A tour of the library and a brief electronic induction of the main library resources is given to each student when they start at Murray Edwards College, particularly during the first week of term. If you missed the tours please email the library staff to arrange a personal tour at a time to suit you email@example.com
User education sessions
Library skills training is also offered as part of the Gateway Academic Development Programme for all students:
Gateway Programme Year 1
Another opportunity is available to attend the library induction tour in conjunction with the First Year Gateway Programme during weeks 3 and 4 of Michaelmas Term.
Induction Tours are available on the following days:
Thursday 18th October
Friday 19th October
Monday 22nd October
Tuesday 23rd October
To book a place, please fill in the Library Induction Booking Form
Please note if you attended an induction tour during the first week of Michaelmas Term, you do not need to attend this session. Gateway credits have already been awarded to those students who attended.
Gateway Programme Year 2+
Information Searching workshops will show you the relevant databases and resources for your subject area, include information on advanced search tips to save you time, give practical advice on how to revise and filter searches and demonstrate how to use thesaurus searching. The workshops are offered during week 5 of Michaelmas Term.
Information Searching Workshops are available on the following day:
Monday 29th October - 17.15-18.15 (Arts and Humanities Students)
Monday 29th October - 19.00-20.00 (Science and Technology Students)
To book a place, please select a time and fill in the Information Searching Booking Form.
Please note if you are unable to make this date and time please contact the Librarian.
You can achieve Gateway Credits for library training in the following ways:
Year 1 - by attending a library induction tour (10 credits).
Year 2 - by attending the Information Searching workshops run in conjunction with the Gateway programme (10 credits).
If you wish to have individual help with using the University's electronic resources, bibliographic referencing software or finding information for your essays or dissertations please contact the Librarian to arrange an appointment.
Information skills training may also be available through your faculty or department library. The University Library, Research Skills Programme also provides training on information skills.