Study Guides

Study Guides

Use our guides listed below for help with writing, studying, research and finding and evaluating sources.

Online Tutorials

Research skills

  • Cog-ignition: an audio-visual tutorial created by the UCA Library providing an introduction to research for creative arts students.
  • InfosmART: interactive information and research skills training modules produced by the Glasgow School of Art Library.
  • Safari: a web-based tutorial developed by the Open University to help develop your skills in accessing, finding and reviewing information.

 

Academic writing

 

Referencing

  • In-Cite: an interactive, web-based tutorial developed by the UCA Library covering why referencing is important, how to evaluate the quality of information sources and how to use images in your essays.
  • Refworks Tutorials: a step-by-step tutorial on using Refworks research management software.

 

Images and research

  • Image Resources - What's new? (PDF - 73KB): a guide to using a range of new web-based image resources. These range from websites which can develop image description skills to those that search for images by colour or drawing and can match visually similar images.
  • Internet for Image Searching: how to find copyright cleared images on the Internet for use in your work.

 

Internet research

  • The Internet Detective: an online tutorial that will help you develop Internet research skills for your university work. The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites.
  • Internet for Architecture: an online tutorial from Intute to help Architecture students develop their research skills.
  • Internet for Art and Design: an online tutorial from Intute to help Art and Design students develop their research skills.
  • Internet for Photography: an online tutorial from Intute to help Photography students develop their research skills.

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The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

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Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
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The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

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Farnham
Surrey
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Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
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The Library is closed over Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays. 

 

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Kent
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Email: gatewayrochester@uca.ac.uk

 


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