Study and Library Skills

Use these resources to boost your study and library research skills.

Take a look at our interactive tutorials, videos and webinars to discover more about how to use the library and gain valuable study skills.

Information Research Skills Interactive tutorials to improve your Finding, Evaluating and Referencing skills

Library Webinars Library staff present webinars introducing participants to topics including referencing, eBooks and database searching.

InfoSkills Learn how to plan your research, evaluate information, use information ethically and avoid plagiarism

Finding and evaluating information How-to-videos - search effectively and locate relevant material

Requesting items How-to-videos - request books or articles from other Libraries

Learn how to access our extensive range of online resources and tailored services, even when you’re off campus.

Library resources to help you study, find information, start assignments, write essays and reference properly:

Academic Learning Support are here to help with Study Skills, Writing Skills, Maths and Stats, as well as Research Writing for Postgraduate PhD and MPhil students.

This team of dedicated Learning Advisors provide free services to all current University of Newcastle students:

LinkedIn Learning is available free of charge to all staff and students at the University of Newcastle.  A LinkedIn profile is not required for access.

It provides you with a way to learn from thousands of courses, delivered by real-world industry experts from around the world. Choose courses from the fields of ‘Business’, Technology’ and ‘Creativity’ as well as professional and personal development.  New courses are added every week.

You can enhance your employability and complement your university studies by learning at your own pace with courses delivered in a variety of ways, including bite-size videos for ‘learning in the moment’.

Personalise your recommendations so you can find the courses just right for you. And while you're taking a course it's interactive – you can talk to experts, colleagues and others taking the same course.

If you do have a LinkedIn profile, you can add your certificates of completion to it easily.

For information on how to log in and access this great resource, go to our LinkedIn Learning page in our Online Resources and Support guide.

Visit the Researcher Support page to find online tutorials and training or to get help from your Liaison Librarian.

Research guides provide targeted support for your research needs.

Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects a variety of literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works.  As a student, you will interact with lots of different sources during your studies, such as books, journals, and material on the Internet. These sources are known as ‘third-party’ copyright, and there may be restrictions around how you can use some of them.

For more information, see our introductory guide Copyright for students.

Postgraduate students working on a thesis should seek permissions for re-use of third-party copyright.  See our guide for Copyright and thesis submission.

If you have any questions around copyright please contact the Copyright Advisor

How you can make using the Library and other university websites easier and more personalised.

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