As the ‘First Year Librarian’, I am the contact for new UL students. You`ll probably see me, and the library`s team of student Peer Advisors when you visit the library. I run online workshops throughout the semester and you can get in touch if you need help using the library.
Using Google wont be enough to find the 'scholarly sources' your lecturers want you to use in your assignments. I can help you find information on the library website and show you the quickest ways to find the books and articles you need to write good assignments.
Referencing is a task that most new students struggle with when they start third level education. This often leads to students loosing unnecessary marks in their assignments. I can help you to understand how to cite your sources correctly.
The resources below, and much more, can be found on the First Year Experience Libguide (that`s short for Library-Guide). It`s got everything a 1st year needs to know about using the library in one place - workshops, subject librarians, peer-advisors.
You can contact me on email@example.com if you want to talk about any of the above.
Best of luck!
To support your learning, we have created a series of interactive online tutorials. These tutorials can be done in your own time and at your own pace.
Finding & using information – learn how to search for and evaluate information.
Smart searching – learn how to put together a search strategy for your assignment.
Citing & referencing - learn about the importance of academic integrity and how to cite and reference sources.
Endnote Online – video-tutorial on how to set-up and use Endnote Online.
Systematic searching – learn how to undertake a search and review of research literature.
You can download a copy of UL`s Cite It Right: Guide to Harvard Referencing Style here. For more detailed information on citing and referencing check out the library`s e-tutorial and the Referencing libguide.