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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


This guide provides information, links to resources, and guidance on literature searching, academic referencing, and research for staff and students undertaking the following programmes and activities:

  • PgCert in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education
  • MSc Blended and Online Education
  • Staff undertaking ENroute
  • L&T ENssentials workshops
  • Staff and students engaging in learning and teaching research. 

If you are new to the Library, we recommend you check out the Getting Started section below, which provides information about the basics of using the Library's resources and services, accessibility and inclusion, developing your academic skills, a short video tour of Sighthill Learning Resource Centre (LRC), and FAQs. 

If you are interested in booking yourself on to one of the Library's training sessions run throughout the year, see the Training & Events section below for further details. 

If you would like to get in touch with me for support with searching for information or literature in your subject area, using library resources, academic referencing, reference management, or academic publishing, please click on the Email Us link below (emails go to our general Library email address, so my colleagues can reply to you or pass your enquiry on to me as quickly as possible).

"Email Us" button (will open in your email application)

Training & Events

Information Services run regular, bookable training sessions to support staff and students to develop their academic and professional skills. Click on specific date below for details of available session(s) and the booking link(s). 

The Library runs a number of sessions relevant to students and staff in the School of Applied Sciences on such topics as literature searching, APA 7th referencing style, reference management tools, research skills, and academic publishing. 

Getting Started

If you're a new student, we strongly recommend you read through the Library's Getting Started page to find out about our three campus libraries, opening times, borrowing books, finding your reading lists, printing and photocopying, and more. 

The Introduction to Computing and Library Services module on Moodle aims to give you the information you need to get started with Library and IT services when you first arrive at University. It is available 24/7 throughout the year and you can access it as many times as you like.

See Introducing our Libraries for more information on how to join our quick and friendly introduction sessions to the online and campus libraries.

Watch the video below for a quick tour of Sighthill Campus Learning Resource Centre (LRC) which supports the School of Applied Sciences and the School of Health and Social Care.

Sighthill LRC is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Helpdesk on LRC 2 is staffed from 8.45 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Monday to Friday. For location and contact information and to find out more about facilities and services, see About Sighthill LRC

The Library aims to:

  • Provide equal opportunity and access to services and collections
  • Take a positive and flexible approach to promoting the full integration of everyone into all aspects of our activities
  • Work with Student Wellbeing and Inclusion and other departments as required to identify the best way to meet students’ specific needs.
  • Be open and receptive to feedback and welcome comments on our service.

For information about accessing our physical libraries, inclusion services, alternative formats, specialist software, and more, please see our Accessibility and Inclusion web pages. 

The Academic Skills Team at Edinburgh Napier University offer a range of workshops and one-to-one advice to help you to develop academic skills.  Support is offered in a variety of ways to suit your individual needs.