Help / Contact your librarian

What is your librarian for?

As your subject librarian, you can come to me for help on information and library-related matters. Whether you are having trouble using the catalogue, need some advice on internet searching, want to know more about databases or are stuck with referencing, I am the person to ask!

Among my other duties, I also order the books for the courses run by the Schools I support and will run workshops on library skills when asked by academics or groups of students - this can include using the library catalogue, effective searching on the internet, how to use electronic databases or the workings of Refworks, the University's reference management software.

Contact me!

Students are welcome either to come and see me in the Library or send me an e-mail via the Contact Your Librarian form (select Sports Science). You can also telephone me. If you want to guarantee being able to see me, please contact me in advance and book a time, but I am happy to help whenever you drop in, as long as I am available at the time.

If you need to contact the Library in general the main contact details are available from the Drill Hall web pages.

Study skills and referencing

If you need help with study skills in general, including academic writing, then help is available from SLAS (the Student Learning and Advisory Service), who have an office in the Drill Hall Library. Useful information available on the University of Kent website includes Academic Integrity - guide for students which is really helpful in terms of referencing and avoiding plagiarism and also a large collection of online resources to help with academic writing, statistics and other important study skills.

I can help with referencing queries. It is important to remember that the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has its own referencing guidelines. You must follow these rather than any other referencing style.

Also within the Library building, students have the opportunity to see Andrew Sant, Royal Literary Fund Fellow. He is on site on Wednesdays and Thursdays and can offer useful, confidential advice on writing skills.

Library resources for study skills

You will also find lots of helpful books on study skills in the Library. A collection of books for use in the library can be found outside the SLAS office, and there are also many good books available to borrow. Some useful shelfmarks to help you find books on study skills topics are :

  • 001.42 - general research skills
  • 025.04 - internet research
  • 378.170281 - higher education study skills
  • 808.066 - academic writing skills, including referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • 808.51 - giving presentations
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