Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Using other libraries - SCONUL Access

SCONUL Access is a co-operative scheme run by a number of higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland. A SCONUL Access card will allow you to access material held in participating libraries.

Full-time undergraduate students will be able to gain reference only access to material held by participating libraries. Take a look at the SCONUL Access website to see the access options available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  This may be particularly useful if you are travelling home for the Christmas vacation.  

To join the scheme you will need to apply for a card from your home library - The University of Sheffield Library.

Take a look at the library web pages to find out more about applying and participating libraries.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Loan Periods: Christmas Vacation 2009

Christmas vacation loan periods start this week (beginning 14th December). 

More detailed information on return dates can be found on the library web pages.

Please note that items can be reserved as normal throughout the holiday and the only way to ensure that you can keep them for the whole of the vacation loan period is to renew them during the last week of semester.

You can renew items through MUSE or by ringing the renewals hotline (0114) 222 7201

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Bibliography of British and Irish History - trial electronic resource

We currently have trial access to the Bibliography of British and Irish History.

The BBIH provides bibliographic data on historical writing relating to British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present day. It includes the details of books, articles in books and articles in journals. For more details on the range of information included take a look at the 'Introduction' tab.

Both advanced and simple searching options are available. Take a look at the 'how to search' section to help you get started.

Access to this electronic resource is available to registered staff and students of the University of Sheffield until 31 December 2009.