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Here you will find all the resources available for your subject area, all in one place. These pages include links to Journals, Books, EBooks, Databases, professional and recommended websites, along with information on assignment writing and how to boost your grades
Bite Sized Guides
Learning Resources have created a variety of video guides which will help you access our systems and services, Including how to access; Emails, office 365 and ebooks.
Bookable Information and Support Sessions
Our informal academic skills sessions are full of useful information, tips and practical exercises to help you develop the skills you need to get the most from your studies.
Our sessions include:
A short, introductory session and welcome tour to give an overview of the facilities available. This session is recommended as standard for all students.
A practical session demonstrating how to access Proportal, Student Email,, MyMoodle, Library Catalogue, Office 365 and Cloud Storage. Students will learn how to communicate and manage their own electronic resources.
An introductory session to LibGuides (subject guides) that pull together all types of information about a particular subject or course of study. LibGuides contain information about the centres’ physical resources (books, databases, multimedia, etc) and a range of online resources. The session will give the students the essential skills to search for: Academic e-databases, e-journals, e-books and the Library catalogue.
This is a fun, interactive session in which students will use LRC resources to solve a crime. Students are given a crime scene scenario and a set of clues to solve. Using the library catalogue, databases and e-resources students can work individually, in pairs or groups to be the first to identify the crime’s perpetrator.
Harvard Referencing and Plagiarism
The session will cover the principles of Harvard Referencing, and provides an overview of why and when we use it. Students will learn how to reference books, journal articles and websites. They will also gain an insight into the pitfalls of plagiarism and copyright.
An introduction to the service provided by UCLan Library. Students will learn how to borrow UCLan books via Learning Resources Centres and how to search for relevant UCLan online resources, both on and off campus.
Academic Study Skills - Made Easy
An interactive session where students will identify aspects of their studying habits requiring development. Students will improve their metacognitive awareness, learning practical strategies to help with a range of academic study skills including: time management, note taking and higher order reading skills.
Underpinning Academic Success
This session will help students develop the skills and confidence needed to be expert and resilient learners. Students will take part in a range of activities designed to help them manage their expectations, set realistic goals and increase their motivation to succeed.
To book a session please contact any of the Learning Resources Centres.
Please see contact details on the left hand side of this page.
We can also provide 1:1 support to suit your needs. Please speak to a member of the Learning Resources Team to arrange this.
Learning Resource Support
Staff are available to give help with general Library and IT enquiries during all staffed Library opening times. You can contact us in person, by email or over the phone. Our contact details can be found on the lefthand side of this page.
Additional Learning Support (ALS)
Additional Learning Support are a large team consisting of Tutors, LSAs (Learning Support Assistants), LSOs (Learning Support Officers), Coordinators and Administrative Staff.
Each member of the team is available to discuss with you the support that Wigan and Leigh College offer.
Additional Learning Support exists to ensure that you are working to your full potential and offering support that will enable you to overcome any barriers to learning that you may have. A barrier to learning may be because of a difficulty or disability; however, you do not need to have a 'recognised' difficulty or disability to access support at the college.
Additional Learning Support