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Computer science: Help & training

A guide to finding information in computer science . Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

What can your subject librarian do for you?

Your subject librarian is here to help you find and use information. They can...

  • show you how to use information resources effectively - your librarian will run any library training sessions your School/Department has arranged
  • show you how to save time - by making the most of all Library services
  • give you individual help with research - your librarian can offer in depth help in finding information

Your librarian

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Rachel Redrup
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Based at the University Library, Whiteknights Mon-Wed, Fri; London Road Thursdays. I can meet you in person there, or online via Microsoft Teams. I normally work weekday mornings to early afternoons (UK time).

Contact me for support with referencing, searching for information and other queries about using the Library.
0118 378 3428
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Using the Library

There are lots of guides to using the Library - see the link further down the page. Here are four guides on getting started in Computer Science.  Final year students will benefit from all four, other students will find the first three most useful. You will need to login using your University email address and password to view the videos.

Using the Library

Other support for your studies

We have a range of videos designed to introduce you to the Library and show you how to use our resources.

Study advice

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.

Maths Support

The Maths Support service provides guidance on maths, statistics, psychometric tests and much more. Find all their resources on the website:

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.