Friday, 17 August 2012

Welcome new students!

Congratulations to our new students who received their results yesterday. You can relax now you know you are coming to The University of Sheffield, Times Higher Education UK University of the Year.

If you’d like to find out about our library services in advance, you can find the introductory information you will need here:

You can also follow the library on Twitter @UniSheffieldLib, and follow this blog for news relating to your faculty.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, fingers crossed for some more sunshine!

Looking forward to meeting you all in September. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

How to find 'Find it'

Hi, you may have noticed that we've recently made some changes to the links you see from the Library tab in  MUSE. In particular we've removed the link to 'Find it', our e-journals database. But don't panic! You can still access all the Library's e-journals only now we recommend that you use our new Library catalogue StarPlus

From StarPlus you can search for and access all our Library content (both print and electronic) so it's no longer necessary to have separate links for e-journals and ebooks. So to search for books, journal titles and databases simply use the 'University Collections'  tab on the StarPlus homepage. 

However 'find it' is still available if you want to use it  - for example it can be useful for browsing a list of journals by subject. To find it simply go the StarPlus homepage and there will be a link at the top of the page 'Findit@sheffield ejournals A-Z'.

For any queries or problems just contact the Library helpdesk. 
Tel: (0114) 222 7200

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Pemberton Lecture - 10th September 2012

The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) has just announced the details of their second Pemberton Lecture and this year they welcome guest lecturer Sir Iain Chalmers, Coordinator of The James Lind Initiative. 

In an analysis published in the Lancet in 2009, Chalmers and Glasziou estimated that there is avoidable waste of 85% of the 100 billion US dollars invested every year in medical research. A follow-up series of papers looking into this problem in preclinical, clinical, and epidemiological research is currently being prepared. Iain Chalmers will present some preliminary findings from this work.” (ScHARR)

The Pemberton lecture will take place on Monday, 10th September 2012 at 5pm - Students Union Auditorium, University of Sheffield. All staff and students are welcome to attend and there will also be a wine reception afterwards 

For more details and to book a seat visit the ScHARR website;