Your dissertation – you can do it!!

There are several steps to producing a great dissertation, from finding information and organising your research, to developing your academic writing skills. It can sometimes seem a bit daunting when you’re just starting out on your dissertation, especially if you’re learning at a distance. Worry not! Library staff are here to help you.

Skills for Learning are running a themed dissertation week this week. There is loads of guidance on their website. If the subject you’re studying means you need to produce a dissertation based on a product, there is help available, whilst their Dissertation IT Kit provides a really useful guide on how to produce a great looking document that avoids any potential formatting errors.

The Library website includes information about finding past dissertations in the Library or obtaining Interlibrary Loans if you need to read something as part of your literature review that isn’t available in the Library.

Or you could use the Beckett Books Extra scheme to request a book that you think should be in stock – just click Recommend on the web page.

Searching Discover gives you access to thousands of resources for whatever topic you pick, or you can use the Subject Guides to point you in the right direction. These are created by your Academic Librarian who has expert knowledge of all the journals, databases and other material available to you. You can contact your Academic Librarian for one-to-one support in finding resources for your dissertation or project. And, of course, you can always contact the Library 24/7 and we’ll do our best to help.

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7. We’d love to hear from you!

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

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Need help on your dissertation journey?

Skills for Learning has lots of guidance on their website and they can also help if the subject you’re studying means you need to produce a dissertation based on a product. 

Their Dissertation IT Kit provides a really good guide on how to produce a professional looking document and avoid the potential formatting errors.

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The Library website includes information about finding past dissertations in the Library or obtaining Interlibrary Loans if you need to read something as part of your literature review that isn’t available in the Library.  Or use our Beckett Books Extra scheme to request a book that you think should be in stock – just click Recommend on the web page.
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Searching Discover gives you access to thousands of resources for whatever topic you pick or you can use the Subject Guides to point you in the right direction. These are created by your Academic Librarian who has expert knowledge of all the journals, databases and other material available to you.

Your Academic Librarian can provide support on finding resources for your dissertation or project – see their contact information on your subject guide. And, of course, you can always contact the Library 24/7 and we’ll do our best to help.

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

We’d love to hear from you!

 

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

Have you heard about Beckett Books Extra?

You might have heard that Leeds Beckett Library runs a service called Beckett Books Extra. This service allows students to recommend books, DVDs, CDs and computer games for their studies and research which the Library will purchase.

But did you know that distance learners can also recommend items through the service too?

For more information, FAQs and ‘how to’ instructions, please check out the Library’s webpage on Beckett Books Extra.

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

We’d love to hear from you!

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

Studying on a Distance Learning Building and Construction course? Meet your Academic Librarians.

Searching for help and resources relevant to your study, look no further!

Meet Catherine Parkin and Alison Park the Academic Librarians who have created subject support pages to help you find relevant resources, information, help and guides in your subject area.

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They support the following Distance Learning Building and Construction courses:

Click on your course tab to find relevant information for your studies and use the tabs to search for books and contracts, databases and journals, maps, patents and statistics and much more.

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And check out the very helpful presentation on ‘Finding and using Library resources at Leeds Beckett University’ on each of the subject support pages.

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

We’d love to hear from you!

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

Welcome to all new January starters!

We’d like to wish a very warm welcome to all new January starters in this Welcome and Induction week. We hope you have a great time studying and living in Leeds.

For those of you studying on distance learning courses, why not check out the Offsite team webpages – we’re a small friendly team dedicated to supporting distance learners in using the Library. You can contact us with any Library/IT related queries and we also have a service to post out books to students on eligible courses. Joining Offsite is quick and easy to do – just complete the online form at the Library tab in MyBeckett, or contact us if you have any queries about Offsite.

You might also want to think about joining the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community. This is for all Leeds Beckett distance learning students to get to know each other, to ask the Distance Learning Unit any questions, and to get up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics relevant to distance learners. Why not sign up here to become part of the community?

You could also check out the Library subject page for your own particular course, where you will find details of your Academic Librarian, the Library subject specialist for your area. You’ll find details of how to contact them, or to make an appointment if you ever need to, and also information on a whole host of resources. The Skills for Learning team also have a collection of resources to support the learning and teaching of academic skills which you might find useful.

Finally, at the start of your course, you might be feeling really excited, or maybe a little bit uncertain of what to expect – or a mixture of all of those. There’s no need to worry – there are lots of people around to help you, and no question is too small to ask.

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

We’d love to hear from you!

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

Studying Business? Meet your Leeds Business School Academic Librarian

Looking for help and resources for your study, look no further!

Meet Jennifer Winterburn, the Academic Librarian for the Leeds Business School who has created the Business Strategy; Operations & Enterprise; Management subject support pages to help you find relevant resources, information, help and guides in your subject area.

Business subject page

Here you will find key book titles, journals and databases, company information/annual reports and much more.

And check out the very helpful presentation on ‘Finding and using Library resources at Leeds Beckett University’.

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

We’d love to hear from you!

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

 

How to find the latest online resources for your study

Discover the latest ebooks and ejournals for your study.

You’ll find this information under the Library tab in MyBeckett under Resources or on the Library homepage under Resources.

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Latest ejournals

Please also visit your subject support pages for resources relevant to your subject.

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If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

We’d love to hear from you!

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

 

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.