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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

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!

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Online Training for Research Postgraduates & Staff

LinkedIn Learning  For help with general IT skills, particularly MS Office (Word, Excel etc). Online video tutorials. University username and password required.   

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

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

Welcome to the UofS Library.

Please take a look at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science Student Hub on Blackboard for a welcome and introduction to the library and its services.  This will also include the Getting Started website.

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.


For those of you who are new to Southampton, please take a look at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science Student Hub on Blackboard for a welcome and introduction to the library and its services.  This will also include the Getting Started website.

Recorded lecture of the above session - this can also be found in the Recorded Lecture section of the Blackboard course.

Introduction to the library and its services can be found on the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Student Hub on Blackboard. This will include the Getting Started website.

Finding information for your dissertation March 2021

Sessions on Monday 3rd March 2021 1600-1700 & Tuesday 4th March 1700-1800 were given by FIona Nichols

The recording for these sessions is available on Blackboard Collaborate ELEC6259

Click on these links for the powerpoint and quiz for the session is available here



Library sessions for Research Postgraduates and Staff - teaching materials

Audio presentation of the above session. 

Please note that the worksheet can also be found here