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.
The schedule for online library workshops in June, July and August has been announced.
All time are listed as UK time. If you sign up for a workshop, please check the online time converter for the time in your location.
Who is it for?
All distance learning students and any staff who teach or support University students. This session is particularly great for new students and staff.
Dates this session will run:
Who is it for?
All distance learning students and any staff who teach or support University students. This session is particularly useful to students who need to find information for assignments.
Dates this session will run:
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:
Got a question about the library? Come to one of our online ‘drop-ins’ during December and ask the Distance Services Librarian your library question. Whether you:
We’ll use an online tool called Vyew where we have a ‘room’ which is a collaborative space. Leanne Young, our Distance Services Librarian will be in this online room at the times listed below:
Monday 3rd December 14:00-16:00
Wednesday 5th December 09:30-11:30
Tuesday 11th December 14:00-16:00
Thursday 13th December 09:30-11:30
Tuesday 18th December 09:30-11:30
You don’t need to sign up, just ‘drop-in’ if you need help. When you join the online room you’ll be able to chat with the Distance Services Librarian and find answers to your questions.
You’ll also be in with a chance to win an iPad Mini.
Click below to drop-in and find out more…
Please note that the Distance Services Librarian will only be available to answer your questions at the listed times.
Check out this useful blog post by our Librarian for English, History, Politics & Languages:
We’ve been looking at what kind of e-books might help you with study in your subjects over the last week but what about books to help you with university skills like structuring an essay, writing in an academic style, reading critically and referencing correctly? There are lots of texts to help you in developing these kind of research skills available.
If you’ve signed up for an online library workshop, please check your University Email Account a few days before the date you chose.
We will email all students who’ve signed up with joining instructions. Its very easy to join the workshop - you just need to click on the hyperlink we send you.
If you are unable to login to your University email account because yo do not know your University User ID or password then get in touch with us as soon possible and we will advise you of your details.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve not signed up for a workshop but would like to and want to know more about how it will be conducted please watch this short video we’ve made about the Vyew software:
In the workshops we explore ‘Discover’ and how you can use it to find information for your assignments.
You can sign up for a workshop at http://bit.ly/ULS-library-online-workshops
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 email@example.com
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.
Welcome (and welcome back to returners) to University Library Services.
We’ve implemented a great new service called Discover and made sure that all library resources can be accessed using your University User ID and Password.
Over the course of the next week or so I’ll be blogging some useful things to get you started.
Today I want to link you to the library welcome presentation (complete with videos & lots of information). Click on the image below to watch the presentation. You’ll need flash to view it:
At the end of July/start of August the Library is launching Discover. It will replace Journal Search as the primary way you will find and access electronic journal articles.
The other big piece of news which we are excited about is that you’ll no longer need your Athens Account to access e-resources. You’ll log-in to Discover using your University User ID and password.
We know that you’ll have some questions about Discover (you’ll need to know how to access it, log-in to it, search it and access full text articles) so we are going to offer Online Library Workshops for Distance Learning Students who want to know more about Discover. This poster will tell you more:
You’ll also get to meet me (virtually of course).
In the next couple of weeks I will be announcing the dates of the workshops and providing online forms where you can sign up for a session.
I’ll send you all the information you’ll need to know once you’ve signed up - mostly you’ll need a computer with internet access, uptodate flash and headphones (and a willingness to listen to me and chat).
It’s always difficult to choose a time which is suitable for everyone but I’ll do my best - if anyone has any suggestions about suitable times just comment on this blog post and I’ll try and take it into account (don’t forget to tell me where you are so I know the time difference between you and the UK).
If you’re just starting at the University of Sunderland this summer then here’s a few things you will need to know to make the most of the library:
1. As a student you have full access to the electronic journal articles and ebooks within our subscriptions.
2. There are guides and tutorials which demonstrate searching for and accessing e-resources - we call this skills for learning.
Library Web Site For Off Campus Students:
Skills for Learning (videos & tutorials)
3. We’ll be announcing some changes to how you access e-resources soon and replacing our Journal Search tool so watch this space - make sure you sign up for an online library session where I will explain some of these changes and demonstrate new library services.
4. Don’t forget - University Library staff are here to help you
You can contact us anytime in a number of different ways including the more traditional methods of telephone and email as well as on social media sites such as Facebook & Twitter.
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