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How to cite references

How to cite references

Citing or quoting references is an important part of academic work. Learn about the process and how you're expected to cite references in your work. 

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Printing and photocopying

All the information you need to print or use the photocopiers in the libraries and computer rooms.

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Book a library PC or study space

During semester one, you will need to book a space before you come in to the Library to study.  All spaces are for quiet individual study.  Collaborative spaces in the Library, e.g. technobooths and group study rooms, are not available at this time due to physical distancing measures.

You have the option of booking a study desk either in The Sir Michael Cobham Library (Talbot Campus) or Bournemouth House Library (Lansdowne Campus), with or without a PC.   At The Sir Michael Cobham Library we also have a few desktop iMacs available for booking.

Finding and accessing library resources

How to download e-books to e-readers

You can download many of our e-books to your personal devices. Find out how, what devices you can store them on and what the rules are with this guide.

How to find careers and employment resources

Our Careers & Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you plan your future and find work after graduation. Discover how to access and make the most of them.

Advice and support

How to avoid plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious offence, and one that you need to be aware of. Learn more about the importance of referencing, and other ways to avoid plagiarising someone else's work.

How to avoid academic offences

There are various academic offences other than plagiarism. Make sure you don't commit any offences during your time at university.

How to get help with study skills

If you need help with your study skills, we have put together a range of resources to support you with everything from academic writing to preparing presentations.

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How to obtain a copy of SPSS

SPSS is predictive analytics software that you may need for your course. You can download a free copy of SPSS to help with your studies.