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Learning support


Support for your teaching

Library's Research Skills offer

Academic Librarians can work with you to provide opportunities for students to develop their research skills as part of their programme of study. The research skills offer falls into four key areas, Discover, Evaluate, Reference and Manage which are described in more detail on the Research skills offer page.  Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and to arrange teaching sessions or online and blended learning options. Example sessions based on the research skills offer include:

  • Introduction to the Library
  • Finding and evaluating information
  • Critical thinking 
  • Referencing and ethical use of information
  • Reference management using Mendeley

Skills support is also aligned with the Personal Best programme, particularly the Research and Critical thinking element and Academic Librarians deliver an introduction to academic integrity as part of the in-curriculum programme for Part A. 

Online learning materials

The Library also provides a range of learning materials for students, including a Library Induction Learn module and in particular the Academic Research Kit (ARK)  online interactive tutorials that can help you with searching, evaluating, and referencing information. The Library has also collaborated with the Academic Language Support Service to develop the skills modules LUA001: Study skills and Dissertation and Project Success, which have associated live, generic workshops and the Academic integrity Learn module which offers guidance and interactive tutorials on how to work with integrity.

Reading lists and digitisation requests

The Library manages the University's reading list system (LORLs). Updating your reading list online automatically alerts the Library so that we can order the required reading for you. The system is integrated into LEARN so students can follow links to their readings directly from their module page. We also provide a digitisation service allowing you to make digitised readings of book chapters or journal articles available to your students under the CLA scanning licence. 

Suggesting resources

For resources which aren't to be added to a module reading list, please first check the Library Catalogue to see if we have the item that you need. If it is not already available you are welcome to suggest an item for the Library to purchase, please visit the webpage on Requesting materials for more information about the options available.

Copyright and your teaching

We provide guidance to help you to develop your teaching materials, use library resources in your teaching or make the best use of openly available content. Get advice about using third party materials, educational licences and copyright exceptions via our dedicated copyright webpages.