This blogpost was written by Fiona Graham, IT training at St George’s, University of London.
Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most popular IT tools in the world, benefitting people in education, at home, and offices every day to create material, collect and share information via the internet on the go and on any device.
Being proficient with Office will support you in your studies at university and beyond. Increased productivity and efficiency are only two of the benefits of Microsoft Office 365.
The main apps in Microsoft Office are:
Each application has a different purpose. For example, you can use Word to write assignments, create documents and put together reports, Excel you can use to store, organise, and analyse data. With PowerPoint you can create presentations and videos and Outlook is used to manage email and calendars. In Teams you can collaborate online and attend meetings. OneDrive is key to sharing documents with your colleagues and coediting them.
10 reasons why you want to use Office 365 @St George’s
Office 365: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Forms and Sway.
Five installations: Install Office 365 on up to five (5) devices) for one user.
Duration: Available throughout your course with support.
Note-taking: Take notes in OneNote and keep them in the cloud and across devices.
Save to OneDrive: Save documents to OneDrive, so files are always available across devices with 1TB storage space.
Teams: use Teams to stay connected and collaborate with all St. George’s staff and students and others.
Planner: share tasks and keep up to date.
Sway: Create interactive digital presentations
Office on Demand: Use Office 365 on the go on any device.
Easily share content: to co-edit files
CTiE provides Microsoft Office training and support at St George’s, University, also covering Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (joint with Kingston), and St George’s Hospital.
Welcome to St George’s to all our new students and welcome back to everyone who is returning to their studies with us. After the flurry of Freshers Week and the first weeks of classes, now is a good time to start familiarising yourself with the library’s resources and the services we offer.
We are here to help you and support you in your studies.
Each guide includes information on which resources we recommend for your subject, including revision and e-learning resources and databases, if you are doing complex literature searches. In the guide, you can also find information on how to reference correctly and who to contact to get further help. A little tip: it’s generally a good idea to email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with finding information and referencing.
On Canvas you can find a range of self-directed library research based tutorials that you can take at your own pace when you are ready. They each include some videos, explanations and short quizzes so you can test your knowledge as you go along.
If you need to use Harvard referencing in your assignments (and it is very likely that you do as it is the institutional referencing style), you will find our Referencing Essentials tutorial helpful. It covers the basics of referencing, explains what in-text citations and references consist of and guides you through the reference layout of the most commonly used resources.
Once you have completed the tutorial, why don’t you take our referencing quiz to see how well you can apply Harvard referencing? A little tip: you might find our Cite Them Right video helpful to answer the questions.
We have a brand-new service this year! There is an expert ‘on-call’ librarian available every weekday between 10am-2pm you can talk to in person about any research or referencing concerns. All you need to do is let us know at the library helpdesk and we’ll take it from there.
Every subject at St George’s has a specialist librarian, in fact librarians, so you are sure to get the specialist support you need for what you are studying. You can find out who your librarians are on your subject’s libguide.
You can also email us at email@example.com if you’d like any help with research, systematic literature searches, finding information in Hunter, referencing or RefWorks. For more in-depth enquiries we can make an appointment with you, either online or in person, depending on availability.
Reading for pleasure collection
Regular breaks from studying and revision are important, which is where our collection of fiction, poetry and popular non-fiction comes in. Not all our books are medical and healthcare-related textbooks. We have a range of books you might expect to find in a public library!
The Library also supports the Big Read. This is an exciting shared reading project, which is now in its third year at St George’s. We have all the shortlisted books from the last years, going back to the project’s origins at Kingston University, and of course all the winners, in the library available for you to borrow. You can find the Big Read books listed here.
Last but not least, you might be looking for help with academic skills, such as essay writing, revision skills or note taking. You can find information on these topics and many more on the Study+ page on Canvas.
You can also get one-to-one support by booking an appointment with the Academic Success Team. You need to book via the Study+ page on Canvas. Appointments can be in person or online.
We hope you find these resources will support you in your assignments, dissertations and learning. Don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with you
This post has been written by Liz Stovold, Research Data Support Manager and Information Specialist, Cochrane Airways.
What is Figshare?
Figshare provides the infrastructure for the St George’s Research Data Repository. The repository facilitates the discovery, storage, citing and sharing of research data produced at St George’s. It is possible to store and share a range of research outputs in the repository including datasets, posters, presentations, reports, figures, and data management plans. Each item that is published via the repository receives a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which makes it easy to cite, share and promote your work.
What is a collection?
One of the features of Figshare is the ability to create a citable collection of individual related items. You can choose to publish a collection publicly, or opt to keep it private. Collections can be added to over time and republished as they are updated with new items. There are several advantages to using collections, such as the ability to group themed research outputs together in one place, and to showcase a portfolio of work.
Here at SGUL, Cochrane Airways – a research group based in the Population Health Research Institute – decided to create a collection of the posters and presentations that they have produced over a number of years. A Figshare collection enables the Group to showcase and cite their research dissemination activities and share with funders and other stakeholders. It also provides them with one place to store these outputs instead of saving them across a variety of shared and personal drives.
What is a ‘project’?
A Figshare ‘project’ also enables researchers to group together related items, but it differs from a collection in that it allows multiple collaborators to contribute and to add notes and comments. You can choose to make your project public or keep it private. The project itself doesn’t have a DOI, but the items within a project can do. A project can contain a mix of publicly available data and private data visible only to the project collaborators.
Cochrane Airways are piloting a Figshare project to store, share and publish reports and other documents that have been produced as part of their priority setting work. A project hosted on Figshare allows them to collate the output of their ongoing work, share documents within their group, and publish documents with a DOI as and when needed.
The focus of this blogpost is literature searching, specifically for longer research projects such as dissertations, and it is aimed at St George’s students.
Your expert Liaison Librarians are able to support you with every step of the way so don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing email@example.com. We are able to advise on how to plan and carry out a complex literature search in a variety of databases. We can also recommend which databases are most suitable for your topic.
You can email us for an individual appointment or come to one of our online drop-ins. Monday to Friday between 12-1pm you can chat to a Liaison Librarian directly. Click on the relevant link on the day you want to drop by.
Here we provide tips and tricks, no matter which stage of the process you are currently at.
If you are…
…just getting started
Do a scoping search in Hunter. Even if you already use Hunter to locate books and journal articles in our collection, our Hunter video might teach you another thing or two about how to really make the most of its search functions.
If you aren’t familiar with the planning stage of literature searching or you usually skip this bit to get stuck in straight away, now is a good time to change that. When it comes to dissertations and research projects, you need to be much more systematic in your work, including when you formulate your research question. Have a look at our Canvas unit on this topic. It gives you more information and by the end, you will have a research question ready to start searching with.
If you are worried about how to structure your dissertation or academic writing, you can make an appointment with the Academic Success Centre team. Their details are found on the Study+ section in Canvas. We also have a number of books in our collection which can help with academic writing, including how to approach a literature review, dissertation or research paper. They are listed on our Writing for Assessment Wakelet.
If you need specific software to do your research, such as SPSS, have a look at what is available to you through St George’s University and request it here.
And finally, a little tip on how to get started. If you know of a paper which covers the area you are interested in already, have a look at which articles they reference and perhaps you find some relevant papers in their reference list for your project. While this is not a systematic method, it can help you get started and add to your search strategy (e.g. which alternative terms to use).
…ready for an in-depth literature search
If you are a little overwhelmed by the prospect of doing a complex search in multiple databases (and who can blame you), you need to start by familiarising yourself with how to build a complex search, what alternative terms are and how to include them and how to use advanced search strategies. We have a libguide that takes you through the whole literature searching process. For those of you who are working on a systematic literature review, have a look at our relevant libguide, which highlights what you need to consider to turn your literature review into a systematic literature review. Watch the following videos to find out more about identifying keywords and alternative terms.
Don’t forget – you can also ask a Liaison Librarian for help by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or coming to one of our daily online drop-ins. We can recommend which databases are most suitable for your topic.
We strongly recommend you don’t use reference generators such as Cite This for Me as we find that generally the references produced by such tools are wrong. You end up spending longer correcting and double-checking your references than you would have done writing them from scratch. If you find the resource in Hunter, you will notice a “citation” option for each record. This has been formatted to match the requirements of Harvard Cite Them Right but it is not always correct. Make sure you compare it to Cite Them Right and correct it if necessary.
For a longer project, we encourage you to use reference management software as it helps you to deduplicate your search results, manage your references and create in-text citations and references. At St George’s, we support RefWorks, which is a web-based software. You need your St George’s login to access it and create an account. To get started, have a look at our RefWorks libguide. Additionally, our detailed video tutorial covers everything from how to get started to how to create references and in-text citations from within Microsoft Word.
