Tuesday, 23 February 2016

World Book Day 3rd March: Book Swap

Got any old textbooks you don't want?  Want to read something new?  

Come to Western Bank Library on Thursday 3rd March, and help us celebrate World Book Day with our first ever Book Swap.  

Bring your old books and swap them for something new, or just help yourself to the second hand books available.  There will be everything from textbooks to novels, and whilst you don't have to swap a book to take one, the more you bring, the better it'll be. 

The Book Swap runs from 10:00am - 2:00pm upstairs in Western Bank Library and it would be great to see you there!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Introduction to Library services for new PhD researchers

Are you a new PhD researcher in the Faculty of Science? The Library is running a workshop next week to introduce you to the library services available to help with your research.

The workshop will cover:

  • how to search for books and online research papers using StarPlus and specialist science databases
  • where to go for support with Open Access publishing, looking after your research data, citation metrics and more

Tuesday 23rd February
Information Commons Classroom 3 (on level 3)

Click here to book a place

Monday, 15 February 2016

Nature Microbiology

Nature Microbiology, a new journal launched earlier this year, can now be accessed via StarPlus.  

Just search for it in University Collections, click View it and follow the View full text links (make sure you're signed into MUSE):

Literature Searching for Engineers - workshop

Aimed at students from the Faculty of Engineering, this workshop will provide a refresher on essential literature searching skills. 

Whether you're searching for a literature review or just want to find the latest research on a topic, this workshop will help you to develop your skills. We'll show you how to create an effective search strategy, demonstrate where to search and help you to find the most relevant results. 

Wednesday, 2nd March 
2pm - 3pm 
The Diamond - Level 4 
(use the calendar at the bottom of the screen to book your place)

There are a number of workshops run in the Diamond that are open to taught students from all departments.