We have all heard about the health benefits of green leafy vegetables on our bodies but did you also know that surrounding yourself around green leafy plants can also have health benefits on our bodies too? Numerous scientific studies have shown that just adding some green indoor plants to a workplace environment can bring major positive benefits to workers. Maybe we should consider adding some green indoor plants to our workspace at BCU.
Here are the top five benefits that ‘Greening Up’ indoor workspaces can bring:
- They can decrease stress. The colour green is believed to have a relaxing and calming effect on humans, which can help bring down work related tension, anxiety, anger and hostilities, which all helps to lift workers’ spirits and makes a happy working environment for everyone. https://www.verywellmind.com/color-psychology-green-2795817
Library staff have worked with colleagues in IT, Centre for Academic Success and staff at Clarivate Analytics to add the BCU Harvard Style to EndNote reference management software.
This means students and staff can now select BCU Harvard as an output style from within the desktop and web versions of EndNote. An EndNote plugin for word processing software will then allow users to produce reference lists and bibliographies automatically in the format used by the University.
If you want further information about BCU’s referencing guidelines visit here.
If you want training on how to use EndNote Web, IT offer workshops, check out their schedule for further details.
We are running our How to events next week.
Library staff will be visiting all 5 of our campus libraries to show you how to get help from the library and the various different ways to contact us.
The timetable for the sessions is below:
|Mon 5 March
||School of Art Library,
|11:30 to 12:30
|Tue 6 March
||11:30 to 12:30
|Wed 7 March
||11:30 to 12:30
|Thu 8 March
||School of Jewellery Library, Vittoria Street
||10:00 to 11:00
|Fri 9 March
||Mary Seacole Library
||11:30 to 12:30
Hope to see you there!
^Posted on behalf of Huizhe Jin and Janet Fox, Customer Services.
Do you want to discover more about how to use library resources, services and databases?
Then sign up to one of our drop-in sessions where you can:
- Get hands-on experience of using our databases eg. CINAHL; MEDLINE: Cochrane: PSYCHArticles; SPORTSDiscus; Summon
- Learn how to get the most out of the databases
- Improve your search skills and techniques to get better results
Sessions take place in Seacole 271, and are running from now until April.
Simply book your place via moodle (Open Sessions at City South)
^Posted on behalf of the Learning, Teaching & Research Team, Seacole Library
From Monday 8th January we have a new room bookings system in place for Curzon Library, which includes the individual/group study rooms within the library, as well as the new study rooms within the Open Learning Zone in Curzon B (available as soon as the area is fully open).
The new form is easy to use – just select up to two hours and confirm your booking within 1 hour by clicking the link sent to your university email.
The new link is available here – please update your old bookmarks!
General rules for study rooms
- Please don’t exceed the maximum number of people stated on the door to each room! Sometimes we find 4 or 5 people squished into a 2-person room – asides from being really uncomfortable for you, it’s a health and safety issue. Group rooms are available, plus there’s loads of space in Curzon B for group study.
- Remember that most of our study rooms are within the yellow quiet zones. They aren’t soundproof, so if you’re chatting loudly or playing music, you’re potentially disturbing those around you who are trying to study.
- No food or drinks allowed! It’s a small space, often with computer equipment present. Spillages, litter and smelly food make it unpleasant for those using the room after you, so we ask that you eat/drink in the designated cafe areas within the building. Plus, it’s good to have a break from studying.
- Please don’t leave belongings in the rooms when you’re not in there – we wouldn’t want them to go missing, and it’s not fair to other students who are prevented from using the space because of it. If we find unattended bags/laptops/coats in rooms then we will ask security officers to remove them.