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Watch our videos to find out more about the University Library and how to use our resources. 

Introducing the Library

Help with the catalogue and self-service features

  • Finding and borrowing a book 
    This playlist of videos includes: how to find a book on the Library catalogue, locate it on the shelves, and borrow it. Also included are videos on finding an e-book on the catalogue, understanding the Call Number and browsing the shelves using the catalogue.
  • Finding an article from a reference 
    How to find out if the Library has a specific journal article


Help with finding and using resources

  • Making the most of your online reading list 
    Tips on using your reading list to access electronic and print items recommended by your lecturers, and using some of its interactive features
  • Logging in with the Library
    To access your Library account and our online resources you will need to login - this video shows you how.
  • Discover online articles and chapters with Summon 
    Tips on using our discovery service to find online materials on a topic
  • Accessing resources remotely
    A set of the three videos on finding books, articles and primary source material when studying away from campus. Includes finding and accessing Library resources and freely available materials.
  • Doing your literature search 
    Guidance on sources and techniques you can use to find relevant information on a specific topic
  • Using maps for your research
    Maps are not just for geographers! This presentation shows how you can use maps in your research in History and archaeology, Humanities and social science and in Science and environment. Printed maps and online resources are both available.

Inter-library loans

  • Ordering inter-library loans - Updated version coming soon!
    How to request a loan or copy of items not available in the Library
  • Downloading your SED 
    Guidance on downloading your Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) item from the British Library


Video introductions covering all aspects of using both versions of EndNote to manage your references

Study advice videos

Our colleagues in the Study Advice Team have produced a range of bitesize video tutorials giving guidance on a wide range of topics, including essay writing, referencing, preparing for exams and doing your dissertation.

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