This week’s highlighted resource is Archives Direct which comprises three separate primary resource databases that contain a wide range of documents, maps, newspapers and significant people profiles which can be accessed here.Continue reading “Inside the Library’s Labyrinth #7 – The Power of Three”
Whether you’re a first year or a finalist, ways of studying this year are completely new and, for many of us, these first few weeks have been full of teething problems and time spent adjusting to a new working style. If you’re feeling out of your depth with the new working style – you’re not on your own! There are, however, a couple of things I have found useful to make blended (or completely remote, if you’re isolating!) studying more manageable.Continue reading “Remote Studying: 5 Tips for the ‘New Normal’”
This week’s highlighted resource is the second in a group of four aimed primarily at humanities researchers. It is the Readex AllSearch gateway to primary resources and can be accessed here .Continue reading “Inside the Library’s Labyrinth #6 – Finding the needle in the Haystack”
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”
How much do you know about the reality and the experiences of having dyslexia while navigating higher education? In this post, Rebecca shares her experience, from diagnosis to finding the positives and using it as an advantage. It is Dyslexia Awareness Week, and we would like to share Rebecca’s reflection and tips with you, in the hopes we can bring awareness and make the university experience more accessible.Continue reading “Dyslexia Awareness Week -Dyslexia and Higher Education”
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?”
In these unprecedented times under this pandemic, with a lockdown that will only be eased gradually in the UK, it is understandable that some may be concerned about how to start or how to continue their dissertation projects. Here are some tips and suggestions to encourage you to keep going!
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!”
Are you an overthinker? Are these ruminations negatively affecting your mental well-being or making it harder to concentrate whilst studying? If this is the case, then you are not alone. After many years of ruminating I have developed three simple ways to tackle my negative rumination, which I would like to share with you, in hope that it also puts you in a better headspace.
Many people come to university and realise that the way they used to learn new information in school just does not seem to be efficient at university. It can be a difficult transition and it can seem like you’re starting from square one again. However, knowing the different types of learner you may be can help you be more effective in your studying!
Read below to discover the different type (or types!) of learner you could be and try out some of the tips to know for sure!