Archive for May, 2008

May 12, 2008

New books for the Library

by Debbie

Sunny book
If you’d like something to read while enjoying the lovely sunshine that we’ve been having lately, why not try one of the new Environmental Technology books from the Library? As usual, the pdf is below.

New Env Tech Books

And if you’d like something more recreational, then have a look at the new material (Books, CDs and DVDs) available from the Haldane Collection.

New Haldane Material

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May 2, 2008

Defeated by databases? Enraged by e-journals? Help is at hand!

by Katharine Thompson

If you are having difficulty navigating your way through the huge number of online resources provided by the library we may be able to help you. Our programme of lunchtime training courses will start in a couple of weeks and will give you help and advice on using a variety of our most popular databases.
Book your place by completing our online form.

Sessions on offer are:
EBSCO Business Source Complete
Tuesday 20 May, 12:00 – 13:00
Ebsco provides access to a wealth of business information including company and country reports and full-text journal articles. This session is for business and non-business students who need to find business information for their projects.

CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
Friday 30 May, 12:00 – 13:00
CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) covers major areas of research, including environmental sciences, materials science, biological sciences, engineering and computer science.

Web of Science
Wednesday 14 May, 12:00 – 13:00
This multidisciplinary database covers a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, humanities, medicine and social sciences. It also includes cited references for all articles.

PubMed
Thursday 29 May, 12:00 – 13:00
This is the most comprehensive source for biomedical articles. This session is for students who need to find information in medicine and related subjects.

Compendex
Monday 12 May, 12:00 – 13:00
This is the most comprehensive database for engineering information and is a key resource for all engineering students.

Intelligent use of the Internet – learn which sources on the Internet to trust
Friday 23 May, 12:00 – 13:00
We all use the internet but we don’t always know how reliable it is. This session will show you how to decide whether the information you find on the internet is valuable research or just plain rubbish!

Metalib, the library’s portal
Tuesday 13 May, 12:00 – 13:00
This information portal provides access to databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the Library. Many of the resources can be cross-searched, where a single search is carried out on more than one database.

RefWorks
Thursday 15 May, 12:00 – 13:00
Learn how to store your references and create a reference list

Reading and Note Taking
Wednesday 28 May 12:00 – 13:00
Learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills

If you can’t make these sessions, or have a specific enquiry please contact Katharine or Debbie to arrange a one-to-one training session.

May 2, 2008

Photocopying charges reduced in Central Library

by Katharine Thompson

The cost of B/W copying and printing in the Central Library will be reduced from 3 May.

The new charges are:
A4 – 3p per side
A3 – 6p per side

Colour copy charges remain the same at:
A4 colour – 15p per side
A3 colour – 30p per side

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