Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Cell referencing tutorial

The Library has made a new tutorial for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology students.  
The step-by-step tutorial is designed to help students learn to reference correctly according to the Cell referencing style.

The tutorial covers:
  • Why referencing is important
  • How to cite books, journals and online material
  • How to format bibliographies
You can access the tutorial via the Library Information Skills Resource

Monday, 16 December 2013

Developing your online presence

The Library is working with the Careers Service to deliver a new workshop for postgraduate researchers as part of the Doctoral Development Programme.

It is essential for today’s researchers to understand how to make an impact and be able to measure the impact of others. This session will introduce you to readily-available online tools enabling you to maximize your impact on the research community, create an online personal profile which will be visible to other researchers and to possible employers, and assess the impact of others.

The session helps research students to develop and manage their online presence enabling them to exploit social media, build up a scholarly community, behave professionally online, engage with people outside academia (including employers), disseminate research widely and increase personal impact.

Find out more about Library DDP modules and book a place

Friday, 13 December 2013

Loan Periods: Christmas Vacation 2013

If you're going away over the vacation, remember to check your myLibrary Account in StarPlus to make sure that your items have been renewed (don’t forget you can also renew the items yourself) and return any that need to be brought back sooner.
If an item is not requested we will continue to automatically renew it beyond 20th January but any that are requested during vacation will need to be returned on that date.
Please cancel any requests that you no longer need.

If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the Library HelpDesk on 0114 222 7200.

More information on vacation loan periods

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Managing references in Google Scholar

Google Scholar has just brought out a new feature that allows you to save and organise the references you find when searching.

Once you're logged into your Google account simply activate 'My Library' from Google Scholar and then whenever you want to send a reference to your Library just click 'save' underneath each search result.

From 'My Library' you can create different labels to organise your references into groups, making them easy to find, and you can also export your references to endnote or other more advanced reference management software.

For more information on other reference management tools see the Library webpages.