Thursday, 24 September 2015

Welcome to all new and returning students!

Welcome to the University of Sheffield!  We hope you will enjoy your time here and hope to meet some of you at induction sessions arranged by your department. 

To get you started on finding resources for your studies, check out our Introduction to library and computing services web pages. Our web pages also contain links to our subject guides and a suite of information skills tutorials, together with one-minute videos on a range of topics. Check out our one-minute video on how to borrow a book.

You’ll need your UCard and PIN to borrow books using our self-service machines. If you forget your PIN or want to change it go to sign in, and choose one of the top 2 options.

When you borrow a book we’ll renew it for you automatically unless someone else wants it. We’ll send you a weekly borrowing statement by email, so check this carefully to make sure your books aren’t wanted back. Please think of others and return books if they're requested by someone else. You will find yourself blocked from further borrowing if you keep books needed by others.

If the book you want is out on loan, you need to request it online through theStarPlus Library catalogue and we’ll email you when it’s ready to collect. Select the Information Commons as your collection site for 24/7 self-service collection. Remember to sign in to StarPlus by clicking the University members link at the top right of the page (if accessing StarPlus via MUSE you will be signed in automatically)

Remember we’re here to help you, so come and speak to us. Our Library HelpDesk can answer your email or telephone enquiries. Just email or telephone 0114 222 7200. You can also get specific subject help from your subject librarian.

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Drama Online

Drama Online is an invaluable source of full text plays from new and established writers. Users have access to scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis and contextual information with new plays and collections being added all the time. Registering for a personal account gives you the option to save searches, view your search history, bookmark content and make notes against the text. The site also features video guides to get you started.  To access Drama Online click here making sure you are logged into Muse