google search will give you lots of results but you need to find good, reliable information to include in your University work. Get some help and advice from En:Compass or our study skills pages.

  9. Keep up to date

    If you are looking for information on a particular topic and want to be alerted when the library gets any new relevant resources you can set up an email alert. Check out our video which explains how to do this.
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