Thursday, 30 April 2015

Reference management

Reference management software can be used to collect, store and manage bibliographic references. You can then include the references in academic writing and automatically reformat them for different referencing styles.

Take a look at the Library’s Reference management webpages to find out how you can get started with using reference management software that is supported by the Library. The Quick links on the right will take you to further sources of information, including guides to getting started with EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop.
For training materials and further support for EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop, please see the Library's Information Skills Resource

The Library also offers introductory courses on EndNote Online for postgraduate research students as part of the Doctoral Development Programme

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online

The new update to Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy has gone live. 

New for users
  • All articles begin with an accessible summary in bold, free to view for all users and significantly improving discoverability
  • Articles can be saved into labelled shortlists for easy reference
  • Articles can be easily shared
  • Search has been improved to enable results  to be filtered on a greater number of facets
Access through the above link or search on Starplus. You may be required to sign in

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Exam Plus

Take a look at the Exam Plus webpages to find out how the Library, and our colleagues throughout the University, can help you during your exams. The webpages are separated into 4 useful sections: Find a Space, Find Skills, Find a PC, and Find Help. The Find a Space and Find a PC sections provide up-to-date information to help you find study spaces during busy periods. Furthermore, from 11 May the Library has secured extra study spaces around the University and details of these can be found under Find a Space. The webpages also provide links to further sources of help that you may need during the exam period, including: information skills tutorials, workshops, and revision tips. There is also information about who to contact should you need further help.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Russian Newspapers Online

The library now has on-line access to Izvestiia (1917-) and Pravda (1912-) provided by East View.
Search for them on Starplus (and remember to sign in)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Trial access to Illustrated London News Historical Archive - Feedback welcome

Illustrated London News Logo
The Illustrated London News was the world's first pictorial weekly newspaper and also launched the world's first colour supplement in 1855. This online archive contains the full facsimile run of the publication. Search the full text, or browse by individual issue, including special issues and supplements.


Trial access is available directly from this page  You may be prompted to log into MUSE. Trial access ends on 19 May 2015.


We welcome your comments on this trial resource. Please use this form

Finding journals

Journals are available in print and electronic format - some titles are only available electronically, some titles are only available in print, and some are a combination of the two. To check our full access to a journal, follow these steps:

·       Log into MUSE
·       Click on StarPlus - Library Catalogue
·       Make sure you are signed on to StarPlus by clicking Log In – University members (when you access StarPlus from MUSE, you will be automatically signed on to the catalogue)
·       Search for the journal title under the University Collections tab

A ‘View It’ tab under your chosen title record will show electronic access. This will display the years of subscription that the library has – please note that we may have subscriptions from more than one publisher and for different dates. Clicking on the name of a publisher will open the journal’s webpage in a new window. A ‘Get It’ tab will list print holdings available in the Library. Please be aware that some journal titles are reference only and cannot be borrowed from the library.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Dawsonera downtime

Dawsonera ebooks will be unavailable for up to one hour between 14:30 and 15:30 BST on Sunday 19th April

Please ensure you have downloaded and opened any ebooks you need access to before this outage occurs.
It will not be possible to read titles which have been downloaded but not opened before the outage period.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

StarPlus user experience questionnaire

The Library team responsible for StarPlus are always trying to improve users’ searching experience.  Therefore, they have developed a questionnaire to collect valuable feedback from registered staff and students.
By filling out the questionnaire you will be entered into a draw for a £25 Amazon voucher!
The deadline to complete the questionnaire is 17 April, please submit your results before the deadline.