All new students will be have a timetabled session with their Information Specialist. We recommend you attend so that we can introduce you to our services and resources, and you can get the best start to your studies.
Watch our induction playlist on YouTube to get an overview of our services, and find out how to use Library Search.
If you are an MSc student, most of our teaching will be timetabled as part of your course or advertised via Canvas.
We also run a monthly webinar series to support researchers, covering topics from Open Access and research data management, to making the most of Mendeley and Scopus. Forthcoming sessions are listed on the University’s DATES system. Filter the ‘Course type’ on the right hand side to ‘Library’ only.
Please work through our Discovering Quality Information eLearning and do the quiz before coming along to your Discovering Quality Information session, which you will find in your course timetable.
After you’ve finished, you will know about the different types of information you will need to use for your studies at Cranfield, and when they are useful. This means that in the face-to-face session we’ll be able to concentrate on learning how to search our resources effectively.
Our online eLearning module explains the role and importance of citing bibliographic references, and how you incorporate the work of other authors into your assignments and literature review correctly, and without plagiarising. You can find it on your VLE (Canvas, Blackboard or Moodle). Please talk to your Information Specialist if you have any trouble finding it.