Friday, 27 November 2009

Trial electronic resource - British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900

Just to let you know that we currently have trial access to British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900.

Sourced from a number of different library collections this database includes over 400,000 digitized manuscript pages. It includes letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels and other literary works.

An advanced search gives you more searching options including document type and collection. To help you navigate the site take a look at the 'search tips'.

This resource is available to registered staff and students of the University of Sheffield until December 28 2009.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Western Bank Library Redevelopment - Continued

The scaffolding in the Catalogue Hall has now been removed and work will begin next week on laying new flooring and installing the new counter. In order for the work to be done as quickly as possible the Catalogue Hall and the Architecture collection will be closed from Saturday 21 November for up to two weeks.

During this time we will be using the reception desk on the mezzanine level as a temporary counter.  To find out more about how our services will operate during this time please refer to the Western Bank Redevelopment pages. If you’ve any questions email or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest happenings

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Information Skills Resource

Information Literacy

9-13 November 2009 is information literacy week

How do you know that?
How do you know it is right?
How are you going to use that information?
Will you act ethically?

How highly would you rank your information literacy skills?

Did you know that students who can demonstrate the skills of information literacy not only perform better academically but also have better career prospects? Many students learn these skills from the University of Sheffield Library’s online tutorials.

Be an information literate graduate by learning how to:
Define a search question
Search for information
Evaluate information
Synthesise information
Cite and reference information

Visit the tutorials at:

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Western Bank Library redevelopment - update

Just to let you know that Level 4 (formerly Stack 4) of the Western Bank Library is now open.  On this level you will find printed journals, audiovisual material and study space.

There is still minor finishing work taking place so please continue to take care when visiting Level 4. 

For more information about the redevelopment of the Western Bank Library and regular updates please take a look at the library web pages.