November 24, 2022, by Emma
Support for assignments – preparing and researching
Do you have an assignment coming up? Libraries have got you covered every step of the way.
In this blog post we’ll discuss how libraries provide support for your studies as you prepare and research for your assignments.
Preparing your study space
If you focus better late at night, three of our libraries are open 24-hours during term time.
Finding and reading resources
NUsearch and online discovery
The library’s online discovery tool, NUsearch, is a great place to start searching for the books, articles and other resources you’ll use in your assignment. Sign in to check your library account, request a book, and save searches and records in your Favourites.
Support with finding resources
We also offer:
- Digital scans of articles or book chapters (within copyright restrictions)
- Postal loans for eligible students
- Enhanced Library Support
Information skills support and training
Our Information Skills team provide a collection of on-demand online training resources to help you with finding and reading resources, including ‘literature searching’ and ‘critically evaluating information’.
They also hold regular live training webinars on Microsoft Teams on topics ranging from ‘Getting started using library resources’ to ‘Searching for evidence for a systematic review‘, plus spotlight webinars on specific resources and databases. For more tailored support, you can also request a one-to-one with a librarian from the team.
We have subject guides covering books and journals, subject databases, specialist resources, and literature searching. Our subject database guides describe the key databases in your field, with links to video tutorials.
If you have any questions about anything mentioned in this blog about support for your studies or using our libraries, please get in touch by email, phone or live chat.
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