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Library Essentials

A guide to help you with the basics of using your University Library.

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As a University of Sunderland student, whatever your mode of study, the Library is here to support you and help you do your best.

We know there is a lot to take in when you begin studying, so we have put together the essential information you need to get started when it comes to finding and using library resources. This guide will provide you with the basics of using library resources as well as some of the IT you will find in our spaces. From exploring our library buildings to finding resources online, we want to help you get off to the best start we can.


🔗Library spaces - Learn about our buildings, study spaces, print collections, and IT facilities. 

🔗Computers & WiFi - Learn about the PCs, Macs, and laptops you can use.

🔗Printing - Learn about how to print from printers located across the University campuses.

🔗Books & ebooks - Learn the basics of using books and ebooks.

🔗Journal articles - Learn the basics of using academic journal articles.

🔗Referencing - Learn the principles of referencing, avoid plagiarism, and create accurate references.

🔗Subject guides - Learn where to find subject-specific help and guidance from your Academic Liaison Librarian.

🔗Other digital skills - Learn about how to develop other digital skills, including the Digital US module on Canvas.

🔗Contact us - You can get in touch with us by live chat, e-mail, phone, or in person at one of our helpdesks.

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