The Library offers bookable classes to help students find, evaluate and use the many information resources available to them.
A range of classes is offered to suit all levels, including students at any stage of their undergraduate course, those studying at postgraduate level, and research students.
Classes can be booked by staff or directly by students themselves. We can facilitate groups up to a maximum of 22 students.
We will be using laptops in most of our classes. Please tell your students to bring a laptop if they have one.
The Library collects information on attendance for internal statistics and they are not available for any other purpose.
Tour: Tour of the Library's spaces with a brief description of some of our services. Book now.
First Steps Towards Research: Designed for first-time users of the Library and designed to assist users new to finding, accessing and understanding academic information. Book now.
Next Steps in Research: Tailored classes for progressing users of academic information in any year and delivered by your library subject team. Book now.
Harvard Referencing and Plagiarism: An introduction to the Harvard Referencing style used in DkIT with a focus on academic plagiarism. Book now.
Mendeley Reference Manager: An introduction to the free Mendeley referencing manager and PDF organiser. Book now.
If you need another type of class let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Students ... can see the benefits of it in terms of learning, improving their literature search skills, relating theory to practice, group work, assignments, presentations, etc." - DkIT staff member.
Generally, sessions can be facilitated during term from Tuesday to Thursday between 9am and 5pm. Each session lasts about 40 minutes. Training will be delivered preferably in the Library Training room, or you can organise a room for Library training and agree this with your trainer. In order to deliver a session the following is required:
- Participants can login to the DkIT network
- Each student has access to a PC or a personal device
- Maximum participant number is 20 people
- A screen/projector and PC for instructor is available
- Area has a flexible layout
- A completed online booking request (using the appropriate link above)
While all 1st years will have had a tour of the campus, we highly recommend that this is followed up by a more detailed tour on Library's spaces and services.
After the tour, which takes about 30 minutes, attendees will be aware of:
After this class, particpants will be aware of and understand:
After this class, students will be aware of and understand:
After this class you will be aware of and understand:
After this class participants will be aware of and understand:
We regularly run drop-in classes on our library resources. Feel free to come along to any that interest you; there is no need to book in advance.
All sessions are held in the Library's Information Skills Training Room (Floor 2) unless otherwise stated.
Information Literacy is a set of life long Skills that help people be more effective at:
Understanding where information comes from
How to find it and decide if it is appropriate
How to engage in scholarly conversation