Chat is Offline
Academic Skills

Academic Skills

We support the information needs of Undergraduate and Taught Master’s Students. We are located on the ground floor of the Library. Drop-in or make and appointment.

Book a visit

Workshops for Students

Academic Skills workshops are available as drop-in classes. These workshops support all Undergraduate and Taught Master’s Students in finding, using, and managing information.

Weeks 2-3

  • First Year In: Get off to a flying start and learn about using scholarly sources, using the Library catalogue & getting the most out of your Library to make your first year a success

Weeks 4-6

  • Finding Articles and Books: Learn about the main features of the Library catalogue, how to search for scholarly articles, books and ebooks, search for topics on the Library catalogue and refine results, and discover databases relevant to your subject area.

Assignment Supports

  • Cite Them Right: Learn the basics of referencing, tools to help you manage your references and tips on maintaining good academic integrity including emerging challenges such as contract cheating and AI
  • Conducting a Literature Review: Learn how to think critically about the information you use, how to narrow a topic to create a research question and create a search strategy using Boolean commands, filters and drop-down menus
  • Endnote for Citing & Referencing: Learn how to use Endnote to manage your reference library and use Cite While You Write (CWYW) to cite and reference your sources
  • Research Skills for Students: This session gives a good overview of what’s involved in the research process. Students will get hands on experience exploring scholarly sources, evaluating information, creating effective search strategies to search the library catalogue/databases and tools for managing references. This workshop is ideal for those embarking on completing bigger pieces of works such as a final year project or a thesis.

Self-Directed Library Guides

Check out the below guides for help getting started in the Library and conducting research.


Further Support

During term time, drop-in at the Academic Skills Hub. Check our opening hours. You can also make an appointment to meet with us either in-person, or virtually over Microsoft Teams. Contact us at academicskills@universityofgalway.ie


Academic Skills Librarians & Assistants

Siobhan Carroll

Siobhan Carroll

Marketing/Engagement and Academic Skills Assistant
Email: siobhan.carroll@universityofgalway.ie
091 49 5229

Gabi Honan

Gabi Honan

Inter-Library Loans/Academic Skills Assistant
Email: gabi.honan@universityofgalway.ie
091 49 5229

Regina Lyons

Regina Lyons

Academic Skills Assistant
Email: regina.lyons@universityofgalway.ie
091 49 5229

Mike Smalle

Mike Smalle

Academic Skills Librarian
Email: michael.smalle@universityofgalway.ie
091 49 5228