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Education, Communication & Language Sciences: Welcome

Library guide for resources in ECLS subjects

New academic year: new stuff! Explore the great new resources we've bought over the summer!



New online resources on trial!

We are trialling the two new online resources below until 4th December 2015. Your feedback will help us evaluate them: please explore them and send your comments to Lucy Keating. Please note, you won't be able to download any content during the trial.

Coming Soon: The Majorie Robinson Library Rooms

The Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms opens 11 January 2016.

Keep track of developments and find out more here.


Welcome to the Library Guide for students and staff in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS).

Click on the tabs above for detailed information on different subjects and resources for ECLS students. 

Contact the ECLS Liaison Team if you need any help and advice.

Alma: Our new Library Management System

ALMA is the new Library Management System (LMS) which will be introduced in September.

ALMA helps us keep track of all our stock - from ordering, through processing to making it available both electronically and physically. Amongst other things it also helps us to record what you have on loan and calculates when it is due back.

What you can do now

One of the things that will happen when we ‘swap over’ to our new system is that some information held in our current system will not be migrated. Users' Loan History is part of the data which will not be carried across.

If you currently use your Loan History to see which books you have borrowed in the past you may want to look at saving this data for use after we have changed systems. To do this follow the instructions on the Save Your Loan History tab (on the ALMA Guide).

Library News


Read our latest Library newsletter for ECLS!

Book a Library consultancy

Need more in-depth guidance with your dissertation, thesis or project literature search? Why not book a one-to-one consultancy with our helpful and knowledgeable Library liaison team?

As you'll see from the feedback above, many other students have found these appointments really helpful. Whether you're starting out and don't know where to begin, or further forward with your research, but worried you've missed something...or somewhere in the middle.....we're here to help!

In your consultancy, we'll discuss your information needs in more detail, and suggest useful resources for you within and beyond the Library. We'll explain how to get the best out of them, and give you a personalised search plan to help you get organised.

We can help you in person or online, and we'll do our best to meet you on a day and time which suits you.

Book your appointment now for tailor-made advice. 

Your literature search in numbers

Three things in three minutes: what you need to know about our Library

It's as easy as one, two, three!.....

This short video, for students in Arts, Humanities and Education, tells you the key things you need to know to get the best out of our Library. Useful for new students....or a refresher for returners.

Faculty liaison librarian

Lucy Keating
Tel. 0191 208 7656

My office is Room 303 on Level 3 of the Robinson Library.
Website / Blog PageSkype Contact

Assistant liaison librarian

Julia Robinson

Tel: 0191 208 5246

My office is located on Level 3 of the Robinson Library

Liaison assistant

Angela Horn
Level 4 Liaison Office

Robinson Library

Newcastle University

0191 2085414

Other guides which might interest you....

The Informed Researcher, our online guide for researchers, takes you through the entire research process, from developing ideas, to managing your research, to keeping up to date and disseminating your findings. We'll show you how the Library can help at all stages.