Also available to read online.
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.
A few weeks ago Lynne Robinson our Computing and Engineering Librarian organised training on our IEEE Xplore database. We recorded it so that all staff and students on and off campus could benefit.
Watch online and find out about the great features of IEEE EXplore:
You can also download this E Guide at the Library Partner Staff web Pages.
Click on the thumbnail below to download a pdf of this poster that you can display in your college to promote this service to students on Sunderland programmes. Please feel free to upload to your VLE too.
This poster will also soon be made available on the Library Web Pages for Partner Centre Staff
Contact Leanne Young (Distance Services Librarian) for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library staff will start our Christmas vacation on Fri 21st December. We’ll be back on the 3rd January 2013 but if you need any help in between we suggest that you check our library webpages where you will find lots of useful information including videos & guides
If you cannot find the help you require please email us at email@example.com. Your email will be forwarded to our IT Out of Hours Service who will try their best to help you. If they are unable to they will forward your message to us and we will answer you as quickly as possible on our return.
Unfortunately we will not be able to answer any queries through Facebook or Twitter during the holiday but will reply as soon as we return
If you plan on visiting either St. Peter’s or Murray Library over the Christmas vacation please make sure you check our opening hours first.
We wish you all a very happy holiday!
One of the main questions we get from all students (on and off campus) is how to reference the information they use in their assignments.
It’s really important that you reference all sources you use in your assignments so that
What do you need to do?
1. Make sure that you know what referencing style you need to use. Check in your module guide or with your tutor.
2. Ensure you know how that style works.
If you are using Harvard or British Standard then you can consult the ebook Cite Them Right: the essential guide to referencing and plagiarism by Graham Sheilds and Richard Pears
Cite Them Right is available directly through DISCOVER - just look for the link on the DISCOVER home page.
You can also find Cite Them Right in My Sunderland. Once logged in, click on the Learning tab.
At the moment, a number of students are reporting that they are not logged into Science Directly when they go they from Discover. We are working on a permanent fix but in the meantime, you may wish to download this guide:
Discover is our exciting new search tool enabling you to easily find journals, articles and books to read online.
As it’s new we don’t want you to experience any difficulties logging in. If you do, we suggest you check that you are entering the correct University log in details. You may also need to reset the log in cookie on the computer you are using. We can help you do this very easily by using our 3 step cookie guide.
University Library Services are offering online library workshops for students who study off campus (distance learning).
We run general workshops that all off campus students (and staff) can sign up for but we’re also happy to run more tailored workshops for specific programmes or modules.
If you’re a member of staff and you would like to organise a tailored session for your students then please contact Leanne Young firstname.lastname@example.org
How will the workshops be delivered?
We’ll be using a web based collaborative tool called Vyew. As it is web based, students don’t have to download anything except Flash.
What will the workshops cover?
We’ll also touch upon the other ways the library can support off campus students.
If you’re a member of staff at a partner college you can have access to many of the e-resources provided by Sunderland, and you can use Discover to access them.
At the moment you still need to use an Athens login - so the method of logging in has not changed for you. It has for your students though. We’ve got lots of help and support for students at the Library Skills for Learning Pages .
So, how do partner tutors login?
Start at the Library Web Page. Choose either Discover or the Library Catalogue.Discover is great for journal articles and newspapers and the Library Catalogue is great for e-books.
When you are logging onto Discover, or the Library Catalogue look for the ‘alternative login’ link as illustrated below:
Enter your Athens username and password and follow onscreen instructions. If you don’t have an Athens username and password yet then find out how you can get one at the Library Web Pages for Partner Tutors - just follow this link and choose link that best describes you.