Friday, 16 October 2015

Trial access to Christian-Muslim Relations Online II, 1500-1900

The Library currently has a trial for Christian-Muslim Relations Online II, 1500-1900. This database comprises thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered, making it the fullest available source in this field.

Trial access is available directly from our Christian-Muslim Relations Online II, 1500-1900 page. Access is available to University of Sheffield staff and students on campus only and the trial ends on 10 November 2015.

We would be very glad of any feedback you may have on the resource. Please let us know via this form.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Should we trust Wikipedia?

As part of Academic Book Week, The Diamond will host a panel debate on Wikipedia. 
As ubiquitous as Google, Wikipedia can be the first port of call for research outside academia as well as for undergraduates studying at University. This debate brings together librarians and scholars from a range of backgrounds to discuss the validity of this vast, easy to access swathe of information, and to address questions of academic authority and integrity in a world of digital self-publishing.
Chaired by Professor Nicola Dibben (Music), the panel includes former British Library Wikimedian-in-Residence Andrew Gray, University Librarian Anne Horn, Digital Humanities experts Bob Shoemaker (History) and Michael Pidd (HRI Digital) and PhD student Hannah Robbins (Music).
Date: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Time and location: 5-7pm. The Diamond, University of Sheffield
Booking: Please reserve your place

Information Skills Workshops in the Diamond

The Library is offering several exciting Information Skills Workshops in our new learning environment, The Diamond. Available for October and November are;

  • Getting started with finding information
  • Finding information for your assignment
  • Searching for Researching
  • Evaluating information
  • Plagiarism & Referencing

More details and a bookable calender is available on our website here

Welcome to the Diamond

Our new 24-hour learning space is now open and offers 1000 additional study spaces to all students in all departments.
Innovative study spaces are distributed throughout the building, including distraction-free spaces, group study spaces and social study spaces. Power sockets and USB charging points are available in all study spaces and laptops are available to loan from the level 4 information desk.
The higher up the building you travel, the more study spaces you will find. This culminates in our exciting new service area on level 4 featuring a core print reference collection, extensive creative media facilities, information skills workshop and our most diverse range of study spaces yet, all with spectacular city views.
Take some time to visit Library Connect on the ground floor, situated next to The Diamond Kitchen. This space allows you to quickly organise yourselves, including quick look up of resources, printing, pick of loans requested from any library, as well as convenience of returns.
Call in to see us and find out more about information, space, skills development and answers to any of your questions. If you need any help or have questions, our Library and CiCS staff are available and ready to help you experience all that the Diamond has to offer. Simply ask any member of staff wearing a yellow lanyard... Say Hello to Yellow!