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Staff Libguide: Supporting Independent Learning

Library skills sessions

We offer bespoke library sessions for your classes, showing students how to research, reference, use and find resources to help them in their assignments.
To book a session, speak to a member of the library team on your site.

Discover

Discover is the library search engine. Discover searches millions of academic resources including books, eBooks, journal and news articles and much more. If you need more information about Discover, why not try our Discover FAQs page.

Office 365

Did you know your learners can download Microsoft Office for free?

Providing all current students with free access to the latest Microsoft Office 365 package:
•MS Word
•MS Publisher
•MS Excel
•MS PowerPoint

Available on up to five devices, including PC/Mac, tablet and mobile. You also get a personal cloud storage space through Microsoft OneDrive.
For more information speak to a member of the library team.

MOL students

Our distance learners also have full access to our fantastic range of resources including eBooks, online resources and subject guides. If your MOL learners have any IT issues please contact the library.

RNIB

By teaming up with RNIB Bookshare, the library is supporting our students with print disabilities such as dyslexia, to use text books in different ways to better suit their needs.

The books can be read in the following ways:
• Listen to books with high quality text-to-speech voices
• Hear and see highlighted words on screen
• Read with digital braille or enlarged fonts
• Create physical braille or large print
• Read directly from an Internet browser

RNIB have a large collection of textbooks that can be used by specific students or staff with these needs- with room to ask for more books to be added to the collection.
For more information, please speak to Carole Mooney.