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Student reading notes

Are you joining us on a distance learning course in September 2020? Find out how the Library can support your studies.

As a prospective student you may have questions about what it will be like to study at a distance at University. We have collated the following information about the services we offer to help you.

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Studying at a distance throughout the summer

The Library is here to support you 24/7

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Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn’t just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic “health” and ensure you keep on track. Have a look at this advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

Merry Christmas from the Library

Christmas 2019

The Library is open 24/7 throughout the Christmas Vacation and over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays - see below for key information.

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Dissertation dilemmas? The Library can help!

Avoid any dissertation dilemmas by taking advantage of all the help available from the Library.

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Welcome to the Library

Sheila Silver Library at City Campus and Headingley Library are open 24/7, 365 days a year and MyBeckett is where you’ll find your modules, assignments, reading lists, and email plus Library resources for your subject. There's a lot to take in during the first few weeks of university so we've put together a checklist to get you started.

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Working at a distance throughout the summer?

The Library remains open 24/7 to support you.

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See this month's selection of new online resources

Check out the selection of new journals, databases and eBooks.

Not sure how to access these resources? The Library can help – click on this post for more information.

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How can the Library support you with referencing?

Getting good marks for your assignment, whether it is an essay, a report or a dissertation, depends on many things, including the citing and referencing of all the sources you have consulted. Don’t lose marks through poor or careless referencing. See how we can help you.

Discover Library Resources

Need help using Discover?

Discover is your academic search engine, which searches over 90% of resources available from Leeds Beckett Library. These resources include books from the Library Catalogue and most electronic journals and databases. Discover is a great place to start your research.

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Welcome to all new January starters

We’d like to wish a very warm welcome to all new January starters.  We hope you enjoy studying with us.

Why not check out the Offsite web pages dedicated to supporting distance learners in using the Library. You can contact us with any Library/IT related queries. We also provide a service to post out books to students on eligible courses living in the UK or mainland Europe.

Students in the library

Academic Health Checklist

The New Year isn’t just about making resolutions for healthy living, it can also be a time to reflect on your academic “health” and ensure you keep on track. Have a look at this advice from Academic Librarian, Kirsty Bower.

Summer reading

If you’re having a break between modules why not check out our Summer ebook reading.

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Key Library Resources for May

Have a look at our Key Library Resources for this month, the latest books and e-books are now available for you to borrow or read online.

More from the summer vacation

This snap shows the view from the 126th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It was taken by Jo, who is one of the managers of the Offsite team.

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Do you want to use another library?

You can access other university libraries via the SCONUL Access scheme. Staff, postgraduate, part time, distance and placement students can usually borrow from these libraries. Full time undergraduates can use them for reference. More information is available on our Using Other Libraries page, including a video on how to apply.

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