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These pages contain quick links to services and resources for staff and students provided by the Library and other groups.

Find it Fast! wiki Toolkit of resources to help you find good quality information
Primo Search library collections for items on shelves and online materials
Library Catalogue Search our library holdings
Library Guides Online guides to our services and resources
Podcasts Audio recordings about library facilities, services and collections
Refworks Log into your Refworks account
VodCasts Video-style demonstrations on how to use databases

Access your My Account section on Primo, for details of items borrowed and other useful features.

You will need to login with your username and password to access.

MyAberdeen is the University's enhanced Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It features new social learning, teaching and communication tools that foster more logical, visually impacting, and active learning opportunities for students.

See the Library's Learning Support for students for more details about this service.

If you are interested in assessing and reflecting upon your present skills and development needs look up ACHIEVE. This service is available from the MyAberdeen site.

Go to MyAberdeen Login.

Students in an examFind past exam papers quickly and easily online on the Exam Papers database.

Help and advice

Library Guide: QG DBS007 Exam Papers - How do I find Past Exam Papers? (PDF).

Student Learning Service offers workshops on revision strategies and exam techniques.

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Library staff are happy to help you with using our facilities, collections and services. Every library has staffed information desks where you can ask for help in person. Alternatively you can use the Who To Contact listings to get help by email or telephone.

Guidance online

To support independent we have produced a series of vodcasts and audiopods (podcasts) that you can watch and listen to anytime.


Library VodCasts are demonstrations on how to access electronic resources and find materials using library search tools such as the catalogue and electronic databases. They are video-style recordings or screencasts, so you see a step-by-step guide on your computer monitor, accompanied by a spoken commentary or text box.


Library AudioPODS are audio recordings (podcasts) about some of our services and resources which you can download to your computer, iPad, iPod/mp3 player or mobile phone. Accompanying each AudioPod is a transcript for you to download and print off.

Help and advice

Do you have a quick question? Why don't you contact our Ask a Librarian instant messaging service? It's open from 9am to 5pm weekdays during term-time.

There are many other ways of finding out about our facilities and services. See our Help and Support page for details of how you can obtain help.

There is so much going on in Library, Special Collections and Museums that we want you to know about - the Sir Duncan Rice Library, new collections - old collections, exhibitions, workshops, and much more!

We publish ezines (electronic newsletters) to keep you up to date with all our collections, services and facilities. These pages provide links to:

  • HeadLines, published two or three times a year
  • New Library Update, an update published while the new University Library was under construction (ceased publication)