Whether this is your first year at university or you are a returning student, the information below will give you an overview of the Library services and all the essential skills to kickstart your studies.
We prepared some induction events to get you started in the Library. Choose the right one for you:
Once you are enrolled, you will also have access to the Learning Skills Hub Moodle page with a lot of additional resources and information.
Watch our whistle-stop tour of our Library building and facilities.
And also get an overview of our Library website below!
Our Library Study@Roehampton live webinars will be running over the Welcome Week. If you are unable to join us live, you can watch a recording of the session (link is below).
UCAS working in partnership with National Extension College (NEC) have created five excellent Study Skills Guides on the following topics:
Resource Lists are online reading lists created by your lecturers.
These lists direct you to the most relevant readings needed for your course, e.g. books, eBooks, digitised book chapters, online journal articles, as well as other types of resources such as films, documentaries, websites, etc.
Most taught modules will have a Resource List.
You will find links to your readings already embedded in your Moodle pages, usually as link the weekly/topic sections, so you can easily locate you what you need to read/watch each week - see image below. To access the reading just click on the title of the item or View Online button (if available).
Readings will be marked as either Essential Reading or Further Reading. Items marked as Essential Readings indicate items you are expected to read/watch, whereas Further Readings are intended as supplement to help you gain a broader understanding of the subject.
It may be possible that all copies of the book you wish to read has been borrowed, in this case, you can look for books on a similar subject that are available. We recommend using UR Library Search as a first step. Going beyond your reading list is also an important part of academic studies as you progress, and it is beneficial to you studies to read more widely to gain a deeper understanding of your topic. Reading more widely will also enable you to refer to more relevant resources into your assignment, often a part of the assessment criteria.
If any links to your readings are broken or missing links the best thing to do is to contact the module convenor and let them know.