Two students working together in the libraryThe Library Services  pages will provide you with lots of advice that you may find helpful when approaching an assignment.

When you are working on an assignment there are many things that you will need to consider. You will also need to develop crucial skills in how to retrieve, evaluate, exploit, manage and be able to ethically communicate information. These skills will be important to not just to your academic success but also in your future career. 

Developing good habits early in your studies will help you to succeed and help you to be more competent when using information.

What will you learn?

The Library Services pages will help you progress through four stages of your assignment:

Prepare it and find it

Student in a classroom

Prepare it

Advice on where to begin and some things to think about as you are starting your assignment.

Student working in a lab

Find it

Want to know where to look for information? This section points you to the best resources for your assignment.

Use it and write it

Students working in SAF

Use it

Worried about whether a piece of information is good enough to use? This section helps you work out the quality and value of information.

Students in the Library

Write it

Communication is a skill. This section gives advice on academic writing skills and how to present your assignments. This section also considers some of the other types of writing and presentations that you might be required to do.

Work at your speed

All of the pages are designed to allow you to work through them from start to finish. Or you can dip in and out of the information depending on which stage you are at in your assignments.

If you require more help or support then take a look at the Library Services Subject Support pages, where you'll find details of how to get help and support from your librarians.