Friday, 18 July 2014

*NEW* Information Literacy Case Study

"Continual Professional Development (CPD) is now an absolute requirement of maintaining Health and Social Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. To do this I utilise the research skills learnt in my degree at Sheffield." 

"A fundamental part of the radiographer’s role is being able to provide excellent patient information.... I therefore often have to use my skills of recognising authoritative, reliable information...."

Information Literacy is a hugely important transferable skill. Knowing how to find and evaluate good quality information is a skill that will enhance your career well beyond university. 

In this series of case studies the University Library looks at how information literacy skills, as learned during your degree, are applied to a wide range of different professions. In the latest case study we meet Lizzy, a therapeutic radiographer in the NHS (and former archaeology student) who explains how information literacy helps her to keep up to date with the latest research and provide excellent patient information.

Read Lizzy's case study here

Friday, 4 July 2014

BrowZine now available for iPhone

BrowZine for iPhone is now here!

Want to browse and read academic journals on your smartphone? The BrowZine app is now available for the iPhone, which means you can access all online journals with a University of Sheffield subscription from your phone as well as tablet devices.  

With this new release, you have the option to create a BrowZine Account. If you have BrowZine installed on your iPhone and iPad, you may now “sync” your My Bookshelf contents. If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, it will automatically appear on your iPhone.


Saved Article Limit Raised to 500
Based on popular demand, the Saved Article limit has been raised from 100 to 500 articles. BrowZine provides even more opportunity to browse now and read articles later.

Expanded My Bookshelf
For Android tablet users, the My Bookshelf space has been expanded to 64 journals in 4 bookcases.

System Requirements

iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is optimised for iPhone 5.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above 
Kindle Fire HD tablets.

Availability for other smartphones is not currently available.