With the current restrictions on academic institutions in the UK, it can feel like students are being told more about what they can’t do, than what they can do. With the recent changes to the library and other study spaces around campus, you may be asking yourself how you can work effectively in these new circumstances, whether you’re at university or at home. Here’s a few ways to find practical solutions to study issues you may be facing, and a helpful guide to using the library services even if you cannot access the main library space at the moment.Continue reading “Lockdown Library: Some ‘can-do’ solutions to things students can’t do”
E-books are educational, effective, easy-to-use (for the most part), expeditious – and are becoming increasingly essential for teaching and learning. But they can also be exorbitant, exasperating and are sometimes inexplicably unavailable at all. They infuriate librarians but we’d be at a loss without them, particularly in a pandemic. This article gives a Librarian’s view on the benefits and (considerable) challenges of working with e-books…Continue reading “E-books – The Seven E’s: A Librarian’s Perspective”
Are you feeling lonely stuck between four walls in your room trying to figure out where your life is heading? There are many options available to you as a university student! Anything from joining a society to meeting up with friends in your free time. However, these activities might ultimately lead to procrastination, whether you like it or not…Continue reading “Perfection – a student’s guide to work life balance”
We are back, baby! Well, not quite. At least not quite in the way we would prefer. It would be much better to be able to walk you through our library and welcome all of you in a warm embrace, but that is not possible right now. We need to be flexible, and not all of us can stay indoors studying away together at the library like we did before, but here are some options for study spaces on campus you can safely hang out at. Check it out!Continue reading “Library Study spaces on campus”
This week’s highlighted resource is Gale Primary Resources. It is a research environment that works across multiple collections and can be accessed via the Library catalogue hereContinue reading “Inside the Library’s Labyrinth #5 – Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket?”
This week’s highlighted resource is Google Scholar. Possibly a familiar one to many but, nevertheless, this database for academic and scholarly work is a powerful tool for researcher’s.Continue reading “Inside The Library’s Labyrinth #4 -Don’t Googlewhack . . . Google Scholar!”
This week’s highlighted resource is Sage Research Methods. It contains information and advice on qualitative and quantitative research methods and how you can use them in your research/writing projects.Continue reading “Inside the Library’s Labyrinth #3 – It’s good to know your (Sage and) Onions”
The uses we make of the Library catalogue and other online resources have changed dramatically during the Covid19 crisis. One new addition to our catalogue that certainly qualifies for consideration in this category of alternative usage is Drama Online.
Did you know there is more to the Library than a bricks and mortar building? So long as you have internet access you can use the millions of e-resources online via the Library website! Here are some tips on how you can keep using the Library while you study, research or teach remotely.
Even though the library is associated with reading, writing essays and Humanities students, there are tonnes of ways that STEM students can benefit from this learning space. It can seem intimidating to work in the library as a STEM student, but there are so many incredible ways to make the most of the space, no matter what subject you study!
Here are some of the ways STEM students can make the most of the library: