All you need to know about library guides!


Library guides are a list of resources, study and research tools put together by the librarians in consultation with course coordinators. Library guides may be subject and course specific or general purpose. 



Library Resource (course related) Guides typically contain information related to your course. They include information on:
  • Subject dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Key texts for your course
  • Journals and journal databases relevant to your discipline and assessments
  • Open access web resources including professional organisations
  • Latest news and media databases
  • Study support; resources to support academic writing and referencing


Library Research Skill guides relate to a specific subject and are compiled to develop research skills. Sometimes they are even part of an assessment task! 
They will typically contain information on:
  • where to start - topic analysis
  • how to find information in Primo and journal databases
  • useful subject resources
  • evaluating information 
  • referencing and writing techniques and support


General purpose library guides contain information on a variety of different areas, including: 
Library guides can be found on the student webpage in the drop down menu for the library, or alternatively you can go straight to library guides using this link.

New guides are published regularly and guides are updated frequently. If you have suggestions for a new library guide, or think changes are needed, please contact us via web form or Ask a Librarian services.

Need help with finding library guides and making sense of them? Ask us, we're here to help!