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Getting help in the library

Students from all three universities can see Hugh Stoddart, Royal Literary Fellow from the Royal Literary Fund. He is based in an office in the Drill Hall Library on Mondays and Tuesdays and can offer useful advice on academic writing skills. You can book sessions with him by emailing

Check our library events calendar for a list of workshops run in the Drill Hall by the Student and Learning Advisory Service.


Study skills

There are many useful books on study skills in the Drill Hall Library. Some useful shelfmarks for study skills topics include:

  • 001.42 - general research skills;
  • 025.04 - internet research;
  • 378.170281 - higher education study skills;
  • 808.066 - academic writing skills, including referencing and avoiding plagiarism; and
  • 808.51 - giving presentations.

A selection of study skills books is also available for use in the library only. This is located on a bookshelf against the wall in the Quiet Zone.

If you need further help with study skills in general, including academic writing, help is available from your university.

University of Greenwich

Students should contact the Academic Skills team in the Blake building. Useful web resources from the University of Greenwich include:

  • Academic Skills - resources, plus contact details for the Academic Skills team;
  • Referencing; and
  • iPROGRESS - an online course accessible via the Portal and Moodle, covering how to find quality information, avoid plagiarism, cite your references and much more.

University of Kent

Students should contact SLAS (Student Learning and Advisory Service), who have an office in the Drill Hall Library. Useful resources from the University of Kent include:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Students should contact the i-zone in Cathedral Court, who can put you in touch with the study skills advisors. Useful web resources from CCCU include:

  • Graduate Skills - many resources to help with all sorts of key university skills;
  • Turnitin - details about the 'plagiarism detection' software CCCU uses; and
  • for referencing (including Harvard), see the Referencing tab in Blackboard.

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