We can also help you with your references, so if you are unsure about anything please email email@example.com or come to our drop-ins.
Getting all your citations and bibliography right can be a daunting prospect – especially if is for a longer research project, an article or your dissertation. In moments like that, it can be helpful to make use of reference management software, which eliminates some of the stress and hassle of referencing correctly.
At St George’s, we support RefWorks, a web-based application which supports you in collecting, storing and managing your references. As part of RefWorks, you can also make use of RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) which is a Microsoft Word Add-in. With RCM you can create citations and bibliographies within your documents.
While RefWorks is a really useful tool for students and staff at St George’s, it requires learning how to use it before tempting to get started on your references. This is where our new RefWorks video series comes in handy.
RefWorks video series
We have created 9 short videos that guide you through the process of using RefWorks. You can find the entire series on our YouTube channel and on Canvas, as part of our RefWorks unit. If you want to get a quick overview, check out this video.
RefWorks can be a big help in getting your references done quickly, but you will find that there are mistakes in your references. You are responsible for making sure that when you submit your assignment all your citations and your bibliography are correct, so do double-check each reference in line with Cite Them Right, the correct version of Harvard to use at St George’s.
If you are new to referencing, work your way through our referencing unit on Canvas before you start using RefWorks.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about RefWorks that you might have. While RefWorks is generally straight-forward to use, at times users experiences issues for example with creating an account. We can help with you with that.
If you prefer getting a proper training session on RefWorks, please visit our website to sign up for a session that suits you. Our RefWorks training is part of a number of generic training sessions, including literature searching for your dissertation.
We also have a Libguide on RefWorks and reference management, which gives you a quick overview of what you need to know to sign up and add references to RefWorks. Our Libguide also includes helpful screenshots if you get stuck and information on Legacy RefWorks.
In this post, the Learning Development team, who run the Academic Success Centre and Study+ on Canvas, offer advice on adjusting to remote learning and continuing to engage with your course in the era of social distancing.
The last five weeks have seen unprecedented changes to life as we know it, with inevitable disruption to your studies and daily routine. Teaching, learning and assessment are now continuing remotely, and as we all shift to this new way of working, it is necessary to reflect on and adapt our study practices to fit with the new environment.
It’s easy to think that, with restrictions on socialising and being outdoors, we’ll now all have lots of extra time on our hands and you’ll find it easy to smash through all your work. Maybe you will, but don’t fall into the trap of expecting too much of yourself and then getting demoralised and demotivated if you can’t meet unreasonable expectations. Be gentle with yourself, and acknowledge the impact anxiety and disruption can have on your work rate. Now more than, ever it is important to get organised, prioritise tasks, and ensure a healthy approach to study.
2. Plan your days
It’s difficult when working from home but try to emulate your daily routine from before the lockdown. Treat studying as you would a job, getting up and going to sleep at your usual time on weekdays. It may be tempting to study in your pajamas, but getting washed and dressed every day will help you feel more engaged and connected to reality. In terms of what to study and when, it is important to break tasks up into manageable chunks, and set yourself achievable tasks for each (short) study session. See the Study+ page on Organisation and Time Management for help with this.
3. Find a dedicated study space
As far as possible, try to set up a dedicated study space in your home, and use that space only when you’re studying. This will help get you into professional mode, and create a separation between your home and study life. If this isn’t possible for you, can you follow a schedule where a space (e.g. the kitchen table) is used only for study between certain hours of the day, after which you’ll put your materials away and return the space to its usual purpose?
If you’re asked to attend an online seminar, try to do so from a private space without those you live with passing through. Try too to work from a table and chair as much as possible rather than a sofa or your bed – following the usual habits of professional life will help you engage better in these unusual circumstances, and help to prevent stiffness and backache.
4. Don’t try to study through your mobile!
As more of your learning moves online, it will be important to ensure you have access to the best computer set up you can manage. A good internet connection and up-to-date computer/laptop/ tablet are essential – speak to St George’s Learning Technology Services (LTS@sgul.ac.uk) if you have any concerns about this. Although it may be tempting to access Canvas etc. through your phone, such a small device is not conducive to good learning or healthy posture, so please try to avoid this. If possible, it’s also worth investing in a USB headphones and microphone set, as these make the online experience more immersive, removing distractions and thereby improving concentration.
