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Using Library Search for your assignment

Male student working on an assignment and searching on computer

How do I attend?

Go to Using Library Search for your assignment and select 'Join Room'. The room remains closed until the trainer has entered – this will usually be 15 minutes before the start time.


This 45 minute interactive session will provide a great introduction to Library Search, the online tool that helps you search across the vast majority of our online resources. You will learn how to find specific resources (e.g. ebooks, ejournal articles) and how to find information on a topic. The session will also cover sources of help.

Who’s it for?

Suitable for level 1 and 2 students and anyone who would like to know how to use Library Search to look for information for assignments in addition to their module materials.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you should know:

  • how to use Library Search to find particular items
  • how to use Library Search to find items on a particular topic
  • where to go for help and support

Downloads and further help

A copy of the slides and an accompanying handout are available for this session.

The following online resources provide additional information and guidance:

  • This short animation goes over the main features of the Library Search tool, including filters and the My Favourites area: Library Search
  • This 30 minute activity introduces you to Library Search, showing you how to carry out simple searches, and how to use the features within Library Search to save and tag your results: Introduction to Library Search


An interactive recording of the session is available via the ‘View previous recordings’ link on the Using Library Search for your assignment page.

Upcoming Online Training Sessions

Jun 21

Wed, 21/06/2023 - 19:30

Aug 21

Mon, 21/08/2023 - 19:30

Sep 25

Mon, 25/09/2023 - 19:30