Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Box of Broadcasts Trial - Available until 12 December ONLY!

We have secured a trial account to Box of Broadcasts, an off-air recording and media archive service. BoB allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days, as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.
After a programme is recorded users can stream a Flash video in a web page - in a similar way to BBC's iPlayer. BoB stores recorded TV and Radio programmes in an archive indefinitely* for all users to enjoy. The archive currently offers over 45,000 TV and radio programmes covering all genres, including medicine, health and science, and that number is set to rise as more higher education institutions join BoB.

Please contact Clare Scott for details of how to access this trial.

This trial is only available until 12 December. It is expensive to subscribe so we really need to know what you think. Please let give us your feedback on this service here: 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Eating and Drinking Policy

Hi, hope you're all enjoying the newly refurbished Health Sciences Library (RHH). Just a quick reminder that RHH now has a new eating and drinking policy which only allows bottled-water inside the Library. There is however an eatwithUS cafe selling a range of hot and cold food and drinks right outside the Library, along with plenty of social spaces where you can go if you've brought your own snacks. 

Our new policy was agreed after consultation with students however we will be reviewing it after 6 months. So if you've got any comments or strong views either for or against the new policy do let us know. Leave a comment below or fill in a comment slip the next time you're in the Library. 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Health Sciences Library is now open!

The newly refurbished Health Sciences Library (RHH) reopened its doors on the 5th November and it's already proving a popular service among staff and students. The Library holds stock covering every area taught in our Faculty and caters for every department; so if you're a student in Dentistry, Human Communication Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Orthoptics or ScHARR, this is the Library for you! 

We have collaborative learning spaces and silent study facilities, with lots of PC's and desk spaces. We also have bookable group study rooms. There's friendly and knowledge staff on hand to answer any enquiries you might have and there's a new cafe just outside the Library for those all important study breaks. 

So come and pay us a visit.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Spotlight on Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is a new resource for global business literature and data, such as country and industry reports. It also provides company profiles, which will be useful for any student preparing for job applications or interviews.

The database has text to speech functionality (in English) for documents in html format. The search interface can be translated into a number of different languages, and articles in html format can also be translated. If you create a personalised account within the database, you can organise your search results in folders and add notes to documents that you save. You can also save searches, create alerts and RSS feeds. Apps for iPhone and Android devices are available.

This database will be of interest to students and researchers in a range of disciplines across the University. To get access, open StarPlus from the library tab in MUSE and click the Log in link in the top right corner. Type Business Source Premier into the University Collections search box.