Northern Sydney TAFE Libraries:Library services

NSI Libraries - Services

Whether you come to a Northern Sydney TAFE every day, or only visit it occasionally, or even not at all, NS Librarians can help you with your study needs, including:

  • Finding the right resources quickly and efficiently. These could be books and DVDs or eResources via our databases. NS Libraries subscribe to thousands of eResources that are relevant to the subjects Northern Sydney offers. Go to the A-Z databases to see what’s on offer.
  • Pointing you in the right direction with our online Subject guides, which provide access to a variety of resources specific to your course.
  • Tours and workshops and personalised reference help
  • Quiet study areas, group study areas, computers, laptops, wireless access for  your portable devices, printing and photocopying.

Tours and workshops

NS Libraries offer a range of tours and workshops to meet student needs throughout the academic year.

Tours cover the basic layout of your library, services, location of facilities and an introduction to the specialist resources we have for your course. An introduction to the catalogue with some hands on practice can also be included on request.

Workshops are designed to enhance your information seeking skills. They are tailored to all subject areas and information needs and include information literacy, specialist databases and referencing and plagiarism.

Most tours and workshops are organized through your teaching section. In 2015 NS Libraries will be introducing limited drop in tours and workshops. Please see your library for details.

Reference service

Library staff are available for one-on-one help tailored to your specific assignment requirements, they can help you with:

  • Research advice for your topic
  • Referencing and bibliographies
  • Searching the catalogue
  • Finding statistics
  • Accessing the Student Portal, TAFE email, Studespace (SAKAI) and SharePoint sites.

Got a quick question? Drop in or contact us via phone or email. If your query will take a little time, we can book you a session with a librarian.

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