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.
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:
Visit the Skills for Learning pages whenever you need to.
Today is Safer Internet Day, and the theme this year is ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.
Here at University of Sunderland Libraries we want all our staff and students to be safe on the internet and to use it positively.
Here are our top 6 suggestions for staying safe online:
If you’re online a lot and use a lot of social media, you may find our ‘Making the most of social media' guides and videos useful:
Introduction to Library Services for Distance Learners
Tuesday 11th February, 2013 9am (UK time)
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This is a general, introductory session that is ideal for new Sunderland students on distance learning programmes wherever you are in the world.
Why join a webinar?
Help accessing full text articles and e-books for your assignments
Live demonstrations of resources
Opportunities to ask your questions
Sign up for this webinar here.
Joining a webinar is easy, all you need is access to a computer with java installed and the internet. When you sign up for a webinar, we will email you with joining instructions. If you have any questions about webinars (or anything else) contact us: email@example.com
Throughout January we have trial access to the new online Cite Them Right.
University of Sunderland students and staff can log in to test it, and let us know what you think. We really want your opinion to help us decide whether we should subscribe to it.
Log into Cite Them Right (trial version)
Go to http://www.citethemrightonline.com/How-to-access , click on ‘Institutional Login’ - search for the University of Sunderland and login with your University User ID and password
You could use this trial version of Cite Them Right to help you with your assignments, or you could simply log in and explore.
Either way, once you’ve logged in - let us know what you think on our Cite them Right feedback survey http://ow.ly/rQyV6
Ever wondered what effect your personal social media sites can have on your future? Two surveys conducted by legal information site FindLaw this year provide interesting perspectives on the use of social media:
In July 2013 FindLaw posted findings from a survey that revealed more than a quarter of young social media users think that something they posted could come back to haunt them.
"The survey found that 29 percent of users of Facebook and other social media between the ages of 18 and 34 have posted a photo, comment or other personal information that they fear could someday either cause a prospective employer to turn them down for a job, or a current employer to fire them if they were to see it. The survey covered Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and other popular social media."
In October, FindLaw followed this up with results from another survey that indicated that:
"four percent of American adults say that something they posted on social media, such as Facebook or YouTube, resulted in them either being fired from their job, not being offered a job, losing a promotion, or being officially reprimanded or disciplined."
It really is worth making sure your online identity is working for you, not against you. You’ll find some tips and advice on our skills for learning pages: http://library.sunderland.ac.uk/skills/socialmedia/
Over the next two days I’ll highlight some of this advice so stay tuned…
Congratulations to the winner of the Skills for Learning competition and a £25 Amazon voucher. The lucky winner was one of our culture students who submitted the following tip for using social media:
“My friendly tip for you: Use social media to join group discussions of your interest. This way you can ask questions and learn from professionals or share best practices with other members. Furthermore, you increase your chances to get yourself noticed by employers.”
We loved this tip because it helps students understand how to use social media to enhance their learning, but also how it can help to gain employment at the end of their course of study.