Thursday, 25 April 2013

Changes to eBook Access

There have been some slight changes to the method of accessing eBooks via the Dawsonera platform.

When you access a Dawsonera eBook via the library catalogue StarPlus, you will see two icons:

Dawsonera read online
Use this this option to navigate through the ebook using the hyperlinked table of contents or by entering a page number.

Dawsonera download

Use this option to download the ebook onto the local drive of your computer, a CD or memory stick for a 24 hour period. 

Further details can be found on the Library webpages

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Bitesize sessions in the IC

IC Bitesize session 7: Employer information

Stand out from the crowd: researching employers

Wednesday, 1st May - 12.10pm in IC Collaboratory 2. 

The Bitesize sessions in the IC resume next week. Employer research is an essential part of preparing for a job application or interview. Everybody else will use Google. Find out how specialist databases can help you to stand out from the crowd. 

This session is open to all staff and students. There is no need to book. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New AIP Referencing Tutorial

We've recently created a new tutorial on using the American Institute of Physics (AIP) referencing style.

Try out the tutorial

The tutorial is part of the Library Information Skills Resource, which features loads of other useful advice, such as how to search databases, evaluate information and avoid plagiarism.

The Information Skills Resource has tutorials on many other referencing styles - just select your department from the drop down list under the 'Referencing' section.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Vice Chancellor's Celebration of Enterprise

15th - 19th April 2013

Today is the first day of events and activities that have been organised as part of the Vice Chancellor's celebration of enterprise. This week long festival celebrates enterprising activity across the University of Sheffield.

It is an opportunity to get involved and take part in a number of different workshops, lectures and visits.

Take a look at the University of Sheffield Enterprise web pages for more information and a full list of the events taking place.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Literature Review Tutorial

Are you planning a literature review?  If so, you may want to have a look at our our Information Skills Tutorial on the subject:

Producing a Literature Review

Producing a literature review can be a complex process, and it can be difficult to know where to start.  
Our tutorial breaks the process into 7 steps, and provides advice, strategies and further resources to help you through each one.    

Have a look at our Information Skills Resource for advice on referencing, database searching, using Endnote and much more.

Seven steps model

Monday, 8 April 2013

Library Sessions in 301: Student Skills and Development Centre

The University Library is collaborating with 301: Student Skills and Development Centre 

The first sessions, ‘Searching for Researching: finding quality resources for your undergraduate research project’ are aimed at any undergraduate student who is carrying out their first research project. These will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 16th April 5.30-6.30pm
Friday 17th May 12-1pm

For booking information please see here

The new 301 centre on Glossop Road