Collection Spotlight: Gale Complete

A collection spotlight

Good news! We have added a suite of databases to our collection, which you can find via the A-Z of Resources (iCity login required):

  • Academic OneFile
  • Archives Unbound
  • Gale Literary Index and Encyclopaedia of Literature
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • General OneFile
  • Infotrac Newsstand

These resources span a wide range of subjects and are linked to Summon for easy searching. The collection includes thousands of journals/articles, ebooks, audio/video files, and full access to The Economist, The New York Times, The Times and The Financial Times.

There’s something in these resources for everybody, so it’s well worth spending a bit of time familiarising yourself with them. Remember you can always pop into Curzon/Seacole Libraries and speak to a librarian to learn more, or you can arrange a tutorial with your Learning, Teaching and Research subject librarian.

Happy browsing!

^Laura

 

Library drop-in session: tips for exam revision

On Thursday 11th May 2017 our Library Peer Mentor is hosting a drop-in session to talk about revising for your exams. Come and visit us in Curzon Atrium, 11am-12pm.

We will be asking students for their own top tip when they are revising and we are going to be compiling them in a poster which will be displayed in the library as well as on the Library’s blog. The aim of this is to promote better revision/study practices among students in a collaborative way. As always, we will also be promoting many of the library’s services that aid revision and assignment writing such as LibAnswers, LibGuides and Inter-Library Loans.

Library Peer Mentor May Drop-In Session Poster

^Posted on behalf of Isaac Paul

Exams coming up?

This event is being jointly organised by the Students Union and Library and Learning Resources.

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We aim to start this event off by having a ‘raising awareness’ session on Monday 8 May in Curzon Atrium.  At this session we are inviting service providers from across the University (Centre for Academic Success, Student Affairs, Complaints team, MIND, SCRATCH radio, Graduate+, Students Union and of course Library and Learning Resources) to have a stand to promote how their service can help students through the stressful time of their exams.

The remaining sessions will run through May and June across campus libraries.  These sessions range from:

Adult colouring

Bubble wrap stations

Exam Tips + promotion of water fountains and free plastic cups

Chill Out zones

Yoga sessions

Table Top games

Anxiety and Mindfulness workshops

Book displays

The majority of these events will run at City Centre campus, but are open to all students.

Students Union will be producing posters to market the event and give further details about each individual session.  These posters will be displayed in prominent sites at each campus.

 

^ Jaspreet Singh, Sheryl Amesbury and Janet Fox

New Service! 24/7 Live Chat

We’re really pleased to announce that we’re now able to chat to you online, 24/7!

We’ve been running our live chat service for a number of years in-house, during the day in term time. Now, we’ve joined a team of international libraries to allow you to talk to a qualified librarian at any time that suits you. We’ll still be logging on, but when we’re not online your question will be answered by a librarian at a partner institution. We’re all committed to giving excellent customer service and making sure you get the help you need.

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You can click the ‘Ask Us’ button on the left to chat to us, or the ‘Email us’ link on the right to send us an email message. You can also text, Tweet, Facebook, phone, or pop in and speak to us!

We really hope you enjoy this service. Please send us a message if you have any feedback or questions.

^Laura

January Peer Mentor drop-in session – journals and more!

On Tuesday 24th January our Library Peer Mentor will be holding a drop-in session 10.30-11.30am near the first floor Curzon Library entrance. Why not pop along and learn something new!

This drop-in session will be focusing on journal articles and how to use Summon to the best of its ability in order to receive the best results. We have prepared six top tips that are guaranteed to return the most appropriate articles for you work. We will also be highlighting the ‘Live Chat with a Librarian’ facility available from the Library Help website.

January Drop-In Session PosterDecember LPM Drop-In Session

^Post on behalf of Isaac Paul