Drop-in and tutoring
The Library offers guidance throughout your studies. Welcome to discover, explore and develop your academic skills with us.
At the University Library, your learning is at the centre. Come meet us and develop your academic literacy skills. You will learn about information retrieval, source evaluation, reading strategies, academic writing and oral presentation and seminar skills. Have a look at our activities this semester below.
Drop-in is closed for the summer from June 2.
Tuesdays in the library 12:00-1:30 pm.
Thursdays on Zoom 12:00-1:30 pm, https://lnu-se.zoom.us/j/65270392090
We are available to consult on search strategies, finding scientific sources and referencing (only Thursdays).
Drop-in is a student-active format, meaning that you bring questions and topics with you that you would like to discuss. You need to activate your microphone and camera when you enter the Zoom drop-in meeting room. We each meet with one student at a time and you will be placed in a queue until we are available.
Research & Assignment Support
Every Tuesday during the semester we offer Assignment Support. You can bring an assignment you are working on, and we are available to help answer questions and discuss your assignment with you. You don’t need to sign-up – just show up!
Time and place: Every Tuesday at 10-12 at the University Library in Kalmar (St2009) and Växjö (Alexandria).
Book individual consultation
The Academic Skills Centre offer individual guidance on study skills, academic writing and oral presentation skills. Please book a Zoom consultation below and we will send out the link ahead of time.
Book a librarian
Book an librarian is closed for the summer from 3 July - 23 August.
If you need tutoring in searching for information you can book a librarian. Booking a librarian is an option if you have already searched for information on your own but have encountered problems and need help to proceed.
How does a booked session work?
At a booked session your questions and needs are our starting point. Our goal is that you will develop your ability to search and evaluate information in accordance with the academic standards for your assignment.
Prepare by going through the searches you have made and think about what areas you need the most help with. It is helpful if you write down questions in advance and bring examples of searches you have made or any relevant references you have found. Please read through the instructions for your assignment where requirements for literature are described. If possible, bring your own computer!
The session takes about 60 minutes. During our meeting we discuss the questions and examples that you have taken with you. This can be such issues as:
- Understanding what demands for information searching are expressed in the assignment
- Planning the search process and creating a relevant search strategy
- Evaluating and choosing academic material
- Choosing the relevant database or search engine
- Finding and using good search terms
- Searching efficiently in different databases, and a lot more.
Use the comments and examples you have received during the tutoring session in your continued search for information. If you need further support you are welcome to visit the library web site or information desk, watch the library’s videos at LnuPlay, use our subject guides or chat with us.