Computing, Science and Engineering

Hello. I’m Anne Sherwin, the Academic Support Librarian for the School of Computing, Science and Engineering.

If you need to find information for your assignment or research, but don’t know where to start – please get in touch. I provide information literacy support and training and 1-2-1 sessions for students and staff. I look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 0161 295 6846

The links below aim to help you find and use the Library resources you will need for your studies. Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see added to this page.

Get Going

New to the University? Check out Get Going, our online introduction to studying at University

Get Ahead

Starting to use the Library and Computing Services? Get Ahead will show you how to do everything you need to know.










Useful information to get you started

The following posts should help you start using the Library, finding books and borrowing them.


Finding information for your assignments

come to a workshopWhen you have an assignment to write you will usually want to find journal articles and conference papers, as these provide highly specialised and up-to-date information. The following posts should help you understand and find these information sources.

Finding databases

Databases are the best place to search for academic information. The following post explains how to find them:


Not sure where to start searching? These posts suggest the best databases for your subject area.

Other information sources


Referencing your information sources

It is important that you correctly reference all the sources of information you have used in your assignments,
to protect yourself against accusations of plagiarism, to acknowledge the work of others, and to demonstrate
that you have have understood what you have read. See the following for help.




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