This area helps you with the basics of using your University Library. We know there is a lot to take in when you begin studying. Here we give you a few places to start when it comes to finding and using library resources. From exploring our library buildings to finding resources online, we want to help get you get off to the best start we can.



Finding your way around our buildings

Explore The Murray Library and St. Peter's Library using our online, interactive maps.

Take a virtual tour with your Academic Liaison Librarian

Library basics playlist

Reading and referencing

  • Our Study Skills team have developed this 'Reading for Assignment Success' skills tutorial to teach you some strategies that will help you decide what to read and how to read as a University student.
  • We subscribe to an online guide called Cite Them Right, which teaches you how to reference and why it is important. This short tutorial (created by the authors) explores the principles behind referencing and how to acknowledge the information sources that you use. It is made up of 11 short, self-contained topics, which you can explore and revisit at any time. Please note this is initial, entry-level referencing help. For more about referencing, you may want to book an appointment with one of our Study Skills team.


Page reviewed: July 2021