Thursday, 30 January 2014

Environment Digimap

The library has subscribed to a free trial of Environment Digimap that runs until July 2014. This new Digimap collection offers land cover map data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Access and information on the resource can be found here

You will need to register for Environment Digimap on the Digimap website even if you have already registered for the other collections.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Find out how information literacy can help you with writing assignments and conducting research. The pages are split into useful sections to support you at different stages: Getting started, Writing assignments, Research skills, and Employability.

The Getting Started page has some links to some of our tutorials on effective note taking, understanding your reading list and effective note taking. There is also a short video that explains what your subject librarian can do for you  

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Online training for Web of Science

For an introduction to the new Web of Science interface, have a look at their Youtube training channel, where you'll find videos demonstrating how to get the most out of the new features.

Thompson Reuters also offer a range of live webinars and online training via their support pages.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Scopus now indexed in Primo Central

Records from Scopus are now included in your Primo Central searches via StarPlus. Primo Central is the default search in the ‘Articles and Databases’ tab in StarPlus.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature which offers a comprehensive overview of international research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

British Library - Doctoral Open Days for PhD students

The British Library is a hub for research, with vast and varied collections, expert staff and a wide range of events. Our Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the Library’s unique research materials. Students will learn about our collections, find out how to access them, and meet our expert staff and other researchers in their field. These events are aimed at PhD students who are new to the Library. The following events are now open to book:

13 January – Environmental Science
17 January - Digital Research
20 January - History 1
31 January - History 2
3 February - English 1
14 February - English 2
24 February – Media, Cultural Studies and Journalism

All events take place in the British Library Conference Centre, London and cost £5. Lunch and refreshments are provided. We recommend that to make the most of the day attendees get a free Reader Pass before the event. A small number of £20 travel bursaries are available for each event to students coming from outside Greater London.

Click here for further information and booking