Whether you have come to college straight from school or from a different country or after some years in work or raising a family, you may find that it differs in many ways from any studying you’ve done before. The Library Help Centre is here to help you find your feet and to develop the skills you need to succeed in whatever challenges you face throughout your course. We provide a professional, friendly and free service, working with students in all disciplines and at all levels of academic study, from undergraduate to PhD.
GET BETTER GRADES!
The Library Help Centre is located on the ground floor, just outside the entrance to the library. We offer one-to-one and small group support that focuses on helping you to become independent learners as part of your National College of Ireland experience
We provide tailored and personalised support to meet your needs by helping you to:
find information for your assignments
structure and present your assignments in the ways that your lecturers expect
get a better understanding of referencing and how to use it in your assignments
understand how to write and research literature reviews
With our guidance, you can develop your skills for study success and help yourself to better grades!
WHO USES THE LIBRARY HELP CENTRE?
The Library Help Centre is for all students; typically students visit the Library Help Centre if:
They are already getting good grades, but want to move up to the next level
They would like help in understanding lecturer feedback to improve their next assignment
They want to know how to improve their referencing
They are finding it difficult to find information for their assignments
They want to understand what resources are available to them through the library
They want to save time in searching for information
During term time we offer one-off referencing workshops during the year. While there is a taught element to these sessions, they are driven by the queries and concerns of those in attendance and we will discuss and focus on the areas that concern you most. The next referencing classes are scheduled as follows - (to be announced when confirmed)