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Academic Staff Support Guide: Training for you

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Mix and Match 25 July 2024

word cloud representing library expertise Library Mix and Match 25 July 2024  

Come to a whole day or choose individual sessions at your convenience. On campus in Singleton Park Library and on Zoom

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Introduction to AI research tools

Artificial intelligence tools are springing up all over the place. This session will be a look at some of the tools which could be of use in academic work. Come along and see if there is something which would work for you. 


Introduction to video resources from the library

The library has recently acquired a number of audio visual resources to enhance our collection.  This brief workshop will look at three resources 


Box of Broadcasts 

AVON (Academic literature online). 

We will look and discuss how these can be used as part of the reading/resource list and as a pedagogical tool for learning. 


iFind Reading

Swansea University Libraries uses iFind Reading as its software to create and maintain all reading lists. The iFind Reading Lists are accessible in the University VLE (Canvas) and can be viewed by students as they join the course. In this session you will learn about:  

  • How to create and maintain your reading list  

  • Good practice to encourage student engagement  

  • How the library can use reading lists to identify resources required for the library collection.  

  • How to use the "Digitisation request" option to request digitisation of book chapters, extracts, and journal articles when these are not available electronically.

12 noon


Reference management software can make your research easier: it will keep all your references safely organized, store PDFs and format your referencing automatically when you write up. EndNote is the software available on campus. This session will give you an introduction to using it. 


Embedding and signposting library classes to students: academic and information literacy skills

Explore how your dedicated librarians can contribute to your students’ success by embedding essential academic and information literacy skills into educational programmes. Additionally, librarians provide students with a wealth of available tutorials, videos, and support guides which you can signpost students to during supervision. Join us to learn about the comprehensive support we provide across all disciplines and leave equipped with essential contacts and valuable resource links to support your students. 


SAGE Research Methods database

Learn about the SAGE Research Methods database. It is a source of information on different research methods, case studies and statistical resources. Led by Claudia Paicu, Sage trainer


Tour of new Singleton Park library spaces




Tailored training / New staff

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Library staff can arrange tailored sessions for particular groups of staff - contact your Librarians. 

We cover using particular library databases, finding theses, e-books, online newspapers.

The library research team can also offer training on open access, using the research information system, researcher identity, bibliometrics and copyright. Contact them at


You are welcome to book a meeting with your Librarians as part of induction. They can help with a range of topics from databases available in your subject to how to use our reading list system and order books.

Reading Lists

Swansea University Library has a new Reading list policy which provides information on the creation, provision, and maintenance of Reading Lists for modules and programmes. Reading lists are a fundamental part of any programme, leading students to essential and recommended resources to support their learning and knowledge of a subject. It is also the means to identifying material that the Library should acquire and make accessible.