We need you… Part 2

Graduate PlusLLR

We need students to take part in some focus groups to help us understand your perspective on navigating around our systems to access library resources.

You would be required to attend two sessions, one in May this academic year, and one next academic year in the Spring term.

Each session lasts 2 hours and involves

  1. Scenario based activities to enable us to detail your experiences of accessing library resources. We will assess your customer journey in terms of ease, quality and emotional response.
  2. Focus group discussion

We value your input because understanding your perspectives and hearing ‘your’ voice are essential to the development of our processes and services.

The dates for Session 1 are:

Tuesday 2nd May 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Thursday 4th May 10am – 12noon

Tuesday 9th May 1pm – 3pm

If you are interested in participating please email llrservicedevelopment@bcu.ac.uk 

Participation counts towards your Silver award.

^This was posted on behalf of BCU Graduate+ and Library and Learning Resources.

We need you… Part 1

Graduate PlusLLR

We are looking for as many 1st and 2nd year BCU students as possible to take part in our online survey.

The survey involves completing a scenario based question around finding library resources via our library systems.

We value your input because understanding your perspectives and hearing ‘your’ voice are essential to the development of our processes and services.

If you are interested in participating please email ebase@bcu.ac.uk

Participation counts towards your Bronze award.

 

^This was posted on behalf of BCU Graduate+ and Library and Learning Resources.

Collection Spotlight: HS Talks – Biomedical and Life Science Lectures

A collection spotlight

Great News!

We have now subscribed to HSTalks – Biomedical and Life Science Lectures.

This resource is useful for students and researchers, providing access to lectures on health related content  by leading experts from around the globe. New lectures are added each month and the content is regularly reviewed and updated.

HS Talks

 

To access this resource log into iCity, look for the red library tile, select Links then Find Resources then A-Z of Resources.

^Trudi

Summon searching: a how-to guide (part 2)

Today our peer mentor continues looking at how to search Summon effectively. Part one here.

Hello again! Welcome to the second half of the series on Summon. Previously, we looked at how to utilise Summon to search for journal articles using different filters. While those tips are essential to find reliable results, there is a second part that will also benefit your searches on Summon. This is the Advanced Search.

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This is what the Advanced Search page looks like. We will go through the different sections step by step.

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Summon searching: a how-to guide (part 1)

Today our peer mentor looks at how to search Summon effectively for full text, peer-reviewed journal articles.

Welcome to Summon: BCU’s answer to Google. Summon 2.0 is the easiest way to access all the resources available to you as a BCU student for your research. While Google can throw up a whole manner of content, most of it is unreliable for academic research. On the other hand, Summon contains academic resources from a wide variety of databases to cover all courses. This blog post will introduce you to Summon and show you how to utilise it to get accurate results for your search.

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The most common use of Summon within the university is searching for online journal articles. Journal articles are perfect for any type of assignment or research. Unlike big, chunky textbooks, journal articles focus on a specific area of research and generally focus on the author’s own current study. Another positive aspect of online journal articles is that you can access up-to-date research so you can be confidence in their relevance to your assignments. Finally, by using journal articles in your work, you are showing that you are going further than your reading list and using a wide range of reading giving you a greater understanding of the topic.

However, how do you go about using Summon to search for journal articles?

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