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Digital and Information Skills

Digital and Information Skills

How can we help?

We offer digital and information skills for all students – including inductions, course-specific workshops and informal drop in sessions.

During the Covid-19 closure period, we are offering entirely remote assistance. We will be posting resources and information that you may find useful. Please check these pages regularly as more information becomes available.

Enquiries and 1-2-1 support

During this  period we understand that students may need additional help. We provide assistance by email and will soon be able to offer 1-2-1 telephone support appointments. If you have any questions at all please get in touch:

Essential 'how-to' videos

We have launched a series of short videos, covering key digital and information skills. The first few videos are available now and more videos will be added soon. Please check back to this page to see our latest content!


Accessing Resources From Home: Library Top Tips video # 1

A transcript to go with our ‘Accessing Online Resources from Home’ is available here


Primary Sources: Library Top Tips video # 2

A transcript to go with our ‘Primary Sources’ is available here


Introducing Open Access Resources: Library Top Tips video # 3

A transcript to go with our ‘Introducing Open Access Resources’ is available here


Finding Open Access Resources: Library Top Tips video # 4

A transcript to go with our ‘Finding Open Access Resources’ is available here


Finding Images Online: Library Top Tips video # 5

A transcript to go with our ‘Finding Images Online’ is available here


Developing and Refining Search Strategies: Library Top Tips video # 6

A transcript to go with our Search Strategies videos is available here

Support for staff

All members of staff at the Institute can take up a Library induction and get 1-2-1 support for their research. We can offer this on a remote basis during closure.

Academic staff are welcome to approach the Library to arrange information skills teaching for their course. We are exploring how we can offer workshops remotely and welcome collaboration with staff on this.

Referencing help

The Library has recently updated its Courtauld Style Guide to help you with referencing your work in the Courtauld’s required style.

For reference management, if you prefer the idea of organising your references manually rather than using software, we have put together this Excel spreadsheet that you can use.

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