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Drop-ins and 1-1s

 Need some library help? 

...need some help getting started with an assignment?

....guidance from a librarian on how to build a search strategy?

....having trouble with one of our databases?

Or do you just want to know how to make the best use of our library resources?


Library Guides

We have created Library Guides to help you discover the resources for your subject as well as links to online tutorials.

If you want to speak to a librarian for more support we offer drop-ins and bookable 1-1 appointments to help you get the most out of your Libraries & Collections.

 drop-in_icon_transparent_75px Library Drop-In Sessions 

Every month, we run Library Drop-Ins across our four larger libraries, The Maughan Library, Franklin-Wilkins Library, New Hunts House Library and the Weston Education Centre Library. If you know you need some in-depth support but you aren’t exactly sure what you are looking for these are a great place to start.

You can find out what drop-ins are scheduled this month in your subject  Library Guide or on the Library Drop-In calendar


  Appointment_icon_transparent_75px 1-1 Appointments

If this month’s drop-in sessions aren’t covering your query or you just can’t come along, why not book a 1-1 with one of our librarians?


We can give guidance on:

• Database Searching Techniques

• Finding literature for a project

• Getting started with the library

• Finding resources not at King’s

• How to use HDAS

• Producing a search strategy


1-1s last 30 minutes and when you make a booking we will ask for some information on what you want guidance with. This is so we can prepare and ensure your session is as helpful as possible. If you aren’t quite sure what to put here, have a look at our Library Drop-In calendar as our librarians there might be able to help you clarify what you need.

We keep appointments available right up until the end of the slot for late bookings and walk-ins, but bear in mind that the librarian you meet won’t have had a chance to prepare if you make a late booking.

To book a 1-1

Choose your location, time slot and librarian to book a 1-1 appointment


King's Academic Skills for Learning

King's Academic Skills for Learning (KASL) has been created by King's Academy to provide you with a range of resources and activities to help you succeed in your studies at King's.  This resource has been created in partnership with other departments at King's including Libraries & Collections and Careers & Employability.

Topics include:

• Studying at University

• Using Technology for your studies

• Maths and Statistics

• Presenting at University

• Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism

• Writing at University

• Reading at University

• Finding and Evaluating Information.


You can get access to these online resources plus information on workshops and one-to-ones with Study Skills Leaders on the KASL homepage in KEATS.

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