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HomeWelcomeLibrary and Learning Services
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 About usAbout the Directorate of Library and Learning Services
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 Contact usContact us
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  Who was Mr Kimberlin?
 What's onWhat's on in the Library?
 Library newsLibrary news
 Library videoLibrary Video
  Library Video
 Customer Service ExcellenceCustomer Service Excellence
  LLS Service Standards
  Talis Aspire Dashboard
 SitemapsAccessibility features of the Library website.
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Finding informationLibrary CataloguesAsk and Collect Service
  Library Catalogues
  Links to Library Catalogues
 e-JournalsDOI Cookie set
  DOI numbers
  E-books, E-journals and exam papers
  E-Journals requiring passwords
  Electronic journals
  Find more 'Find It @ DMU' buttons
  Databases A - Z
  Databases with mobile interfaces
  Resources accessible through the P800 Database Access Scheme
 Subject guidesSubject Guide
  Subject guides
 Exam PapersExamNet: search for exam papers
 e-BooksSearch for electronic books
 Resource Lists OnlineCreate links to electronic journal articles using their Document Object Identifiers (DOI)
  Create links to electronic journal articles using the 'OpenURL' standard
  OpenURL links to electronic journal titles
  Resource Lists Online
  Tools for linking to electronic journal articles
 Open Access researchOpen Access Research
 TV and RadioTV and Radio
UsersStudentsBorrowing items from the Library
  Internet links for students
 Distance LearnersContact Student Support
  Distance Learners
  Paying Distance Learner charges on your Library Account
  Visiting De Montfort University libraries
 VisitorsDMU Alumni and former DMU staff
  Members of the Public
  Staff and students of other universities and colleges - SCONUL Access
 DisabledAssistive technology
  Disabled users
  Disabled Users Policy
  Other library provision
  Parking and access
  Photocopying provision for people with disabilities
  University support
 ResearchersBorrowing items from the Library
  Internet links for Researchers
  Research Postgraduate Room
  Research Training
 Associate CollegesStaff at partner colleges
  Students and staff at Associate Colleges
  Students at partner colleges
 StaffBorrowing items from the Library
  Internet links for members of staff
  Members of staff
  Off-air recordings
  Open Educational Resources
 International studentsLiving in the UK
 Overseas PartnersStudents and staff at international partner colleges
ServicesE-mail, myDMU, BlackboardEmail, myDMU and Blackboard
 Single Sign On accountsSingle Sign On
 Make it AccessibleMake it accessible
 Learning and Study SupportE-tutorials for distance learners
  Learning and Study Support
  Useful internet resources
 Inter Library LoansInter Library Loans
 BorrowingBorrowing from the Library
  Library fines exceptions policy
 Other librariesBritish Library
  Making use of other libraries
  SCONUL Access
  SCONUL Vacation Agreement
 PhotocopiersHow to use the photocopiers
  De Montfort University Timeline
  DMU Library Special Collections
  Kimberlin Library Media Collection
  LOCKSS - Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe
  Vision Statement
 ResearchDe Montfort University Open Research Archive (DORA)
  Deposit your research into DORA
  DORA Policies
  DORA Reporting Tool
  Library Research
 ISBNISBN and DOI numbers
SupportJust Ask!Contact the Library by phone
  Frequently asked questions
  Just Ask! Query Form
  Need Help? Then use Just Ask
 HEATBasic report structure
  Column notes
  Editing your essay
  Evaluating sources: the information cycle
  Finding information
  Focus on Starting or developing writing
  Free writing – for your eyes only!
  Glossary of academic words used in titles
  HEAT Stage 1 Getting started
  HEAT Stage 2 Finding and managing information.
  HEAT Stage 3 Making reading more manageable
  HEAT Stage 4 Planning the structure of your assignment
  HEAT Stage 5 Writing your assignment
  HEAT Stage 6 Drafting, editing and proofreading
  Higher Education Assignment Toolkit
  How to summarise, paraphrase and use direct quotations
  How to write in an academic style
  Linear notes
  Making a start
  Making connections, developing ideas
  Mind maps
  Note making
  Planning your search
  Proof reading (checking your work)
  Reading for your assignment
  Referencing and citation
  Signposting sentences
  Stage 4.5 A basic essay structure
  Structuring an introduction, a paragraph and a conclusion
  The 'idea into sentence' chart
  Thinking critically
  Time planning your approach to your assignment
  Tips for when you don't want to write
  Understanding the assignment title: working out what you have to do
  Using a flowchart and table to make an assignment plan
  Using and developing new vocabulary
  Using a table to make an initial assignment plan
  What are the benefits of planning the structure of an assignment?
  Why write several drafts?
  Writing your assignment
 GuidesAlternative reference management services
  An introduction to referencing
  Compiling your bibliography - test your knowledge
  Further help
  Further resources on referencing
  Library Services Guides
  Other referencing systems
  Plagiarism and bad academic practice
  Reference list/bibliography
  Reference Management Services
  Referencing in the text
  Referencing in the text - test your knowledge
  Referencing - Points to note
  Study Guides
  What should be referenced?
  Which words?
  Why reference? - test your knowledge
  Writing quiz
 CopyrightA general introduction to copyright
  Copying of Artistic Works
  Copyright and the Internet
  Copyright for teaching staff
  Digitising material for use in Blackboard
  The Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Licensing Scheme
 RegulationsLibrary Regulations
  Library regulations and codes of conduct