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Library Services




Our guides, training and support enable you to develop your library and information literacy skills and make the best use of UCL’s libraries and resources.

Library skills: information for teaching staff

Evidence shows that library and information literacy skills teaching is much more effective when integrated into a student's academic programme, providing support for relevant skills development at the time it is needed.

UCL libraries offer a wide range of services to support your teaching activities. Our dedicated subject specialists are the first point of contact for departmental and faculty staff, and can:

  • Provide advice on embedding information literacy teaching in your modules or programmes to support research-based education and connected learning.
  • Deliver teaching for your students tailored to your subject area as part of your academic programme or module.
  • Help you create online reading lists using ReadingLists@UCL.

Bespoke library skills training for your students, whether taught course or research students, may be arranged covering a variety of topics, including:

  • UCL library inductions and orientations;
  • Literature searching: developing advanced search strategies to ensure comprehensive literature retrieval;
  • Searching skills for systematic reviews and designing comprehensive search strategies;
  • Citing references, avoiding plagiarism and using reference management software;
  • Advice on publishing Open Access and using open access sources;
  • Assessing the impact of research using citation metrics.

For further advice and information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact: the relevant member of library staff or library, or visit the Teaching and Learning Services.