Monday, 28 January 2013

10 of the Best: 7# Information Skills Resource

This month on '10 of the Best' we’re looking at one of the Library’s top in-house resources – the Information Skills Resource. From here you can find all the latest online tutorials that the Library has designed to help you gain the information skills you need to complete your course successfully. 

So whether you need some help on searching databases like Medline, or you need to find materials for your assignments, or you’re confused about referencing, the Information Skills Resource will have something for you. 

Available from the Library tab in MUSE you can search for tutorials by department or check out the non-subject specific tutorials from the homepage. There’s also a set of tutorials designed specifically for researchers, with guidance on referencing, copyright and on how to produce a literature review. 

Here are just some of the tutorials we think you’ll need the most; 

We’re developing new tutorials all the time so if there’s anything you’re struggling with and you think it should be covered by the Information Skills Resource just let us know!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Exam Survival

Looking for a place to revise? Remember many of the libraries have longer opening hours throughout the exam period. Our very own Health Sciences Library will be open for longer at weekends, 10:00-18:00, and also Western Bank Library will be open until midnight Mon-Thurs and Sun. 

And of course there's always the IC, open 24/7. Check out all the Library opening hours here.

There's also plenty of silent study areas throughout all the Library sites. The Health Sciences Library has a separate silent study room at the far end of the Library. Ask for directions at the counter.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Group Rooms and Laptops - bookings now open

Welcome back everyone. Just to let you know the group study rooms at the newly refurbished Health Sciences Library are now available to book. All you have to do is log into MUSE and click on the 'MyRooms and Resources' link. 

There are 2 rooms to choose from. A single room with capacity for 8 people, and also the Dr David Ryan Room which has 2 bookable tables that will fit 6 people each. Bookings can be made for anytime during the day and up to 2 days in advance.

We also have 10 new laptops that can be booked throughout the day. Again just use the 'MyRooms and Resources' link in MUSE or alternatively ask at the Library counter.