5. Take regular breaks
Most people can’t concentrate on one task uninterruptedly for more than about half an hour. Don’t expect yourself to be able to work non-stop from 9 to 5, it’s important to take regular breaks. The Pomodoro Technique utilises principles from educational psychology to recommend concentrated study period of 25 minutes at a time, followed by a 5 minute break, with a longer break every two hours. See if this works for you – we’ve found it really helpful, particularly when struggling to get started. It’s easier to tell yourself you’re going to read a textbook for a 25-minute-stint than to sit down thinking you’ll get through the whole thing before you stand up again.
6. Aim for variety
You may find that the majority of your learning will necessarily be coming through your computer. However, staring into a screen all day every day isn’t good for anyone, and is unlikely to promote effective retention of information. Aim every day for some variety in what you’re physically doing. If you’re watching lectures or reading online, can you break this up with times of physically making notes on paper, or talking through your learning with somebody else? Many people find it easiest to synthesise their learning in a visual form, creating a mindmap or diagram of large concepts. See the ‘After’ section of our Learning From Lectures resource for examples of visual notes you could produce on scrap paper. If you haven’t already, it’s also worth reading through the Effective Study and Revision page, for ideas on how to be ‘active’ in your independent study.
7. Talk to whoever’s around you
Learning is an inherently social activity. We learn most effectively when we’re discussing ideas with other people, asking and answering questions, and confirming understanding through debate. If there’s somebody at home who can help you with your study, ask if you can talk things through with them (they don’t need to have any prior understanding of what you’re studying) for five minutes at a time. If you can explain something clearly to somebody with no prior knowledge, that’s a sign you’ve fully understood it yourself.
8. Stay connected to your classmates
Try to stay engaged with peers on your course. It can be really helpful to impose some ‘accountability’ on yourself through agreeing targets or deadlines with peers, and then checking in regularly. For example, you could text a friend to tell them what you’re planning to study on a particular morning, and then video chat with them at lunchtime to compare notes on how the morning went (as well as having some important social downtime) – all the better if they’re working on the same topic as you. You might like to think about setting up a study group using one of the many options for online videoconferencing or chat software. Everyone should be able to access Microsoft Teams through their St George’s email address, or you could use your existing social media channels. Within any new group, it’s useful to discuss the purpose for meeting – what are your priorities and aims, and does everyone agree on these? Set small targets for each session, rather than a vague ambition to ‘do’ a whole topic.
9. Be active when you study
In a face-to-face lecture, there is a time pressure for the lecturer to convey as much content as possible in only 50 minutes. When studying remotely, this time pressure doesn’t need to apply. Just as when reading an academic paper, it’s useful to pause and reflect on what you’ve read at regular intervals. When following a lecture on Panopto, aim to stop it every 10 minutes or so to ask yourself what you’ve understood from it. This is more productive than aiming to take notes as you listen, and encourages more genuine engagement. Try watching short blocks of the video, and then intersperse this with something more active: writing a summary paragraph or series of bullet points on what you’ve just learnt. Better still, write questions about what you’re still curious on – taking ownership and determining your priorities, rather than passively receiving information. If you’re using this approach, you may find there’s no need to take lecture notes at the same time as listening. Although it may take longer to keep pausing the video, you can be more confident that you’re retaining the information if you’re actively engaged with it.
10. And finally… we’re still here for you!
While the university campus may be shut down, remember that most of your learning resources, and particularly St George’s Library, are available via remote access. You can use Hunter to access thousands of learning resources from home, or contact the library for one-to-one support from a Liaison Librarian. The Academic Success Centre, which provides one-to-one advice on study strategies, has moved to remote appointments. Click here if you’d like to book one of these.
As you are aware since the beginning of the academic year, St George’s is piloting free printing for all students! We have looked at the printing policy in more detail and have highlighted some of the key aspects below.
SGUL introduced a free printing pilot for the 2019/2020 academic year
Free printing is good news for anyone on a tight budget or with accessibility concerns. As more of you are making full use of the free printing however, some have raised concerns around the effects on the environment of unlimited and wasteful printing.
While the focus below is on students, your Librarians are certainly guilty of printing too much occasionally and as a result wasting paper, so we can all strive to do better in this regard.
As part of St George’s values, we are responsible and accountable for our choices and decisions. This responsibility includes considering the environmental and ethical costs of our actions, such as excessive and/or unnecessary printing and photocopying. Even though it might not cost you any money, if you want to decrease your environmental footprint, consider how printing depletes natural resources and causes damage. To produce paper a large amount of energy, water and chemicals are needed and paper production causes liquid, solid and gaseous waste, some of which is hazardous.
