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Introduction to Library and Learning Services (LLS) from your Academic Librarian: Home

Introduction and welcome from your Academic Librarian

This online guide has been created to introduce you to the resources and support available to help you develop your researching and referencing skills. 

Welcome from your Academic Librarian

You will find plenty of help in Library and Learning Services (LLS), including staff based in the Learning Hub to help you access book stock and use the library facilities.  There are two professional LLS teams that can help you to develop specific skills needed to improve your academic work.  These teams are:

  • Academic Librarians: help with researching and referencing
  • Learning Development tutors: help with a range of academic skills from Time Management to Report Writing

Watch the following short video for a quick introduction from your Academic Librarian:


You can use NELSON to search the Library’s books, e-books, e-journals, videos & more. Login with your University username and password at the top right hand side of the page so you can access the full-text material and save your search results.

If the item is available electronically, you’ll see a link to the full-text online. If the content is available in print, you’ll see a shelfmark letting you know where to find the book on the shelf.


Your reading list

Your module tutors will provide you with an online reading list that will detail the different books and other sources that they recommend for their modules. This can usually be accessed from NILE module site under Reading and Resources. You can also search your module list here.

The list is a good starting point for your reading and there may be titles that the tutor has identified as essential for the module.

When you begin working on your assignments, it is worth identifying any useful items on the reading list and then carrying out further research of your own using NELSON and other appropriate resources.  

Key resources


I am looking forward to meeting you on your course and wish you well with your studies.