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Library Services for Off Campus Students

The dedicated off campus web pages have information on all the services we offer you.

Videos, Tutorials & Guides

Library staff make videos, online tutorials, guides you can download as well as offering online library support.

Library Services for Staff at Partner Centres

If you're teaching on a University of Sunderland programme at a partner centre visit the Partner staff web pages.


The 20th FIFA World Cup is currently well underway in Brazil and logistically it is a huge undertaking with events taking place across 12 cities.

As such a large sporting event it is an example of large scale events management and hospitality and a catalyst for tourism to the host nation.

Over the next few posts I’ll share a few examples of research on sports events management, hospitality & tourism but you’ll find even more relevant books and journal articles on the Library Catalogue and Discover.

Edited to add all links to this weeks posts on Sports Management & the World Cup:


We all need to know about plagiarism and how to avoid it. University Library Services have some resources that can help you do just that. One in particular is ‘Plagiarism: true or false’.

It’s a quiz designed to test your knowledge of plagiarism providing a number of scenarios. You’ll get feedback on each question too.

Take a look at the ‘Avoiding Plagiarism’ resources on the Skills for Learning pages.


Feedback from a student on how our Skills for Learning Support has helped them…

Just a few of the new e-books we’ve added to our collection over the last month. We’ve added e-books across the full range of subjects so to find out what new ebooks are available for your subject check the Library Catalogue.

You can also view the 25 newest ebooks by clicking here.


Butler, R. (2010) Tourism and Political Change

Hambley, A.  et al (2013) Electrical engineering: principles and applications

Ambrose, G. (2008) The Production Manual: a graphic design handbook


You’ve been telling us what’s important to you about your library, and how we can help you more. We’ve listened so let’s have a look at some of the things we’ve done:

1. You said you needed hands on help with tools & resources

  • The library introduced two webinars for distance learners, designed to introduce you to the library e-resources and services for distance learners.
  • We also introduced our Skills for Learning webpages - an exciting range of videos, guides, quizzes and more that you can use in your own time

2. You said you needed easy and direct access to resources

  • The Library Catalogue enables you to not only find and read e-books but to rate them and add them to lists;
  • Discover enables you to read and save journal articles;
  • My Module resources pulls together all your module reading in one place
  • SURE brings you all University research outputs



If you’re experiencing a problem logging into library e-resources, try deleting your browsers cache and try again.

Sounds too simple to be true, right?

You’d be surprised how often it works. This is because sometimes your browser will remember a previous unsuccessful attempt. If this doesn’t work make sure you get in touch with us so we can help you access the resources you need.

Click here for our contact details or click here to find out how to delete your cache (this link takes you to Java web page as they provide good instructions).

We know that for many of our distance learners it is a very busy time. Many of you are busy working on assignments or revising for exams.

Don’t forget, library staff are here to support you during this time, if you have any questions about finding information sources you can always get in touch with us

You may also find the library’s skills for learning support useful - there are guides, videos and more that you can use in your own time.

On the Skills for Learning pages you will find help on many topics including:

  • Essay planning
  • Critical/analytically writing v descriptive writing
  • Proofreading your work
  • Revising and taking exams

Visit the Skills for Learning pages whenever you need to.

Your liaison librarians have been buying lots of books and e-books, sometimes they are new titles, sometimes additional copies, and sometimes newer editions of titles already in stock.

This is great news for distance learners because many of our new books are e-books which are accessible anytime from anywhere.

Here are just a few e-books for Design, Hospitality & Tourism, Education, Business, Pharmacy and Nursing - all subjects that are offered to distance learners:

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  1. The Design Student’s Handbook (Rutherford, S)
  2. Current Issues in Hospitality & Tourism: Research & Innovations
  3. A guide to Practitioner Research in Education (Menter, I) 
  4. Brand Together: How co-creation generates innovation…
  5. Method Validation in Pharmaceutical Analysis (Ermer, J)
  6. Practice Based Learning in Nursing, Health & Social Care…

Search for e-books on your topics now using the Library Catalogue


"A wealth of data is buried in theses which can shed light on very interesting areas…" 

Find out how three researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Plymouth and Glasgow have used EThOS to help their research.