Friday, 19 November 2010

A couple of Friday things

Since the introduction of self-service and the rise of inquiry-based learning we've started to look at new ways of delivering help and support to library users. As part of a major project, looking at how we can improve our enquiry services, we've set up a brief survey and are asking for input from you to determine some of the recommendations we make. There are just five parts and so it should only take about five minutes to complete. Any input you make is very much appreciated.

You may also be interested to know that our ebook reader pilot is coming to an end. There is still time for you to come along to either Western Bank Library or the Information Commons to give them a go. Feedback submitted before November 30th will be added to our prize draw on December 6th to win either an Amazon Kindle or a Sony eReader.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Engineering Newsletter #1

We've just published our first Library News for Engineering PDF. Have a look and let us know what you think in the comments.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

SciVerse Hub

SciVerse HubSciVerse Hub was launched back in August 2010 targetting researchers looking for more discovery and less searching.

It enables users to search across a range of Elsevier products from a single index of content. Results integrate full text articles, abstracts and citations as well as external web resources from ScienceDirect, Scopus, Scirus and SciTopics. That's over 2,500 journals, including pre 1995 digitised material, 11,000 books and an infinite amount of carefully selected webpages.

Small icons indicate where results are sourced from and provide links to full texts, further information or individual websites.

External Abstract Full Text

Remember that 'abstract' icons indicate results from Scopus, some of which may also be available in full via the University Library. Click on the title of the paper for further information and select  Find It to search the Library's catalogue.