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Below are a selection of resources to help you use the Internet, improve your study skills and find general online reference resources such as dictionaries. (Of the Internet Skills Tutorials the first three may prove to be of particular use.)

General Study Skills section provides a number of links to study skill resouces located at academic institutions. These resources can help with time management, note taking, essay writing and exam revision. More specifically there are links to Maths study skills.

The reference resources provide links to medical and general dictionaries.

Reference Resources

General Study Skills

Highly recommended:

1. Bournemouth University Study Skills
There are excellent study skills guides on MyBU, Bournemouth University's VLE. These cover all aspects of study skills from preparing for presentations to compiling a literature review.

2. LearnHigher
The LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is a partnership of 16 Universities, led by Liverpool Hope University, committed to improving student learning through providing excellent resources to support students' learning development, and through practice-led research to inform the effective use of those resources. Thier resources, in 20 Learning Areas, are freely available to all.


Citing References

Please refer to Bournemouth University's 'BU Guide to Citation in the Harvard style' (PDF) on their Citing References webpage. If you would like to use EndNote Web to assist you with Referencing, see our intranet page on EndNote Web.

I-Cite: A Student's Guide to Citing References from the University of Birmingham: this resource may also be useful.

Internet Skills Tutorials

Internet Web Text John December's extensive coverage of 'orientation, guides, reference materials, browsing and exploring tools, subject and word-oriented searching tools, and information about connecting with people'


IT/MS Office Skills

Florida Gulf Coast University - Powerpoint 2000 Tutorial

Microsoft Office Home Page

Maths & Statistics Study Skills

Instat - an interactive statistical package

Visit the above link (University of Reading webiste) for a free tutorial and more information about Instat.

Reference Resources

Acronym and Abbreviations

Library Catalogues

Online Medical Dictionary

Medline Plus Health Information

Merriam-Websters Online Dictionary

Search Engine Skills

Internet Search Engines

Search Engine Watch