Finding information interactive tutorials Our interactive tutorials will guide you through every step of finding academic information for assignments. We also have an interactive tutorial showing you how to check whether we have access to a specific journal here
PDF guide to finding information for assignments You can read a PDF guide that discusses the types of information you might need to use in an assignment and how to find them.
Searching for books and articles in Library Search An interactive tutorial and PDF guides explaining how to get the best results from Library Search.
E-books guide A guide to accessing and downloading our e-books
Finding articles and books we don't have in the library
Videos on reading strategies For help with reading strategies, you can watch these videos that discuss reading for a purpose and turning reading into writing.
Focus on Reading Strategies We also have a PDF guide on reading strategies
The Critical Thinking Toolkit. Our online interactive toolkit covers all aspects of critical thinking needed at university and for the modern world more generally. It covers critically engaging with information, including evaluating how reliable it is, and critical reading and writing skills.
Academic Writing guide The Academic Writing guide provides a collection of resources from CLaSS on all aspects of academic writing, including interpreting assignment titles, structuring an assignment and critical writing. It includes a mixture of PDFs, assignment templates and video
The HEAT Toolkit A comprehensive PDF guide on how to approach and write an assignment.
Focus on Writing A PDF on writing, focusing on grammar.
Focus on Essay Writing A PDF guide on how to write an essay.
Focus on Report Writing A PDF guide on report writing. You can also watch a video on report writing through the Academic Writing guide linked to above.
Proof Reading for Grammar Toolkit An interactive toolkit focusing on proof reading for grammar that you can use to help you develop your proof reading skills.
HEAT Toolkit guide to Proof Reading A PDF guide to proof reading.
Focus on Revision A PDF guide and some videos on how best to revise.
You can find past exam papers on Examnet.
DMU Referencing guide covers the principles of referencing, good academic practice and sources of support available at DMU. It links to Cite them right online which includes guidance for each of the referencing styles used at DMU.
PDF guide on the principles of referencing A PDF guide (from the HEAT Toolkit) that focuses on finding information and referencing.
Referencing tutorial An interactive tutorial that teaches how to reference according to different referencing styles.
RefWorks Guide RefWorks is cloud-based software that can help you keep track of your references and help you to create in-text citations and reference lists. Have a look at our online guide if you are interested in using it.
Dissertation Toolkit Our interactive toolkit for help with every aspect of completing a Dissertation or Extended Project.
How to Undertake a Literature Search and Review: for dissertations and final year projects This guide is mainly about the literature search process, but there are also some suggestions on how you might structure your literature review.
The Maths Learning Centre (MLC) can support you with Maths, Numeracy, SPSS and Statistics.
You can speak with a Maths Learning Centre (MLC) tutor about your maths or statistics queries and get individual help from a qualified lecturer via:
Alternatively, you can find useful support materials on the Maths Learning Centre LibGuide
Technology Support You can find useful information about technology support in our help page above - provided by Library Digital Partners. Get support on MS Office365 - this includes MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneDrive etc and also mind mapping tools to assist with your writing process and much more.
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Video introduction to IT at DMU If you want help accessing IT resources at DMU, including Blackboard, this video will help.
Blackboard Help Guide For help using Blackboard there is a help guide within Blackboard itself. Information on how to access it is on this guide.
Video guides on Blackboard, Turnitin etc. A selection of videos on all aspects of IT that you might use at DMU, including Blackboard, Turnitin, and student email. Although aimed at Distance Learners they are useful for all students.
Microsoft Imagine Academy If you want to improve your knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel) we have access to Microsoft Imagine Academy, which provides online courses you can complete.
Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award If you'd like to improve your digital skills more generally you can complete the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA).
Alternatively make an appointment with a member of the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT)
Assistive Technology Guide This guide provides advice and information on all the assistive technology we have available in the library.
Assistive Software Blog You can also watch a series of videos on how to use various different pieces of assistive software on the Assistive Technology Blog.