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 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).
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.
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.
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.