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LTHE - Library support for your teaching: Information Skills


A student's information skills play a crucial part in their success at university.

The ability to find and critically evaluate information from a range of digital and traditional platforms is essential for building and evidencing academic arguments.  

Library services in Exeter and Penryn provide a variety of module-embedded and extracurricular support options to help students develop these skills.

Information Skills support

The Library service in Exeter and Penryn offer both module-embedded and extracurricular support to help students develop their information skills. Click on the tabs for more information on the support provided by the Library.

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about arranging support for your students, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Select your subject from the options below to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

The Library can work with you to help students develop their skills in searching for, finding and critically evaluating information. We can create online tutorials, as well as flipped or classroom interventions that are tailored to meet the needs of specific modules or assessments.

For more information about our approach to information skills support, take a look at our 2019-20

Learning and Teaching Support Offer.

Examples of our module-embedded tutorials include:

Middle East Studies: Finding & using library resources for assignments

- Medical Sciences - Searching for scientific information


Select your subject from the options below to view existing tutorials and resources for your discipline.

You can also signpost your students to several forms of extracurricular support that are on offer from the Library. This includes:

Online tutorials; such as the Library Induction and our Evaluating Information Sources tutorial.

Subject guides. These resources provide guidance on literature searching and highlight key databases and resources for each discipline.

1:1 appointments. Students are welcome to book 1:1 appointments with their Academic Liaison Librarian, should they have questions around finding information, using digital resources or developing a search strategy. Appointments can be requested via the Subject Guides.


Our special collections team can advise on how you can use items from our special collections to support learning and teaching and can provide taught sessions on using archives and rare materials. Click here to find out more.

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