Get Help and Training

We can help you make more effective use of a wide range of information resources, whether you’re looking for evidence to support patient care, carry out research, or complete coursework.

Staffordshire University students

We can answer most enquiries at the library enquiry desk, but for more in-depth support, we have two members of staff who can help by appointment.

shaun-coatesShaun Coates, Academic Skills Tutor Librarian, is at Shrewsbury on Mondays for drop-in or support by appointment, and also on Tuesdays by appointment only. For more information and contact details or to book an appointment, see Shaun’s page on the Staffordshire University website.

Shaun can help you with library research skills – locating books, eBooks, eJournals, eNewpapers, subject database searches and finding quality webpages for your assignment.

l-tomkinson_smallLiz Tomkinson, Academic Skills Tutor (Study Skills) is at Shrewsbury on Fridays. For more information and contact details, or to book an appointment, see Liz’s page on the Staffordshire University website.

Liz can help with improving academic writing, studying effectively, and using website resources.



Information skills training

We can offer training for groups or individuals, in the libraries or at your workplace. Please contact us to arrange training.

Alternately, this special issue of EBLIP contains numerous hints and tips on how to carry out your own research and critical appraisals.


See our separate pages for Critical Appraisal and Referencing.

NHS Healthcare Databases

Many databases are available to help you locate articles and other information. Help and training is available, and a selection of our guides is available below.

Other Databases