University Staff
Guide to the Library
Accreditation
  •  Library Service Managers support accreditations by professional bodies and will provide materials such as statistics and documentation to demonstrate the resources and services provided to students at Northumbria.
  • During accreditation visits Library Service Managers will provide a guided tour of the library facilities, answer questions, and participate in meetings as required.
Book Orders
  • Use the Recommend a Book form for new titles for purchase by the library.
  • Please submit module reading lists using the reading list template, preferably as an email attachment in Word format.  Indicate core texts and number of students well in advance in case there are unforeseen delays in obtaining material from publishers.
Citing References
  • Cite Them Right: the essential guide to referencing and plagiarism, offers advice on the conventions of referencing and provides examples for referencing a variety of sources of information both in print and online.
  • An electronic version of Cite Them Right and additional guides to referencing and plagiarism are available from Skills Plus.
Copyright
  • The law of Copyright affects the type of material that can be photocopied and retained in the library.
  • For copyright advice or more information visit the Copyright Clearance Centre.
EndNote (Bibliographic Software, Referencing)
  • EndNote is the bibliographic software package recommended by the University for creating a personalised library of references.
  • EndNote is available on open access computers in the library or via desktopANYWHERE.
  • University staff can install EndNote on their office PC.
  • EndNote stores and manages the details of the resources used in teaching, study, or research.
  • An EndNote library can be used to insert references of any bibliographic style into a Word document.
  • Endnote tutorials are available on Skills Plus.
Induction for Staff
  • All new staff participating in a University Induction Day will be contacted by a Library Service Manager to discuss research interests and specific resources to support teaching.
Induction for Students
  • The University Library provides a complete package of skills development, ranging from library induction to subject or topic specific workshops offering demonstrations and/or "hands-on" experience.  All general library resources, including annotated presentations, help guides and tutorials, are available via Skills Plus.
  • To arrange Library induction sessions contact Ask4Help.
  • For information regarding current skills sessions please see the Library Training webpage.
  • For advanced, dissertation, postgraduate, tailored or subject-specific sessions, please contact Ask4Help.
Information Literacy
  • Information Literacy is widely regarded as the key to being a successful independent learner and as such is recognised in the Northumbria University Learning & Teaching Strategy.
  • Information Literacy is defined as knowing when and why information is needed, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.
  • The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) further defines Information Literacy.
  • The Library’s Northumbria Skills Programme, Skills Plus tutorials and help guides all contribute to developing students’ information literacy skills.
  • Library Service Managers will work with staff to embed information literacy skills into programmes and modules.
Institutional Repository
  • Northumbria Research Link is a growing collection of Northumbria University’s research outputs that is made freely available to students and researchers worldwide.
  • The material includes articles, conference papers, books, book chapters, exhibitions, radio and television outputs, and theses.
  • The Northumbria Research Link increases the visibility and readership of the University’s research outputs and assists in research management and assessment through Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • To submit work, please read the general NRL Policies, the NRL University Deposit Policy and the NRL Deposit Licence.
Inter Library Loans
  • Items which are not held in the University Library may be obtained from other libraries via the Inter Library Loan Service.
  • The Inter Library Loan form is available electronically from MyNorthumbria, in the MyLibrary section.
  • This service is available to all staff, students writing dissertations and/or postgraduate students.
International Students
  • Sessions for new or returning international students, including information skills presentations and hands on training, can be arranged by contacting Ask4Help.
ISBNs
  • University Publications should bear a unique ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for identification purposes.
  • The University Library holds the stock of International Standard Book Numbers which can be assigned to materials published by the University.
  • ISBNs can be issued to any member of University staff who is about to publish.  If the author is producing both a paper and electronic version, two separate ISBNs are required.
  • Please contact Content Services to request an ISBN or for further information.
Northumbria Research Link
  • Northumbria Research Link is a growing collection of Northumbria University’s research outputs that is made freely available to students and researchers worldwide.
  • The material includes articles, conference papers, books, book chapters, exhibitions, radio and television outputs, and theses.
  • The Northumbria Research Link increases the visibility and readership of the University’s research outputs and assists in research management and assessment through Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • To submit work, please read general NRL Policies, the NRL University Deposit Policy, and the NRL Deposit Licence on the NRL website.
Periodic Reviews
  • Library Service Managers support Periodic Reviews and will provide materials such as statistics and documentation to demonstrate the resources and services provided to support students at Northumbria.
  • During reviews Library Service Managers will provide a guided tour of the library facilities, answer questions, and participate in meetings as required.
Reading Lists
  • Please send electronic copies of all reading lists including module titles and codes to the Reading List Service.
  • Lists are checked for accuracy and currency and every effort is made to purchase items not held in the Library.
Research Resources
  • The Resources for Researchers web page has been designed to support Northumbria research and familiarise members of staff with all the facilities and resources available.
  • It also helps staff keep up to date with new texts, electronic journals, databases, conferences, official publications and more.

Revised May 2013