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Academic Support Drop-In: Finding Information & Referencing

Finding Information and Referencing

  1. Click on the Waitlist button to join the drop-in queue
  2. If you are not first in line, go and grab a coffee or carry on working at your desk in the library 
  3. Keep an eye on your phone or email so you know when to return to the LDZ for your drop-in
  4. You can view where you are in the queue via our Waitlist button below.
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What is the Finding Information and Referencing drop-in? 

Our drop-in gives you the opportunity to speak with a librarian about any aspect of referencing or literature searching (finding quality information for your assignments).

Drop-in operates on a first-come-first-served basis – so no booking needed.

To allow tutors to see as many students as possible drop-in slots are kept to 10 minutes.

Where is drop-in? 

Drop-in takes place in the Learning Development Zone (LDZ) in Kimberlin Library

When is drop-in?

View our drop-in opening hours for today on this page, or for the full week you can view all hours

What drop-in CAN cover:

  • Evaluating the reliability of information sources
  • Finding academic information for assignments
  • Searching academic databases effectively
  • How to reference and cite information

What drop-in CAN'T cover:

  • Proof-reading work
  • Checking through an entire reference list

1. Identify what it is you want to talk about with the tutor

2. Get any work ready which you want to share.

3. If you’re sharing a section of an assignment, it’s really useful for the tutor to see your assignment brief too.

Drop-in operates on a first-come-first-served basis and tutors see as many students as they can within the hour.

If the queue is full for the day, you have a number of options:

Library Learning Services and WaitWhile use your contact information to send you the link to alert you to your place in the queue and to send the link to the online drop-in. We process the data disclosed during the sign up process to better support you during drop-in and to monitor the use of the service. See our full Privacy Policy for more detail about how we use your personal data.


Join waitlist for Librarian (face-to-face) - opens 10 minutes before drop-in (see opening times below)