Archive for February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Mendeley for Researchers workshop

by Debbie

Wednesday 20 March, 14.30 – 16.30, South Kensington, Central Library training room 1 (level 1)

Mendeley’s (free, paid for premium account available: web and offline access) objective is to give researchers access to a vast library of bibliographic references and information through the sharing of individuals’ personal libraries. Through tags and other metadata you can search through all of the information uploaded by other researchers to Mendeley’s online database. Collaborative features, including groups, and social networking features make it a significantly useful tool beyond bibliographic management.

The workshop, run by a member of the Mendeley London team, will also include Imperial researchers talking about how they use Mendeley.

This session is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic staff and postgraduate taught course students who have had little or no experience of using Mendeley.

Sign up for these sessions via the Book a Workshop link on the Library home page.

February 27, 2013

Twitter for Researchers workshop

by Debbie

If you are wondering what we included in our recent Twitter for Researchers workshop, you can take a look at the Prezi from workshop presenters: Andrew Day (@doombrarian) and Jenny Evans (@jennye).

Or for a quick overview of the discussion around the session see this #ImpTwitter: Twitter for Researchers Storify

February 18, 2013

New books in the library February 2013

by Debbie

Here’s the latest list of new books which have been added to the library’s Environmental Technology collection.

As ever, if you have any suggestions for books that you’d like the library to purchase, please email Katharine.

February 8, 2013

Update to Library area in MyImperial

by Debbie

We have recently changed the default for the Favourites box in the MyImperial Library tab so that it contains one link to the library website.
MyImperial

This default will automatically be available to new MyImperial users but existing users should click on the personalise icon My Imperial Personalise icon and Restore defaults to see the change.

You can also click on Add to include your own bookmarks to favourite library web pages, e-journals, databases, etc.

February 6, 2013

Text an attendant in the Central Library

by Debbie

A3-Text-an-attendant-Jan-2013_for_webYou might have seen this poster up around the Central Library. During February, we are trialling a Text an Attendant service, which will allow you to send a text if you are being disturbed in a quiet or silent study area, and we will do our best to investigate. All you need to do is text your location e.g. level 4 journals or level 2 PCs to 020 7594 8883.

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