Finding information for your assignments
In order to begin and progress with your assignment you need to be able to find useful and relevant information.
We have an online catalogue to find information about the availability and location of all items held in the Library, including books, e-books, research reports, statistical data and media items.
If you need to find a journal article, which you have the full details for, then you can use the Library's Find my reference tool as a quick and easy way to find out if we have access to it.
For general research, NELSON is the place where all of your resources are kept together by subject, such as databases, full-text electronic journals and e-books, as well as links to good quality academic websites.
Resources from other libraries
You will need to reference assignments consistently, in order not to lose marks. These Referencing guides will ensure that you are on the right track, whatever your subject. If you want to, you can take advantage of our online referencing tutorial, Liberation, or use the University's reference management software, RefWorks.
Help and support
If you are struggling with finding information then you can book a one-to-one appointment with an Academic Librarian whilst students with additional needs can also register for ELSA (Extra Library Support and Assistance).It is not unusual for students to struggle with academic writing. The Centre for Academic Practice offers guidance and tuition on all aspects of academic skills, including essay writing. See study support.