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Watch our videos to find out more about the University Library and how to use our resources.  They are best viewed in Internet Explorer or Chrome. Firefox users may need to download the videos and watch them with your computer's own media player.

Introducing the Library

Help with the catalogue and self-service features

Help with finding and using Library resources

  • Discover online articles and chapters with Summon - tips on using our discovery service to find online materials on a topic
  • Doing your literature search - guidance on sources and techniques you can use to find relevant information on a specific topic
  • Ordering inter-library loans online - this video demonstrates how Staff and PhD students can request a loan or copy of items not available via the Library
  • Downloading your SED - guidance on downloading your Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) item from the British Library
  • Using maps for 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.

EndNote videos

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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