Free research skills courses at the UL

The University Library’s Research Skills Programme for this Michaelmas Term is now available at These courses are free of charge and open to all students and staff.

The courses are mostly short one hour sessions. Apart from one or two exceptions, you can just turn up on the day, there is no need to book in advance. A full timetable is linked from the above web page.

The course subjects include:

  • Resources for a wide range of subject areas
  • Finding journal and newspaper articles (eg. Known knowns: from citation to text; Known unknowns: discovering articles on your topic)
  • Open web resources (eg. Open access: e-theses; Taming Google)
  • Hands-on practical sessions—need to book these in advance (eg. How to find things on your reading list; Rare books online ECCO EEBO ESTC; E-resources for English literature)

Tip: click on the ‘For Librarians’ link for a 2-page quick guide to using Newton.


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