Hi! I’m Maree Green, the Academic Support Librarian for Languages and the English Language Centre.
If you need to find information for your assignment or research, but don’t know where to start, these pages are for you. The links below will give you the information you need to get going.
If you can’t find the answer to the subject and library queries you have using Skills for Learning then please contact me on:
Phone: 0161 29 56680
If you need further library help I provide information literacy support and training and 1-2-1 appointments (Select Library Skills/Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences). I look forward to hearing from you.
If you can’t make any of the available appointments, please email me.
Working days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
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The Skills for Learning pages contain lots of useful Library and study skills information. They are a great starting point for anything you might want to know about finding information and writing assignments.
Here are some guides to finding books, setting up your mobile device and help for off-campus learning.
Finding information for your research/assignments
When you have an assignment to write it is a good idea to to use journal articles in addition to textbooks as they contain specialised and up-to-date information. These guides will help you find and understand journal articles and other types of useful data.
Databases are a good place to research for your assignments, providing access to journal articles and other data such as newspapers and conference papers. Read our What are the best databases for Languages? guide to learn how to search for good quality academic sources. You can access databases via the link on the Library Search screen.
The Library has a number of Easy Reader and Graded Reader books which are small versions of popular fiction. The English Easy Readers are shelved at 428.64.
Audio Visual Collection
There are also language CDs and DVDs available in the Audio Visual collection in Clifford Whitworth Library. They are kept in number order, just the same as the books. Some of the most useful language material will have the numbers 420 to 428
Correct referencing, that is acknowledging the sources of information you use in your essays and assignments, is a very important part of academic writing – the following guides will help you get to grips with it.
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