Library Induction

Welcome to the Library part of the Library & Information Services induction.

Here you will learn about how you can access resources that are designed to support you in your learning.

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MetSearch

MetSearch is how you can easily find academic resources - books, journals, images, videos, reports, everything!

MetSearch is available on any device and via the Cardiff Met App.

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MetSearch Essentials

Most important to remember – Sign in!

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Then, simply type what you want to find into the search box to find thousands of high quality academic resources – and not a bit of fake news among them.

You can look for electronic books and electronic journal articles specifically on MetSearch; select “Online Access” and this will narrow down your results to online resources only.

Looking for physical books? Try our click and collect service

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Your library account

Want to check what you have reserved, or what books you have borrowed and when they’re due back?

View your library account by signing in to MetSearch, clicking your name and selecting My Library Account.

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Reading Lists

This is something quite new for us – we are working with your tutors to get all the reading lists for your courses. This will mean that everything you need for any module will be all together in one place for you.

To find your lists, sign into MetSearch and go to 'Reading Lists.'

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Find out more about reading lists.

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Your Academic Librarian

We have a team of academic librarians, who can help you hone your skills in searching and evaluating your results, to ensure you use the best academic information for your subject and assignments.

Get in touch with them via email/webchat - and you can book a Teams 1-2-1 appointment.

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Academic Skills

Our dedicated Academic Skills team is here to help you build and enhance your skills to ensure academic success.

They have put together one-page guides on topics like academic writing, reflective writing and referencing. You can find them all here.

You can also access the Study Smart module on Moodle. This module is there for everyone to use – no need to enrol – and you can work through the module in your own time to build your skills.

Keep an eye on MetHub for Academic Practice workshops. These will be live sessions on Teams, led by Academic Librarians and Academic Skills Specialists, covering all the skills you will need to search for and use academic information in your assignments.

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IT Induction


Have you completed the IT Induction yet? Ensure you do so to find out about the crucial software and services you will be using daily.