Friday, 27 June 2014

BrowZine now available for iPhone

BrowZine for iPhone is here

Want to browse and read academic journals on your smartphone? The BrowZine app is now available for the iPhone, which means you can access all online journals with a University of Sheffield subscription from your phone as well as tablet devices.

With this new release, you have the option to create a BrowZine Account. If you have BrowZine installed on your iPhone and iPad, you may now “sync” your My Bookshelf contents. If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, it will automatically appear on your iPhone.


Saved Article Limit Raised to 500

Based on popular demand, the Saved Article limit has been raised from 100 to 500 articles. BrowZine provides even more opportunity to browse now and read articles later.

Expanded My Bookshelf

For Android tablet users, the My Bookshelf space has been expanded to 64 journals in 4 bookcases.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Researching from your desktop - short summer workshop

Are you a member of staff in the Faculty of Engineering and would like to find out more about library resources? Do you have questions about accessing material for your research or teaching? 

There have been lots of changes to StarPlus, the Library catalogue over the past couple of years and a number of new resources have been added to our collection such as BrowZine and Box of Broadcasts (BoB). 

Aimed at all staff in the Faculty of Engineering, our short summer workshop will demonstrate some of the new resources available, provide a refresher on locating resources for your research and highlight key messages for students.

Date: Thursday 10th July
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Place: F110 Mappin Building 

You can book a place using the online booking form.

More information contact: Emily Stock, Liaison Librarian for Engineering (

Monday, 23 June 2014

Funded by EPSRC?

Want to know more about their data management expectations?
 Need to write a data management plan?
Laurian Williamson, the University's Research Data Management Coordinator, will be on hand to answer your questions about research data and advise about:

compliance with EPSRC requirements
securely storing and backing up data
data management planning tools
subject and disciplinary repositories
legal and ethical issues

No need to book, just drop in to St. George's Library at any point on:
Tuesday 1 July 2014 between 12pm and 2pm. 
For further information please contact the Research Data Management Coordinator at

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Creative Commons licences - what are they?

Take a look at our short video explaining what Creative Commons licences are and how to use them:

Creative Commons Licences - what are they?

You will also find lots of information about copyright for eTheses on the Information Skills Resource.

You may be prompted to log into MUSE.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Getting started with your systematic review: finding the evidence

Do you need help finding evidence for your systematic review? 
We have produced a new tutorial offering advice and guidance for students and researchers undertaking a systematic review as part of their research.

The tutorial outlines the key stages involved in the systematic review process and offers guidance on:
  • defining the research question and developing a search strategy
  • searching library resources, online databases and more for clinical trials, grey literature and more
  • managing your references
  • evaluating sources and critical analysis
Link to the tutorial

Visit the Information Skills Resource to see what other tutorials are available from the library

Monday, 9 June 2014

Researching for your dissertation over the Summer?

Searching for Researching workshop 

301: Student Skills and Development CentreGlossop Road 

Thursday 12th June 12-1

Come and find out about the information sources available to you, how to search to get the most relevant results for your project, evaluating information, plagiarism and referencing.Follow the link above to book a place. 

Thursday, 5 June 2014


arXiv (pronounced "archive) is a free, open-access repository of online scientific research papers. Users can search for and read papers in the following fields:

  • physics
  • astronomy
  • mathematics
  • statistics
  • quantitative biology
  • computer science
  • quantitative finance

The papers found in the repository are preprints -  draft copies of scientific papers that have yet to be published in a scientific journal.

Researchers can also register and submit their articles to arXiv.

Visit arXiv