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Being critical: thinking, reading and writing critically

This resource explores how to be critical, highlighting practical strategies you can use in your academic reading and writing that will enable you to demonstrate critical analysis in your assignments.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Critical appraisal for medical and health sciences

This resource explores the process of critically appraising articles to make it easier to quickly decide which of the thousands of research papers are published every month you should spend your time reading.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding the good stuff: evaluating your sources

This resource explores the process of evaluating the sources you find to ensure they are relevant and quality assured, equipping you with the skills you need to identify high-quality information to use in your academic work.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Introducing Special Collections

This resource introduces the different types of materials found in the Library's Special Collections, explaining what they are and how this valuable source of primary material spanning five millennia and covering a broad spectrum of subjects can be used to support your studies.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Know your sources: types of information

This resource highlights the strengths and weaknesses of different information types, enabling you to make informed decisions about the types of source you use for different purposes in your academic work.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Knowing where to look: your search toolkit

This resource explores Google, Google Scholar, subject databases and Library Search, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses to enable you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Mindset: Change your approach to learning

This resource will introduce you to two different approaches to learning. It will demonstrate how reframing your approach to challenges can have a positive impact on your life and make you a more successful learner.

  • Duration: 15 min
  • Format: Online tutorial

Study strategies for success

This resource explores different study preferences, offering a variety of strategies you can use to get the most out of your lectures, notes and revision according to how you work best to maximise your strengths and help you to become a more successful student.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

The big picture: achieving your academic goals

This resource will encourage you to consider your long-term academic goals by putting your studies into the broader context of your continued personal development.

It will help you to identify and prioritise the steps you need to take in order to achieve these goals.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

The student guide to social media

This resource explores some social media tools, providing advice on how you can use them in your studies to find information, work with others, keep up to date, network and develop your online presence.

Developed in collaboration with Skills@Library, University of Leeds and the University of York Library.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

What's the big idea: developing and organising your argument

This resource outlines a five-step technique you can use to help you to identify what your main arguments are, and to organise your ideas into a coherent structure.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

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