Discover what the Library can provide in order to support your studies, including how to improve your research skills, tutorials, workshops and more.

Study support and guidance

StarPlus library catalogue

StarPlus is the University Library online search tool, designed to allow you to search, find and read the Library’s print and online collections.

Search using StarPlus

Study spaces

A mix of bookable and walk-in learning spaces are available in all Library buildings across the University.

Find a place to study


A selection of resources to help you develop your referencing skills including attributing sources, creating citations, managing your information and avoiding plagiarism.

Learn about referencing

Research skills and critical thinking

A wide range of online resources and tutorials to help you improve your skills in research and critical thinking.

Browse our resources

Inclusive learning

Enabling all students to have equal access to Library resources.

How we can help you


Information about our research skills and critical thinking workshops for students.

Upcoming sessions


Tutorials, videos and guides to support apprentices during your training and beyond.

Resources for apprentices

School and college students

Guidance in developing your research skills and critical thinking to support your transition from school and college to university.

Get a head-start

Tutorials A-Z

A full alphabetical list of all our online research skills and critical thinking resources.

Hone your skills

Case studies

Six different case studies which demonstrate how information and digital literacy (IDL) can benefit your studies.

Read the case studies