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Reading Lists

Reading lists

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Information and Digital Literacy


Find out how the Library can help you help your students with our package of information and digital literacy sessions.



Information on services supporting research included ARC, Open Access and the next REF.

How can we help your students?


Getting Started

Get a headstart with this quick online guide to getting started with the Library and IT at Abertay.



Online information and interactive tutorials on IT, referencing, academic writing and more.

Library & IT Workshops


We have a range of Library and IT workshops running throughout the year aimed at staff and students. 

Library and IT Drop-ins

Academic Librarians and the Digital Skills Advisor are available to answer enquires during term-time at the following times:

  • Tuesdays, 11-12
  • Wednesdays, 12-1
  • Thursdays, 3-4 

Unless otherwise advertised, all drop-ins are in the IT Training Suite on Floor 2 of the Library.

We can help with: 

  • referencing
  • RefWorks
  • finding literature
  • managing long documents: formatting, page numbers, tables etc
  • managing data in Excel
  • poster presentations using PowerPoint

How can we help you?

Academic Librarians and Digital Skills Officer

Each Division is supported by an Academic Librarian and the Digital Skills Officer supports all Schools with Microsoft Office applications, Blackboard and Pebblepad.

Dundee Business School      
 Division of Business and Management Carolyn Mustard 308891
 Division of Accounting, Finance and Economics Carolyn Mustard 308891
 Division of Law Carolyn Mustard 308891
School of Design and Informatics      
 Division of Games and Arts Sinéad McGhee 308867
 Division of Computing and Mathematics Sinéad McGhee 308867
 Division of Cybersecurity Sinéad McGhee 308867
School of Science, Engineering & Technology      
Division of Natural and Built Environment Susan Smith 308874 
Division of Science  Jean McGuinness 308823
Division of Food and Drink Jean McGuinness 308823
School of Social & Health Sciences      
Division of Mental Health Nursing and Counselling Noelle McDougall  308836 
Division of Psychology Carolyn Mustard 308891
Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences Carolyn Mustard 308891
Division of Sociology  Sinéad McGhee 308867
Graduate School  Noelle McDougall  308836
Digital Skills Officer - all Schools Nicola McBride 308857 


For help with referencing styles: Harvard, APA and OSCOLA.


Learn more about how to manage your references using RefWorks.


Guides for staff and students on what you can use and share legally.

Can I borrow AV equipment?

There is an AV collection which includes digital cameras, laptops, DVD and audio recorders, mobile phones and other items that can be used to aid teaching and learning. A full list of equipment is available on the online booking system. The equipment can be borrowed and returned to the Support and Enquiry Zone (SEZ) level 1 of the Library.

Can the Library purchase personal orders?

We can order non-library items for your projects or research wherever you work in the University. Contact Book Orders with the details of the item you wish you request, a full fund code, and e-mail authorisation from a signatory of the fund.

Many publishers offer free inspection copies of book titles. Please check the publishers webpage to find out how to do this.

Can I record TV and radio prgrammes for my teaching?

The University holds an ERA (Educational Recording Agency) Licence which allows recordings to be made of television, radio and internet broadcasts for educational use. More information about the Licence can be found on our Copyright pages.

How do I use the interlibrary loan service?

The Interlibrary loan service supports research by obtaining material that is not in stock at Abertay. To use the service simply sign up for an Interlibrary loan account and you can then submit your requests online. Most requests for journal articles are delivered electronically to your email account.

Finding Resources

Information on finding the resources you need for your research.

Abertay Research Collections

ARC - Abertay's institutional repository.

Open Access

Open Access support pages.