Category Archives: Training and Passport – find out more!

Financial Times (

If you want to see how to get the best out of, the online version of the Financial Times, two of the FT’s academic trainers are visiting Exeter on Wednesday December 9th and will be giving a presentation in Forum Exploration Lab 1 from 12.30 – 1.30pm. There is no need to book – just turn up. Following this they will be available at a stand outside the Library until 3.00 pm to answer any of your queries and questions – drop by and say hello. is available to all members of Exeter University via the Electronic Library – listed under resource type Newspapers as Financial Times ( or via the library catalogue. You don’t need a separate login – just sign in with your Exeter username and password and set up a free account using your Exeter email address and your own password. If you have problems getting into the online version use either of the links above to get back into contact. You can also read it on most mobile devices.


Trainers from Passport will be coming to Exeter on Tuesday December 8th  and will be giving a demonstration of the database in the Bateman Lecture Theatre in Building: One (Business School). Again, there is no need to book.

If you need market research information for your research, Passport from Euromonitor is an incredibly valuable resource. The database has global industry data, market research and country reports. It supports a wide range of courses, including international business and marketing, economics, social sciences, humanities, international relations, travel and tourism, hospitality management and food marketing. Over 205 countries are researched, both developed and emerging markets. It also has detailed profiles of the top international companies, compiled in a standardised format for cross analysis.


Deskside Training Service

Did you know that if you are a member of staff, or a research postgraduate, the library offers one-to-one training at your desk?

Our team of Subject Librarians can offer advice on finding resources in your subject area and managing your references, as well as offering assistance for the resources aspect of research bids or proposals. In addition, we also advise on Open Access issues: how you can use our institutional repository ORE to raise the profile of your research and to comply with research funders’ Open Access publication requirements.

To book an appointment, please send a message to, stating which College/discipline you belong to, brief details of what you’d like to ask about, and a convenient date/time. We’ll get back to you and arrange to pop over to your desk/office.

For undergraduates or taught postgraduates, we offer group training sessions as well as individual appointments in the libraries: please see the Subject Guides pages for further help and contact details of your Subject Librarian.

Library and Research Skills module in ELE


Would you like to learn about effective information searching and research skills, and discover more about the different kinds of library resources available to you? Then the Library and Research Skills module in ELE is for you! In it you will find lots of information to help you find and use different kinds of resources.

You don’t have to work systematically through the module! Simply dip into it as and when you need information about a particular type of resource or want to learn more about a particular library technique or tool.

The topic areas include information skills, referencing, using the library catalogue, research databases, books, journals, theses, current awareness services and using the Internet.

A key feature of the module is the suite of video tutorials providing quick and easy to follow demonstrations of all kinds of library and research techniques and skills. For example: finding a book, an electronic book or a journal article on the library catalogue. Or learn how to activate your reading history, so that you can see all the books you’ve ever borrowed from our libraries. Not to mention the demonstrations on setting up a blog, or finding book reviews. And that’s just a few of the tutorials on offer.

There are also short films introducing you to different library services and facilities. Why not watch the introductions to the Forum Library and Lasok Law Library, or meet your Subject Librarian team on film?

There are various ways to access the Library and Research Skills module:

Get to Know Your Subject Librarians

Group - Large but croppedIf you need help with finding resources either in the library or online then the person to turn to is your Subject Librarian.

If you are not sure who they are and what they do then you can watch this short video to find out or go to the “Getting Help” page, use the drop down menu to select your subject.  All their contact details are there and they are happy to meet you or answer queries by phone or e-mail.

So don’t struggle, contact your librarian today.