Starting a course? We have many books that can help you to develop the study skills you will need – whether it is referencing, writing essays or giving presentations. Here are a selection of the most popular books for study skills.
Here is some advice on how to critically appraise the information that you find.
Referencing is often a source of worry for new/returning students. We recommend using Cite them right for advice on how to reference different resources.
Library information skills training
We provide customised training sessions for groups or individuals. Contact us to find out how we can help.
Other library services
IT – We have PCs in all the libraries and laptops that you can borrow. You can use unencrypted memory sticks in the libraries.
Study space – Wansbeck, North Tyneside and The Northumbria libraries have separate areas for silent study and group work.
Binding – Wansbeck, North Tyneside & NSECH libraries also provide a binding service.
More help and advice with study skills
Northumbria University library Skills Plus provides help sheets, interactive tutorials and video guides on lots of topics, including copyright, reflection and writing reports.
Newcastle University provides interactive tutorials and help sheets on a variety of topics including referencing, planning/time management and exams.
Open University also provides guidance on how to study effectively.