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Let your students discover more with InfoSkills training

InfoSkills is the Library’s dedicated information literacy skills programme, which teaches your students the skills they need to locate quality academic information for their assignments.

Sessions cover:

  • Planning a search, using different search techniques, such as phrase searching.
  • Searching subject databases effectively for journal and newspaper articles.
  • Getting hold of other quality material, such as eBooks, data and reports.
  • Evaluating information from the internet.

Your subject librarian can tailor the session around a particular assignment, subject, or resource, and organise the format to meet your students’ needs including:

  • presentation and demonstration
  • workshop with hands-on practice.

InfoSkills training is a core employability skill; your students will not only be learning vital information skills for their studies, but also for their future employment.

 

Embed library tutorials, videos, podcasts and guides into Moodle

The library has developed a range of online videos, tutorials, guides and help sheets to assist your students navigate, use, and get the most out of the learning resources available.

The following types of resource are available:

  • Library videos / podcasts
  • Tutorials
  • Helpsheets

These include basic help on using the catalogue, reserving books, as well as more in-depth help on using individual databases and guidance on searching for information (within the InfoSkills tutorial) and evaluating resources (within the Internet detective).

It is easy to embed these into your unit Moodle areas, but if you’re not sure how to do this or if you require something more specialised, just get in touch with your subject librarian for assistance.


Fact: Library Services has its own YouTube Channel with an increasing amount of videos explaining and demonstrating how to access and use our electronic resources at: www.youtube.com/user/MMULibraryServices