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The University of Bolton Library

Study Skills

Study Skills Books

The Library has a wide range of material to support the development of essential study skills. You can explore the full range of our resources on Discover, but here are some popular titles from our collection. You can also find a range of study skills tutorials and videos on LEAP Online

General Study Skills

  • Developing essential study skills – Payne, Elaine 371.30281 PAY
  • Effective study skills – Price, Geraldine 378.170281 PRI
  • Essential study skills: the complete guide to success at university – Burns, Tom 378.170281 BUR
  • The good study guide – Northedge, Andrew 371.30281 NOR
  • How to get a good degree: making the most of your time at university – Race, Philip 378.170281 RAC
  • How to study: a short introduction – Turner, Joan 378.170281 TUR
  • How to study: practical tips for university students – Race, Phil 378.170281 RAC
  • How to study and learn: your practical guide to effective study skills – Marshall, Peter 371.30281 MAR
  • Improve your study skills – Coman, Marcia 371.30281 COM
  • Learn to learn: essential study skills – Hopson, Barrie     371.30281 HOP
  • The student skills guide – Drew, Sue 378.170281 DRE
  • The study skills handbook – Cottrell, Stella 371.30281 COT
  • Studying at university: how to be a successful student – McIlroy, David 378.170281 MAC
  • 12 steps to study success – Lashley, Conrad 371.30281 LAS



  • How to use your reading in your essays – Godfrey, Jeanne 808.042 GOD
  • Reading at university: a guide for students – Crème, Phyllis 808.06 CRE
  • Reading critically at university – Metcalfe, Mike 378.170281 MET
  • Reading skills – McCarter, Sam 428.2407 MAC
  • Study reading: a course in reading skills for academic purposes – Glendenning, Eric 371.30281 GLE



  • How to write better essays – Greetham, Bryan 808.042 GRE
  • Reading at university: a guide for students – Crème, Phyllis 808.06 CRE
  • How to write essays and assignments – McMillan, Kathleen 808.066 MAC
  • The student’s guide to writing: grammar, punctuation and spelling – Peck, John 808.042 PEC
  • Writing at university: a guide for students – Crème, Phyllis 808.06 CRE



  • The exam skills handbook: achieving peak performance – Cottrell, Stella 371.30281 COT
  • Exam success: McIlroy, David 378.30281 MAC
  • Study! : a guide to effective learning, revision and examination techniques – Barrass, Robert 371.30281 BAR


Critical Thinking

  • Critical thinking for students: learn the skills of critical assessment and effective argument – Brink-Bugden, Roy 153.43 BRI
  • Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument – Cottrell, Stella 153.43 COT
  • Presentation Skills Presentation skills for students – Van Emden, Joan 808.51 EMD
  • Presentation skills: the essential guide for students – McCarthy, Patsy 808.51 MAC


Time Management

  • Skilful time management! – Levin, Peter 371.30281 LEV
  • Study time management – Underwood, Lynn 371.30281 UND



  • Cite them right: the essential referencing guide – Pears, Richard; Shields, Graham 808.027 PEA
  • The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism - Neville, Colin 808.027 NEV
  • The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism - Neville, Colin E-book: Online

Employability Skills

Looking for resources to develop your Graduate Employability? Check out our Employabiity Skills Resources guide