COVID-19 ALERT

You may not be on campus but we are and we're still ready to help, no matter where you are:

  • The Service Update page on our website has all the latest information about our services and any changes to normal operations, including library support for those self-isolating.
  • The Learning Hub is open from 8am -10pm daily and you can go to the shelves to collect any books you need as long as you can wear a mask. If you do not feel able to come into the Learning Hub for any reason then we have a click and collect service for books, which enables you, or a nominated person, to collect the items from campus.  
  • If you need to return items to us, you can either drop them into the book return bin in the Visitor Centre next door to McColls, or any book return bin throughout the Learning Hub. If you are off-site and not planning to come back for any reason, or have completed your course and you still have books from the library then email library.returns@northampton.ac.uk and we will advise you on how to get the books back to us.  
  • E-Books and e-journals – and remember, around 80% of our resources are available online as e-books, e-journals or online videos, so check on NELSON to see what we hold electronically.   
  • Please do not stress about your library account or loans. If you need anything at all please just get in touch at libraryhelp@northampton.ac.uk. We are a friendly and helpful bunch  😊😊😊

Answered By: Library Help
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2020     Views: 30

There are two teams in Library and Learning Services who are able to help you with your academic work, the Academic Librarians and the Learning Development team. See which team would suit you better and you can make a tutorial appointment with either team in the appointment system. There is a help page if you are meeting with the Librarian or Learning Development tutor online.

Both Academic Librarians and Learning Development tutors can help with Referencing

Academic Librarians can help with:

  • Finding information
  • Using Nelson Search Techniques
  • Google Scholar Searching for literature
  • Evaluating sources
  • Using subject databases
  • Exploring keywords
  • Recording your search 

Learning Development can help with:

  • Academic Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective writing
  • Assignment structure
  • Time Management
  • Presentation skills
  • Exam and revision advice
  • Dissertation advice
  • Report writing

Maths and Stats tutors can help with:

  • Numeracy
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • SPSS
  • Data Analysis