Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Automatic Renewals

We've made some changes to the library system to make it easier for you to keep your account up to date.

From now on, we will automatically renew your loans as long as no-one has requested them. 
If one of your loans has been requested and we are unable to renew it, we will send you an email to let you know that you need to return it.  
We will also send you a weekly borrowing statement to remind you which books you have out on loan and highlight any that have been requested.
Make sure you check your weekly borrowing statement and library account regularly to avoid fines.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Changing your Ucard PIN

You need your Ucard PIN in order to issue and renew books.  You also need it to access some swipe-access doors at the University.

If you wish to change your Ucard PIN to something more memorable, you can now do so by logging into your Computer User Management account.

More information is available from the CiCS webpages.

Picture: example of a UCard: a credit card sized identity card.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Mintel - new MBD Industrial Reports

Over the past few months a number of new MBD industrial reports have been made available through Mintel. Mintel provides market intelligence data and analysis and has a specific area dedicated to industrial reports.

To access the reports search for Mintel using the StarPlus University Collections search box. Follow the link to "View online" and click "Open source in a new window". From the Mintel My Reports home page scroll down to find the section MBD Industrial Reports.

Recent additions include:

  • Gas Supply and Distribution - UK - July 2013
  • Recruitment Consultants - UK - July 2013
  • Tubes and Pipes - UK - June 2013
  • Potable water - UK - May 2013
  • Waste Management - UK - May 2013

You can also use Mintel to find out company information which may be useful when you are preparing for job interviews. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

Congratulations to all our students graduating this week - we hope you've enjoyed your time here at Sheffield and wish you the best of luck in everything you do in future!

Monday, 15 July 2013

RSC Chemical Database Service

The Royal Society of Chemistry have recently produced a series of video tutorials on the
ACD / I-Lab service.

ACD / I-Lab provides predictions based on chemical structures, including physicochemical properties, NMR spectra and chemical shifts, and ADME toxicities.  Structures can be input in a variety of forms - draw a structure using the I-Lab interface, or look up a compound using the built in dictionary.

You can view the tutorials via the RSC YouTube channel.

University of Sheffield members can access the Chemical Database Service via the Library webpages.

ACD/I-Lab 2 logo