Libraries in Modern GCSE and A Level Education – Part Two


Once a student reaches GCSE and A level standard education, many schools and colleges require bibliographies to be written at the end of each project, report, dissertation, or essay. Higher marks are always given to those who have read around the subject, and can show which sources have been used for their research. The perfect way to do that is to use a combination of online information and books, and the perfect place to do that is within or via the library.

If your local library does not have the books you require, then the inter-library loan service is easy and inexpensive to use. By planning to order the required texts in advance, the concise student can make sure that the books or papers they need for the completion of a project can be ordered and are within easy reach.

Using the actual, hard-copy books your local library has to offer will provide you with valuable references, but more than this, they will prove all-consuming; books will not distract you with offers of quickly checking your Facebook or Twitter accounts. You’ll not be tempted to just check your email from the pages of a novel or encyclopaedia, and so the volume of work and research you’ll achieve in the time span you’ve allowed yourself will increase, and thereby your productivity.

Although there are fewer in-situ librarians in UK libraries these days, every town county library service has an on-site information service, and an active email line and Twitter link for you access remotely. The majority of these are manned every weekday, so enquiries can be dealt with as quickly as possible.

If you are unsure of the location or resources of your local library, than you can find a basic county by county list for the UK here- List of uk Libraries

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