Are you ready to research?
Library Pathway has been developed to ensure that you are able to do some of the key things that we think are important to your success as a new student.
Check your progress by downloading the checklist of competencies in the Library Pathway self-assessment.
Or try the quiz to check your knowledge of the library.
For a quick check of how you're doing see how many of the following ten statements you can say yes to?
Try going back to the interactive pathway if you want to find out more, to revisit some of the recommended resources. Some of these have been signposted below as quickstart resources if you need a reminder.
I can find the library
I can use Library search
I know where to find help with using the library
I can find and use my online resource lists
I can find and explore the subject guides
I can identify keywords for searching
I can recognise different types of sources
I understand the need to be critical
I can identify the parameters of my research
I understand the need to reference and where to find guidance on Harvard referencing
- About the library
- Introduction to Library Search
- Library help and support
- Introduction to TALIS resource lists
- Introduction to subject guides
- Identifying keywords for searching
- Introducing sources for academic study
- Introduction to digital literacy
- Getting a feel for your topic
- StudyHub Referencing
And dont' forget our Top tips for using the library!
Remember to attend any library sessions organised by your tutors and don't be afraid to ask the library for help.
Good luck with your studies!