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Library Help Centre: Lecturers: Appointments & Classes

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Student Appointments

If you have a student who needs assistance with their assignments, thesis or project in regards to the topics below, you can refer them to the Library Help Centre. 

The Library Help Centre provides assistance to students with the following:

  • Using online resources
  • Finding quality sources
  • Search techniques
  • Referencing
  • Academic writing
  • Literature reviews

Students can request an appointment with us by going to the Student tabs of this guide. Or if they have a Quick Query they can contact us via email, phone or drop in.

Book a Class

If you are a lecturer teaching at NCI, you can book a class with the Library Help Centre for your students. We offer a variety of classes for your students, we keep flexible hours and we can conduct the class in person or online.

You can request the following types of bespoke classes:

  • Academic writing and referencing
  • Using the Mendeley reference manager
  • Accessing and using the library’s online resources
  • Preparing for and writing a literature review

We recommend for any class that they are tied into particular assignments so that we can make the class more relevant and focused for the students.

How to book a class:

If you wish to book a class, please try to do so at least three days in advance by contacting us via email, phone or in person.

Please provide us with the following information regarding the session you require:

  1. Module and course details
  2. Assignment or project details that you would like to link to the class
  3. Details of what kind of help the students need
  4. Specify the preferred date and time of the class

The Library Help Centre hours adapt to demand, if you require an early evening or Saturday class, this is possible provided we are given enough notice and the time slot is available.

Services Available for Your Students

Whether your students are coming to college straight from school, a different country, or after years in work, they may find that it differs from any studying they have done before.

The Library Help Centre is here to help students find their feet and to develop the skills they need to succeed in whatever challenges they face throughout their course. 

We provide a professional, friendly, and free service to all NCI students in every discipline and at every level of academic study at NCI.

Research Assistance for Lecturers

The Library Help Centre offers research support to lecturers as well. We can assist you with finding resources for your own research or advise you on meeting the referencing requirements of journals when submitting papers.

If you would like assistance, then you are welcome to contact us and make an appointment. Alternatively, if you would prefer assistance online, you may email the Library Help Centre and we will do our best to help you.