On this page you will find training materials and sources of support for your studies. In addition to using these resources you may wish to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for one-to-one help. They are here to help you find and use information. They can...
Watch this short video for an introduction to the Library and our services and support for Chemistry.
If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the Library intro video on YuJa (University username and password required)
Got a question about the Library, finding information, referencing, literature searching or using EndNote/Mendeley?
Then come along to the Library drop-in.
When? Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 in term-time
Where? Harry Nursten Building Room 2-64 (the PC Lab at the back of the 2nd Floor)
If you would like to meet online please make an appointment at another time using the button in my contact box.
We have a range of videos designed to introduce you to the Library and show you how to use our resources.
The Study Advice Team offer study guides, workshops, individual advice sessions, and much more to make your studying more effective and successful. See the Study Advice webpages for more information, or pop in to make an appointment at the Study Advice and Maths Support Desk on the Ground Floor of the Library.
Our Maths Support resources can help if you're finding any mathematical or statistical topic difficult during the transition to University study.
Our Maths Support guide provides links to an extensive range of worksheets, e-resources and video tutorials which you can access at any time to practise and develop your mathematical and statistical skills.
Digital Technology Services
DTS provide advice with using computer software and hardware. For individual support pop in and ask at the IT Service Desk on the 1st Floor of the Library. For more information see their website.
If you need guidance on using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Access or PowerPoint try these online tutorials:
International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) - Academic English Programme
If you are an international student, the Academic English Programme offers courses and 1-1 support.
This series of three videos (available via the tabs in this box) cover:
You will need to login using your University email address and password to view the videos.
We also have the following generic guides to literature searching and searching databases:
This video covers finding journal articles, including techniques to use, such as truncation and search operators.
This video covers using specialist chemistry resources (SciFinder and Reaxys) to find articles and chemical information.
Extra help on using SciFinder
Extra help on using reaxys
For support and videos covering specific aspects of using SciFinder-n, see the following website:
Consider using EndNote or Mendeley to manage your references. See the EndNote/Mendeley page in this guide: