Archive for March, 2009

March 26, 2009

Resource of the Month: Environmental Technology theses

by Debbie

The Library holds a collection of over 2000 Environmental Technology theses. You can find details of all of them on the Library Catalogue.

If you want to find a specific thesis, you can do an author/title search using the ‘Word or phrase’ search from the Quick Search screen. If you would like to see all of the theses we have, click on the ‘Complex Search’ button, and then fill it in as shown below. You can then browse the list of theses.


The theses are in two locations; on open access on Level 4 of the Central Library, for a rolling 5 years (currently 2003-2007), and in the Stores for older theses. To see these, you will need to complete a form at the Issue Desk in the Central Library. Store requests are collected at 11.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday and are usually available within 1 hour.

Last year’s theses are available on Blackboard, in the Core Course area. When we receive the print versions in the Library, we’ll blog about it to let you know!

March 23, 2009

New books now in the Library

by Debbie

book-pileThe latest batch of Environmental Technology books is now in the Library. Please see the list below for titles – just click on the title to go to the book’s entry on the library catalogue.

New Environmental Technology books March 2009

Also, there is new material in the Haldane collection, including some new CDs; see the list below.

New Haldane Collection material March 2009

As ever, if you have a suggestion for us to purchase, please contact Katharine.

March 20, 2009

New library podcast available

by Debbie


The second in the Library’s series of podcasts, Top tips for smart searchers, is now available. This episode focuses on journals.

You can see all the Library’s podcasts here, or you can subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes, or your chosen software, to be alerted every time a new podcast is available.

March 18, 2009

Building work at the Central Library

by Debbie

builderThere is building work taking place on Level 4 of the Central Library. This will create more student space when it is complete.

However, there may be some noisy work in the meantime, which we will try to keep to a minimum. The Library apologises for any inconvenience.

March 17, 2009

Study space poll

by Debbie

The Library is currently running a poll on study space. You can vote on whether you prefer to study in a quiet or group study area. The poll will run until the 15th April.

You can vote by going to the Library website, and using the voting buttons in the grey side bar on the right hand side.

March 16, 2009

Join the Library on Twitter!

by Debbie

The Library has just started a trial of Twitter, the micro-blogging service. We hope that this will supplement the Library’s web page and blogs. To see updates from the Library, you can follow imperiallibrary, or just go to our homepage on twitter.

If you would like more information on what Twitter is, and how it works, then have a look at this short video from Common Craft.

March 9, 2009

Easter vacation loan arrangements

by Debbie

Easter eggs
If you would like to borrow books from the Library for the Easter vacation, please see the loan arrangements on the Library webpage.

Please note that if you want to take advantage of the vacation loan period, you will need to tell Library staff when you borrow the book.

March 6, 2009

Web of Knowledge maintenance this Sunday

by Debbie

The ISI Web of Knowledge Saved Search Histories function will be unavailable on Sunday March 8th for about an hour from 15.00. All other services should be unaffected.

For more information, see their website here.

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