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2023 library to do list

Give your studies a boost and kickstart 2023 with our 3 point USW Learning Services guide.

1. Library Services can help with research and reading around

Use FINDit - our library discovery platform - to read books, journals, newspapers and more. Reading around when researching your topic is vital to getting a deeper level of knowledge and confidence about your subject. 

If internet search engines like Google or Bing are your preferred go-to research place, then we have a couple of solutions: 

  • Use the SIFT approach to become more critical and evaluative of web information. 
  • Download a bookmark extension of our brand new Lean Library service and get alerted to online resources that you can access immediately with your USW student login and password. 

If finding information and research is daunting. Or you're not sure which database to use, then book an appointment with your Faculty Librarian. 

Further library information

2. Writing it up, planning and structure with Study Skills

Getting your research, analysis and findings down on paper can be daunting for the uninitiated.  Study Skills are here to help!  They have a great range of self-help resources and provide one-to-one support and group workshops: both online and in person.  

Study skills books in the library - reading list

3. Thinking about the future with Careers

Careers have a range of resources to build up confidence and experience for the world of work.  Their website is full of information on opportunities available and there are self-help resources on job searching and enterprise.  For further in-depth advice and guidance, book an appointment.

Help with student life 

Of course, it's not just about study. If you're struggling with other areas of life, then there are several services in USW that support student health and wellbeing.  Contact Advice Zone if you're not sure what support you need. 

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