Library skills


Library skills sessions are available to all students and at USW.

Whether it's explaining how to exploit the resources available or understanding how to find a book on the shelf, library staff can help.

Faculty librarians can arrange with academic staff to provide support within the curriculum.

Library orientations offering a tour of campus libraries are available on request.
  • Our getting started web pages cover basic information about the Library.

  • Classroom support - This session is aimed at students who are new to the University.  It is envisaged that it will be delivered to students during the first term of their course. The aim is to welcome new students, introduce them to the library facilities and resources and to how to use Findit to find information for their assignments.

  • Guides - See our referencing guides, subject guides and 'How to ...' guides for more information.

  • 1-2-1 appointments - are available with your faculty librarian through advice zone online.

  • Classroom support - An in-depth session focused on preparing students for undertaking a substantial piece of individual research, such as a dissertation.
  • We provide support for learning and teaching through our services and facilities at our campus libraries.

  • Academic staff can arrange a library introduction / refresher with their faculty librarian to discuss services and resources at USW.

  • Please see the library guide for more information about the services available to postgraduate researchers.

  • We provide researchers with with subject advice, support skills development and advise on resources.

  • Researchers can arrange a 1-2-1 appointment with their faculty librarian to discuss services and resources at USW.

  • Please see the library guide for more information about the services available to postgraduate researchers.


  • Additional classroom support can be offered over and above the library skills one and two sessions listed above. 

  • We can work with academic staff to design, develop and deliver discipline based, library skills activities which can be classroom based or available online.

  • For example we have provided face-to-face teaching on plagiarism or finding and evaluating resources, on request.