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Your library research

Written by Rowan Williamson
Published date 19 May 2020

We know your usual study habits and practices have had to undergo massive changes with the shift to online. UAL libraries have also made massive shifts to continue providing our services and support online. We recognise that accessing our resources online can be challenging, but our librarians are still here and ready to help as ever. Although you won’t find us sitting at an information desk, you can still find us all online and we can help you to navigate our online resources for your research. We're here to help you use our collections of online books, journals, films and databases.

If you are not sure who your librarians are or what they can offer, check out our online guide with photo walls for each site. Find out who supports your course, who has specialist knowledge in certain subjects and how you can contact them directly for online support. You can ask a quick question, book a 1-2-1 meeting with them and have a demo of our online resources, or find out which online workshops they are running at Academic Support Online and then signup for them.

There is online guidance on library research skills on Academic Support Online and we recommend the InfosmART tutorials to help you hone those information literacy and research skills. We are running live and recorded library information skills sessions via Collaborate Ultra in liaison with course tutors. We record those sessions so you can watch them again or catch up if you missed them. Look out for other relevant information posted to your Moodle pages too.

Your course librarians have also collected key online resources such as e-books and journal articles in your subject area. As well as these resource guides, there are ‘how to’ guides on copyright, referencing and using the libraries online, including videos and links to other helpful training resources.

Remember our virtual Information desks are still available during normal Library term time hours and you can ask us a question at any time and we will get back to you.

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