Wednesday, 31 October 2012

New web pages to improve your information skills

Be sure to have a look at our fantastic new web pages on information literacy.

Find out what information literacy is and what it can do for you by watching the video ‘What is Information Literacy?’

Find out how information literacy can help you with writing assignments and conducting research. The pages are split into useful sections to support you at different stages: Getting started, Writing assignments, Research skills, and Employability.

The information literacy pages are one part of our Learning and Research Services web pages which have also had a face lift to make finding information easier.

Find useful subject resources, get help with research, find your librarian, and see how they can help you.

All from Learning and Research Services on the Library home page.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Effective Internet Searching

The Information Skills tutorial Effective Internet Searching has been completely overhauled and updated, please take a look.
In this tutorial you will:
  • Understand in broad terms how search engines work
  • Discover what the invisible web is and why it matters
  • Try out a selection of handy techniques and tips for quicker, more effective searches
  • Learn about other sources of information and when to use them
Effective Internet Searching is just one of a number of tutorials the Library provides through the Information Skills Resource
Access it from the Library tab in MUSE and/or from the Library web home page

Refurbishment 2012 - Update

Great news! The date for the reopening of the Health Sciences Library has now been set. The Library will reopen on Monday 5th November at 10am

In order to move all the books back and complete the final finishing touches, all services at the site will end on Tuesday 30th October 5pm and will be unavailable until the following Monday. If there are any books that you need during that time please make a reservation and we will try and process everything as soon as we can.

Once again thank you for all your patience during this time. We know it'll be worth it once the new Library is unveiled. But for now here are a couple of photos for a sneak peak....

Monday, 1 October 2012

History of Medicine

Hello to all our first year Medical students. 

You should be starting on your first assignment soon, exploring the 'History of Medicine', and as always the Library is here to help. If you came along to the Library's Induction lecture the other week you will have been given our new literature searching guide, full of top tips on how to find material for your essay. This was written especially to support the 'History of Medicine' assignment so if you didn't get one make sure you drop into the Library and pick one up. 

Remember as well that you can always visit the Skills Suite in the Information Commons where librarians are available to help you plan and carry out your search. Just call in or ask for directions at the Level 1 Information Desk.

In the meantime if you're looking for a bit of inspiration to get started, try checking out some of the websites below;