Finding information for your dissertation takes a lot of research, so if you’re struggling why not try one of the library databases? You are more likely to find better quality and relevant information from these databases than via a general web search engine.
The Academic Librarians have cherry-picked the appropriate databases for each subject area. These ‘go-to’ resources are listed on your departmental page on the Reading List system – see relevant link below:
Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering
Civil & Building Engineering
Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering
English & Drama
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Politics, History & International Relations
Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences
We know that revising is stressful enough without having to cope with issues such as faulty PCs, empty vending machines or messy washrooms.
If you notice any problem like these whilst in the Library please do let us know and we will advise our colleagues in IT Services, Campus Living and Facilities Management. Alternatively, if you prefer to contact these services directly please get in touch via the options below:
Together we can help make the whole exam experience a little easier!
The Library’s study skills advice sheets have been available as PDF documents for some time now.
Earlier in the year, ePub versions were created so that they could be easily read on mobile phones. Whilst the files are available on Learn, we are experimenting with making them available via other channels too.
To get study advice on the go (i.e. on your phone), first download a reading app e.g. iBooks (Apple only) or Bluefire Reader (Android & Apple) from your app store. Then click on the link below to view an ePub version of the revision and exam skills advice sheet.
Revision and exam skills – Loughborough University Library
Good luck with your revision!
The photo boards contain portraits of some of the principal members of the staff in the Library, including Academic Services Managers, Academic Librarians, and the University Librarian. So you can put a face to a name, and get to know who it is you’re coming to see!
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There are 3 short stay PCs in the Library for when you just want to check your email, quickly update a document or print your coursework. They are available on Level 3, next to the main Information and Enquiries desk.
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Take a break from your studies and grab a novel. The Leisure reading collection (white label and pink dot) is next to the New Books stand and includes science fiction, crime, fantasy, horror, biography and graphic novels. There’s also graded readers which our international students may enjoy. You can browse in person or online.
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Your student card is your Library card which means you can use these machines to check your Library account, take books out, renew them or bring them back. The machines aren’t complicated to use, but if you like watching demos check out this short video.
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The books in the High Demand collection are usually on reading lists and are available for a very short loan (24 hours). This gives as many people as possible a chance to use them. You’ll also find photocopied articles and some DVDs. You can borrow up to 4 books from this section.
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You’ll find copies of daily national newspapers e.g. Financial Times and the Guardian here. These are kept for 3 months though you can find a longer archive online. There are also some international newspapers too e.g. Die Zeit.
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