Graphic Design

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Whether you're a new student starting your first assignment, further on in your studies, or starting a research project, this page will help you find and use the best information for your subject. You will also find resources to help develop your academic, study and digital skills.

If you can’t find what you need here, please contact your Academic Support Team:



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Key resources for Graphic Design students

Browse your Reading Lists

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Your tutors select books, articles, videos and other resources for your reading lists and the Library buys them so you don't have to.

Find the lists for your modules in Blackboard, or in Library Search.


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APA 7th (Harvard) style is the main referencing style in use at the University. We've compiled an easy to follow list of guidebooks and examples to help you get to grips with complexities of referencing.


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Newspapers are a valuable source of information. They provide insight into what interests and concerns people both now and in the past.

The Library provides some excellent newspaper sources that allow you to search simply and easily across many newspapers at once.

Dissertations and Theses

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During the course of your studies, you may find that you need to search for dissertations or theses. 

You can use Library Search to help you find them and there are a number of different ways to search, depending on what you want to find.

Book a one to one

If you’ve tried our eLearning and classroom sessions and need more help, you can request a one to one appointment for information finding, academic and writing or digital skills. Select your chosen time slot and book on through Advantage.

Book on a workshop

We offer a wide range of face-to-face skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start.

All workshops are bookable through Advantage by clicking on the workshop title. Where a session has no remaining spaces you can add yourself to the waiting list.

  • Academic Writing Skills
    • Using Library Search for assessments [online]

      Starts: 6 Dec 2021, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 6 Dec 2021, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 33
      This workshop is a live demo of how Library Search works and showcases what it can do to help you find information. This webinar will show you how to find and use Library Search, and will include tips on making the most of all of its features, saving you time! This workshop is online.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [online]

      Starts: 7 Dec 2021, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Dec 2021, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 41
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 8 Dec 2021, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 8 Dec 2021, 1:15 pm
      Remaining places: 15
      This workshop will help you understand what referencing is, why we need to do it, when it is needed in your work and advice on how to reference using the APA 7th (Harvard) style. This session does not cover OSCOLA, Chicago or MLA referencing styles. Please note: This workshop is online.