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Subject Guides

Lifelong Learning

Tutorials and guides

Welcome to the Centre for Lifelong Learning Subject Guide

Skills Guides

Find videos, interactive tutorials, workbooks and links to specific help for developing your digital and information searching skills:

Develop your study skills

Want to develop your skills to help with your studies?

The University of York has a series of online resources and tutorials, one-off workshop sessions, courses and one-to-one support opportunities available to you in the course of your studies.

They cover a wider range of skills including: skills for academic study, IT skills, Maths and numeracy and language skills.

Interested? Find out more by visiting the Study Skills website.



Support for Writing Skills

Writing & Language Skills Centre team

The Writing & Language Skills Centre, located in LFA/102 on the first floor of the Harry Fairhurst Building, is a free service open to all undergraduate and taught masters students interested in discussing and developing their academic writing.

English Language Support is also available. This is especially useful for those whose first language isn't English. You may also find Study Skills useful. 

Royal Literary Fund Fellows are also available to provide writing support. 

Library basics

Using YorSearch

YorSearch is the place to look for books, journals, and other materials held by the Library.

Getting to grips with YorSearch  (click to reveal)

Looking beyond your reading list...

Accessing texts

Find It @ YorkClicking Find It @ York in a database will check YorSearch to see if we have a copy of what you've found.

If we don't have it...

We can't afford to buy a copy of everything ever. If we don't have what you need, here are some options:

Theses & dissertations

University of York PhD/MPhil theses and Masters dissertations, plus theses and dissertations from other institutions.

Manage your references

In academic writing it is important to support your arguments with appropriate references.
You should familiarise yourself with your department's chosen referencing style:

EndNote logo Paperpile logo

Managing what you find can be difficult, especially if you're working on a big piece of work that relies on a lot of references. Reference management software lets you keep track of what you've found: you can group and organise your references, keep notes, and store pdfs online for easy access. You can even automatically cite your references as you write up your work.
See the Reference Management Skills Guide for more information.