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Statistics and Maths Resources

Mathcentre and Statstutor provide online resources to help you study and revise maths and statistics topics.

Resources may be printed or downloaded and include self-study guides, video tutorials, facts and formulae leaflets, tests and quizzes.‚Äč

Cite Them Right

The Library has purchased online platform Cite Them Right:

Key features:

  • Cite any information source, from ancient texts to Twitter
  • Examples are given in Harvard, APA, and Vancouver referencing styles, among many others
  • Simplified advice on referencing online publications
  • Diverse range of sources covered, including medical images, statues, PowerPoint presentations and more
  • Guidance on plagiarism and how to avoid it!


Skills4StudyCampusis an excellent self-directed learning tool - it can help you develop the study skills you require to succeed at university. You can access this online resource anytime, anywhere and start to build up a skill set that will help you make the most of your studies.
The following modules are available:
  • Getting ready for academic study: get a head start on your first year at university
  • Referencing and understanding plagiarism: get a deep understanding of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.  Please check that you are using the correct referencing style (either BU Harvard or APA depending on your course of study) when you write your own references, see the LibGuide on Referencing and EndNote for further information on referencing styles.
  • Critical thinking skills: question assumptions, evaluate the reliability of sources and evidence and compare propositions
  • Writing skills: advice on writing in an academic style suitable for assignments, and practical guidance on how to structure ideas and improve written work.

    Skills4StudyCampus access is via Moodle.

Critical Thinking

Analyse This!
Produced by Learn Higher this is a free online tutorial which helps students learn how to analyse research data

Evaluating web sources (Oxford Brookes University)
The information in this guide will help you work out whether the information you’ve found on the Web is appropriate to use in your academic work

Glossary from Bandolier glossary
This glossary contains definitions for the 'jargon' words often used in health related research

  TLAP Care and Support Jargon Buster - A-Z directory of plain English definitions of the most commonly used words and phrases in health and social care.

OU Safari (Skills in Accessing, Finding & Reviewing Information)
Produced by the Open University this comprehensive guide will help you feel more confident about finding, evaluating, and using information

What is critical thinking?
Produced by Plymouth University this guide looks at how to organise your thoughts and materials, and how to develop an argument.

Book onto a Workshop

Learn a language or improve your English

Off-campus access: Institutional login required (AECC University College username and password). You will also need to create an account with Mango if you would like to track your progress. Otherwise please use 'Guest Access'.

Don't have the Mango Languages app?
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Literature Searching LibGuide

Need a refresher on literature searching? See our Literature Searching LibGuide.

Digital Literacy LibGuide

Would you like to create a professional Digital Footprint? Interested in communicating more effectively online? 

See our Digital Literacy LibGuide.