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2020 New student essentials


Finding books and ebooks

Your resource lists are a great place to start your reading. They are full of items chosen by your lecturers.

You can explore our books, ebooks and articles on Library Search. Our videos can help you find a book or ebook (video 0:45), and use the advanced search to find tailored results (video 2:05).

Coming to The Hive? Find your way around level 3 with our map of subject areas.



Getting help

You can email askalibrarian, or message us through chat. Our FAQs will also answer a lot of your questions.

We can help you find the resources you need to complete your assignments successfully. Our Academic Liaison Librarians give specialist guidance in your subject area. Email your librarians for advice.

Our subject guides offer a large range of databases and websites to help you with your studies.

If you need help with writing, the Language Centre and the Academic Writers in Residence can help with planning, structure, grammar and academic argument. Our ebook collection gives you lots of advice and guidance on how to get the best grades in your writing.



Where to study

In The Hive, you can book a study desk or computer