Printing dos and don’ts
Ask yourself if you really need a paper copy or is a digital version enough? Keep in mind that the apps you have access to as part of Office 365 (including Word) allow you to annotate and mark up documents and easily share your comments with others.
Scan the documents you need instead of photocopying them. All printers/photocopiers devices allow you to scan easily and you can send the documents to yourself via email.
Reduce the number of pages you are printing by changing the font size (for most people size 10 is still easily legible) or decreasing margins and spaces between lines. Fonts like Times New Roman use less space than other fonts.
Double-check your document includes final changes, edits and amendments before printing so you only ever print the final version.
Use the preview to ensure the formatting and layout of your document is correct before printing. Preview also allows you to ensure the document fits on to the smallest number of pages, especially important for spreadsheets.
Photocopy or print two pages per sheet if possible.
Use apps like OneDrive, Google Docs or Dropbox to share your work with others instead of printing and sharing physical copies.
Print copies of important documents. Make sure to back up your work securely (using OneDrive which is part of Office 365, Canvas or even Google Drive) rather than printing copies of your work. Most of your courses will only ask you to submit your assignments digitally.
Default to printing Powerpoint slides for all your lectures. Most contain little text and they can be full of graphics. Instead consider writing your notes electronically alongside the slides, by making use of a tool like OneNote for example.
Print out Powerpoint slides using the one slide per page option, if you can avoid it. You can generally greatly reduce the number of pages you need to print by selecting to have more slides per page.
Reprint the whole document if you only made minor changes or changed details on one page. Remember to only ever print the exact pages you need to replace.
Print using the “one sided” option. All SGUL computers default to printing double-sided and you are encouraged to stick to that.
If you have printed unnecessarily and don’t need the pages, remember to recycle the unwanted pages by using the correct (blue) recycling bins, located throughout the Library and computer rooms.
As you can see there are many ways in which you can take full advantage of St George’s free printing pilot scheme while at the same time ensuring that you safeguard the environment, by not wasting precious natural resources and creating unnecessary waste. If we all follow the guidelines above, we also make sure that the University continues to provide free printing to students beyond this academic year as we collectively manage this privilege responsibly and are aware of the consequences of our actions.
New to academic study and confused about referencing? You are not alone! It is understandable to feel overwhelmed by how to reference correctly, especially if you are not used to the referencing system used at SGUL.
As we know that referencing can be a little dull and feel overly complicated, we have put together a quiz, which covers the basics and gives you some practice using Cite Them Right. The quiz is available on the Library module on Canvas. You can find it by navigating to “Quizzes” (part of the menu on the left-hand side). You can also access the quiz here.
It is intended for beginners. The first few questions cover some of the basics of why and how we reference. The rest allow you to learn how to do in-text citations and references correctly. The quiz is also suitable for intermediates, so any second-year or third-year students who feel like they could do with a refresher should also give it a go.
Referencing at SGUL
Here at St George’s we use a version of Harvard, a common referencing style, based on the guidance in a book called Cite Them Right by Pears and Shields (2019). The book is currently in its 11th edition and there is a useful accompanying website too. As there are many different versions of Harvard, you can ensure you are referencing correctly by only following the guidance in Cite Them Right or resources produced by St George’s Library.
Cite Them Right
This website is available to you through SGUL and allows you to see at a glance how to reference books, journal articles and websites. The publisher even has included an example of a NICE guideline. If you are not using a University PC or the Wifi, you have to login with your SGUL login details. You can find Cite Them Right through Hunter and most Libguides include a link to the website too. For those of you who prefer to use a physical copy, we have Cite Them Right (2019) as a book available for you to borrow in the Library.
If you are still feeling unsure about how to reference correctly, please email us at email@example.com. The Research Enquiries Desk, located in the Library next to the silent study areas, is staffed every weekday 11 am to 2 pm with Librarians who can help you with your referencing dilemmas. For those of you who are interested in using reference management software, we have a RefWorks libguide and we will be running training sessions on RefWorks in the new year. Check out our training pages for dates.
You might be about to embark on a research project, perhaps a dissertation, a case study or longer assignment which requires you to collect, store, manage and use a large amount of references. Or you might be a second-year student realising that as you are progressing through your degree you are expected to use more references. If you are, there is no need to panic as there are some handy tools available to help you manage all this information.
