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The sections below will help you develop your information skills to make sure you use your time in the best way.  Find out how to:

  • Identify effective search terms 
  • Use some tips and tricks to get the most out of your searches
  • Search the Library's discovery tools

You can jump to the resources you need right now using the menu boxes on the left.  Have a look at the Library Catalogue to find books and more, or try the Articles and eResources tab to find articles from journals, newspapers, magazines plus a range of other subject relevant materials.

Simple searching techniques

Find out how to get started with simple searching techniques for finding the information you need

simple searching video on you tube

Search statement generator

Using the Library's search tools

Get started with using the Library's search tools to track down books, journal articles and more:Access the video below.

Getting started video on you tube

Academic and professional skills: succeed@solent

Succeed@Solent is a resource designed to help you make the most of your time at university by helping you to understand what it means to be a student, and how to achieve the best that you can.  

It offers a range of online materials to help you improve your learning and academic skills including:

There are also sections on professional skills such as group work, giving presentations and grammar and language skills.

Don't forget to check out the Library's learning skills books: search for these on the library catalogue 

Academic Skills support

If you are not feeling confident with studying or writing essays, there is plenty of help.

Visit Succeed@Solent for lots of advice and guidance.

The Student Achievement team offer a programme of academic skills workshops which you can join online.