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Online Study Tool Kit

A selection of our online resources to support your studies

Welcome to UR Library

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.

Here is how to get you started in the Library:

  • Follow the UR Library Trail! Grab a Library map and find the QR codes. Let us know how you got on and we have a reward for you!
  • Check out our video tutorials page and explore the information we created 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. 

Welcome - Getting Ready for the New Academic Year Tutorial

Getting Ready for the New Academic Year

Library Essentials

Watch our whistle-stop tour of our Library building and facilities.

And also get an overview of our Library website below!

We've created more short videos to get you started using our Library collections and services: All Library Video Tutorials.

We also have up to date information about all the social distancing measures in the Library in our COVID-19 Guide to using the Library.

Study@Roehampton Library Induction Webinars

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).

Learn about:

  • What resources the Library has to help you with your studies
  • What's happening during the Welcome and Orientation Weeks
  • Top tips from students
  • How you can access the services of the Academic Achievement Team
  • How to plan for an academic writing assignment or lab report
  • What sources are best to use for your academic work
  • What the Disabilities and Dyslexia service can help you with

Study@Roehampton recording

UCAS Study Guides

UCAS working in partnership with National Extension College (NEC) have created five excellent Study Skills Guides on the following topics:

  • Understanding and answering exam questions
  • How to present an argument
  • Time management
  • Proofing and editing your work
  • Academic essay writing

New Starters Reading List

Understanding Resource Lists

What are Resources Lists?

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.

Where can I find Resources Lists?

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). 

Image of a weekly reading list displayed in moodle.

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.  

What do I do if the book I want to read isn't available?

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.

See our FAQ  with more detailed information on finding alternatives to a print copy.

What do I do if links are broken?

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. 

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