Tuesday, 27 January 2015

My Books - Books Chosen by You!

You said you wanted more books, and we listened.

The library has secured £50,000 to spend on extra copies and new titles for our students.

From your feedback we know that you would like more books in the Library and from Monday, 2nd February you will be able to choose new titles or order extra copies.

You can order extra copies by logging into StarPlus and using the "University Collections" search to find a title. From the "Get it" tab you can click "My Books - Books Chosen by You" to place a request.

New titles can be ordered using our online form available from the My Books web page -

If possible we will buy the e-version of a title so that as many students as possible can access the resource. We will also purchase the latest edition available.

The money may go quickly, and we’ll keep you up-to-date of the expenditure. More information and FAQs can be found on the Library web pages - My Books

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

#ShareMyThesis Competition

The British Library has launched a Twitter-based competition for all PhD authors and current doctoral students.

The #ShareMyThesis competition aims to increase awareness of EThOS and the use of theses for research. To enter, Tweet why your PhD research is important in 140 characters or less and using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis. Your tweet should convey why your research is important (not just what your research is about). Make sure your tweet is self-contained and understandable to a non-specialist. Tweets must be received by 9 February 2015 at 10.00

Eight entrants will be shortlisted and asked to write a short article (up to 600 words) The winner will receive a 15-inch MacBook pro. Second prize is an iPad and third prize a £200 Amazon voucher.

For more information, please see here
#ShareMyThesis @EThOSBL

Monday, 19 January 2015

Remember to Request Books

Books that are out on loan are automatically renewed unless requested by another customer. Use the following instructions to place a request:

  • Sign-in to StarPlus by clicking on the University members link at the top of the page.
  • Enter keywords and/or the author name into the University Collections tab to locate the record of the book that you would like to request.
  • Click on the Get It tab.  From here you will see information about the item’s location and availability.
  • If the book that you require is out on loan, click on the blue Request link.  On the following screen you will need to select the Pickup Location – this is the Library that you will collect the book from.
  • Click the orange Request button. You will then receive an email when the book is ready for collection.

To view your active requests click on the myLibrary Account link at the top of the screen. Select Requests from the box on the left.  You can also cancel your requests from here.