There are many different types of reference management
software, each with its own special features. In practice, whichever tool you
use, it can substantially increase the speed and efficiency with which you
manage your references.
Here at SGUL, we support RefWorks, which is perfectly suited
to those preparing longer pieces of academic writing. This term we have moved
away from using Legacy RefWorks to (new) Refworks! RefWorks is freely available to all SGUL
students and staff. We also provide training to people who want to learn how to
use RefWorks effectively and efficiently. There is a lot of online support
available too, like our recently updated Libguide.
What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is one of the most popular reference management
applications and it allows users to:
collect references – no need to type details in manually
link to full text, web pages and documents
cite your references and create bibliographies in different styles
How does it work?
Unlike other reference management tools, RefWorks is a
web-based software, so no need to download anything!
Go to http://refworks.proquest.com and
click on “Use login from my institution”. Then, under Shibboleth find or search
for “St George’s, University of London”. All you need is your SGUL username and
password to log in.
The first time you do this you have to fill in some
information about yourself and then you’re all set to start collecting
There are multiple ways to populate your RefWorks account
with reference data. Depending on the search tool or database(s) you are using,
there are different ways to add references:
Direct export from a database
Downloading and importing a text file from a
Drag and drop PDFs into RefWorks
Adding references manually
Use the ‘Save to RefWorks’ browser extension
For more information on how each of these options work, have
a look at our RefWorks
Be sure to always check if the information that was added is
correct and complete! As you start adding more references, you will want to
organise them so that they stay manageable. You can for example assign references
to different folders and subfolders. You can also deduplicate them, if you are
in the habit of adding big batches of references in one go.
Quality check your references by looking at citation view, that way you can see what details are missing. Make sure to select Harvard – SGUL & FHSCE and save this as the default setting to ensure that you are using the right citation style. It is a good idea to double-check your reference in citation view immediately after adding it, so you can compare it to the original document without having to retrieve it.
Refworks can generate an in-text citation in the correct style for you and it can create a bibliography too. Just click on the “Create Bibliography” icon at the top of the page. Follow the guidance on the screen and copy/paste what you need, done!
Much easier and more effective is using Write-N-Cite which is a small separate programme you can download which connects your Refworks account to Word. An equivalent is available for Word on Mac devices as well. On SGUL computers, this programme is built into Word so no need to download anything!
Legacy RefWorks vs (New) RefWorks
The new RefWorks is intuitive to use and has better functionality
than Legacy RefWorks. However, if you have used RefWorks before, you will have
created a Legacy RefWorks account. If you are interested in migrating your references
from the old to the new version, please be aware that it is currently not
possible to edit documents in new RefWorks if they have previously
been used in Legacy RefWorks.
We recommend that you continue to use your Legacy account
until you have finished the projects you are currently working on. More
information on migrating from Legacy RefWorks can be found here.
Referencing styles at St George’s
We have also updated our guidelines around using the Harvard
referencing style, which is the referencing style used across St George’s, in
line with the recent new edition of Cite
Them Right (2019). Although the new edition doesn’t contain big
changes, it includes a lot more examples, including of a NICE guideline and a
systematic review published on the Cochrane Library. For more information, have
a look at our user
help sheet for Harvard.
Many of you will receive RefWorks training as part of your
degree, but if you want to get ahead or missed out on training, get in touch by
to book a session with us in which we cover the basics of using RefWorks.
For general research and referencing questions, be sure to make use of the Research Enquiries Desk (RED) located in the Library and staffed every weekday from 11 am to 2 pm.
Whether you’re back in Tooting or still a little further afield, the Library has a range of help and resources that you can connect to from (almost) anywhere, helping you get a headstart on your studies for the new semester.
Access online resources with your SGUL login
Use the new-look Hunter to search for e-books and online journal articles that you can access from anywhere with an internet connection.
To find e-books, drop down to ‘Books and more’ before you search, then use the filter options to narrow your results to Online Resources.
Search in ‘Articles and more’ to find online journal articles and similar material.
To open the full e-book or article, follow the links under ‘View Online’ and enter your SGUL login and password. You can find more help in our PDF guide to accessing e-resources from offsite.
For more advice about finding resources in Hunter, see the Hunter FAQs.
More online resources, including Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed Plus, can be found in the Databases A-Z.
Find a resource in the A-Z list then follow the link for offsite access
Enter your SGUL login and password to access
Find more information about online resources and apps in the Useful Apps section of our Library Essentials LibGuide.