New library books (October release)

Autumn is fast catching up with us and teaching is well underway. New business books have recently been shelved for the first time in the library. These may be of some interest to you, covering a good range of subjects.  October promises to be a busy month for new books arriving in the GCW, so watch this space! Or posts…

Study Happy event March 2018

In March 2018, the Library and Student Life put on a week of activities in the Freezone, including free massages, meditation, drop-ins with the Advice Service, Wellbeing, free herbal tea and fruit. Have a look at our video for more..

Announcing Library workshops this Semester

If you’re wondering how the Library can help you this semester then there are loads of workshops you may be interested in. Reserve your place today!

Workshops Flyer at University of Lincoln Library by Daren Mansfield on Scribd

Want to find a reading list without going to Blackboard?

FAME connectivity fix

Over the past couple of weeks the FAME database has been experiencing some connectivity issues.

I’m pleased to announce that we have now a working URL via the steps below:

  1. Go to http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/fame

(or go to Fame from the Databases section of our website http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/az.php )

  1. Type lincoln in the Type the name of your organisation box and select University of Lincoln from the list and click Continue
  2. Login with your email address and your password.

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Can’t find an article? Use our free Inter Library Loan service

Can’t find an article in the Library? You can always submit our Inter Library Loan form. It only takes 3-4 days to arrive and it’s free . If you’re not already registered then it only takes moments to fill in the form. Just wait for the confirmation email and submit as many details as possible about your request.

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Celebrate Spring with our new Library books this month

Although it is officially Spring, I’ve chosen a couple of books about decay for books of the month – I particularly love the cover featured below. Our new Library books this month for the Lincoln International Business School includes the beautifully titled ‘Curated decay: heritage beyond saving‘ by DeSilvey (2017) and ‘Dirty Secrets: How tax havens destroy the economy‘ by Murphy (2017).  Please find the time to read these books before the end of April (we’re still 24/7), because we’ve got loads more interesting books on order that we should all investigate in May.

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Need Lincoln International Business School revision books?

Do you need  Lincoln International Business School revision books for the forthcoming exam period?

We are developing a small collection of core text books – please ask at the Library desk for details. These are borrowed for a 2-hour period.

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Blackwell’s Bookshop – offers & services

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Blackwell’s Bookshop will be returning to the ground floor of the Library the week commencing September 18th 2017. The following offers are available for staff and students, and include details of the additional services that departments may wish to take advantage of for their students:

Student Price Match Guarantee

The Student Price Match Guarantee will be continuing for the next academic year.  To make Blackwell’s the most cost effective place for students to buy course books, all titles are price matched against other retailers including Amazon. If a student finds a title cheaper at another retailer they simply need to show this price in the shop and the lower price will be charged.  

 10% discount for University of Lincoln Staff

All University staff are entitled to 10% discount in the Book shop on full priced items.   Just show your staff ID card in the shop.  This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or SPMG.

Reading Lists

If there is a particular book which is a core title for the new Semester and you wish to ensure it is in stock at the bookshop, please e-mail Katie Chapman, the Bookshop Manager at katie.chapman@blackwell.co.uk with the following details:

  1. Title, Author, ISBN
  2. Module name and number
  3. Year of Study
  4. Estimated student numbers

Book Bundles

Where more than one book is recommended as a compulsory book for a course, Blackwell’s may be able to put together a book bundle, which would then be further discounted for students, and offer a more convenient way for students to purchase all of their books.  Bundles are dependent on student numbers and the titles included, so please contact Katie Chapman directly if you wish to discuss a bundle for your course.

E-Book multi-buy

E-Book multibuy offers students a flexible approach to studying with print or eBooks.  Students purchasing the printed textbook have a choice to add the eBook for just a few pounds extra. Multi-buy allows students to use their books at home, then load the eBook onto a tablet or laptop to conveniently take it to and from lectures.  E-Book multi-buy is only available on selected books, so again, please contact Katie Chapman directly if you would like your course book included. 

To find out more information regarding Blackwell’s eBooks please visit www.learn.blackwell.co.uk 

More than Books

Blackwell’s also stock and supply Stationery, lab coats, molecular sets, Art Materials – if there is a particular product outside of books which your students need please let Blackwell’s know and they will try to source it.

Pre-arrival communication, e-flyers, and flyers for welcome packs

Blackwell’s are able to supply e-flyers for core books which can be sent out as pre-arrival communication, helping students prepare for their course, alternatively these can be shown during lectures or sent out when students arrive at University. Flyers are available to give out to departments about the shop and price match offer. 

Department orders

University departments receive 19% discount on department orders.  We currently also have an offer on Study Skills books with additional discount of up to 30% and free branding of books with your departments logo.  If you are looking to supply books for your staff, or fund books for your students, contact notts.cpi@blackwell.co.uk  for a quote

Lecturer information

Lecturer information packs are also available which give full details of Blackwell’s services, and include case studies and feedback from customers.  Please e-mail Katie Chapman if you would like one posted to you.

If you have any further questions regarding any of the above please contact Katie Chapman, the Blackwell’s manager Katie.chapman@blackwell.co.uk

What’s your favourite textbook from this month?

My favourite book from the latest arrivals for the Lincoln International Business has got to be Stephen Wearing, Stephen Schweinsberg and John Tower’s (2016) Marketing national parks for sustainable tourism – what yours? This gem is located at Main 363.68068 WEA on the 1st floor of the Library.

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New Library Books & The Big Short DVD

Amongst our notable additions to our library collection this week is the Big Short (2015), a film about the sub-prime housing market in the US and the fall from grace of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) when the takeover by U.S. Treasury split the financial world.

PowerPoint slides on getting started with Refworks

I’m running a Refworks session for the Academic Subject Librarian for Psychology, Oonagh Monaghan, on Monday so I’ve embedded this PowerPoint presentation in advance. As an introductory overview about the main features of Refworks, albeit using the APA referencing system, rather the the Lincoln International Business School’s chosen Harvard referencing style, I hope it will help those interested in exploiting this labour-saving device.

Introductory presentation on using Refworks by Daren Mansfield

Learn Refwork in 20 minutes

20 minutes to learn Refworks? For anyone who has never used Refworks before it can save a lot of time. Two questions you may pondering at the moment: What is it? and Why are you mentioning it today? Refworks is online referencing software that holds all the references you need for any size of assignment from small group project, a 2000 word assignment to PhD thesis. There’s no limit. Secondly, I’m running a Refworks session on Monday and need to prepare (the slides will appear in the next blog post via Scribd, the file sharing platform). If you want to use it, the Refworks software can save you hours of combing returned library boxes, sourcing weblinks, or scraps of paper for lost references.