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Electronics and Computer Science (ECS): Tutorials and Library Sessions

About tutorials and library sessions

Here you will find tutorials about databases, a link to the Library Online courses, and recent Library sessions

Database and Library Tutorials

Online Training

Search smart: study smart!

Online Training: Finding good library stuff online!

Do the online activities and use the links and resources given on the rest of the page to get your studies off to a great start by finding information for assignments, projects or reports. 

Advanced online Training: Improve your searching skills

Confident you have a good idea how to find information? Use this course to find even more library resources and improve your searching skills to support your studies and research

You can choose to look at any or all of the tutorials, but remember they can be revisited at any time during the year. Some tutorials have audio so don’t forget your headphones!

Chat with us

The library chat service is staffed 10am - 5pm UK time Monday to Friday

You will be asked to log in using your university password. If you don't have one, you can send your question to

Help for Research Postgraduates & Staff

Research Postgraduates - Library courses are available through Gradbook 

Staff - generic courses can be found via Staffbook 

Learn with Lynda  For help with general IT skills, particularly MS Office, access is provided to online tutorials at  login with your University username and password   

IT Training  highlights the range of online training provided by isolutions for the software they support. 

Deskside Training - this service provides support for individuals and/or small groups. 

Library sessions for Undergraduates and taught Postgraduates (MSC) - teaching materials

The Library Presentation introduces all new UGs to the UofS Library Service and many of its resources. Note - you will need Chrome v8 to run this presentation through Adobe Flash.

Look through this presentation and follow the links given; these will direct to many resources to help you gain searching skills and the knowledge to find good quality, current, academic information from journal articles, conferences proceedings, reports as well as technical information from patents or standards plus much more.

The Library Video introduces all new  students to the UofS Library Service and many of its resources. Note - you will need Chrome v8 to run this presentation through Adobe Flash.

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Library sessions for Research Postgraduates and Staff - teaching materials

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