Monthly Archives July 2014

 

1 2We are delighted to announce that we have access to the Financial Times online via FT.com across the University, set up in conjunction with the Business School. This means that the invaluable graphics supplied by FT.com are available across the University for the first time. The FT.com site access is in addition to our existing access to full-text articles from the Financial Times via the ABI Inform and Factiva databases.

Users can either log in to FT.com via the Library’s website (library.lincoln.ac.uk) and locate it under the ‘databases’ section or create their personal account directly from a University of Lincoln computer.  

 

For anyone studying management and / or HRM Bottom Line: Mental Health’s excellent programme on mental health in the workplace would provide insightful listening. Adroitly chaired by Evan Davies with guests Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, (entrepreneur and former Chairman of HBOS and Pearson), Andrea Woodside (Founder, Minding Work Limited) and Charlie Mowat (Managing Director, The Clean Space) who openly discuss their experience of dealing with severe mental health issues whilst running their companies, I found the discussion very interesting and thought-provoking.

Broadcast last week, Bottom Line: Mental Health is available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048034w

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We are pleased to launch the Library Guide for International Students (for business students) which covers matters like finding books and journals and links to the English Language Centre, a library glossary and frequently asked questions. The helpguide section contains interviews with academic staff on their top tips for academic writing is being developed, and further videos will appear over the next few weeks and months as well as being announced on this blog!

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The English Language Centre will be running their drop-ins for international students in the Learning Development room on the ground floor of the Library every Friday during August from 12.30-14.00.

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As part of a new series of videos on study skills at Lincoln, Tracy Lamping, a senior lecturer in the Business School, volunteers some insightful advice to students in re-editing their work and proof reading what they have written to increase their grade…her top tip for academic writing at university. Employing such scrutiny may achieve the difference between receiving a 2:1 and a First! Other useful videos are in the media pipeline, and will shortly be made available across various library subject guides.

The undoubted guru of study skills, Stella Cottrell, author of the bestselling Study Skills Handbook, explains what “The Seven Approaches to Learning” are and how these can improve your experience as a student, particularly in meeting the rigorous challenges set by the Higher Education environment.