— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) August 29, 2017
Published by Daren Mansfield on August 29, 2017 at 11:33 am
Published by Daren Mansfield on August 29, 2017 at 11:33 am
Published by Daren Mansfield on August 15, 2017 at 7:37 am
The BRAD database , which contains newspaper circulation figures, has a new registration procedure. To gain access to this database please go to the Library website (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > Databases > B > Brad = First-time users need to register for access : How do I access BRAD?).
Published by Daren Mansfield on June 13, 2017 at 8:08 am
Several new books have arrived in the Library to support Lincoln International Business School students. My favourite from this list is Vaughan Evans (2016) Financial Times Essential Guides Writing a Business Plan: How to win backing to start up or grow your business because it will be of such practical use to students. It is a skill every business student ought to acquire.
Published by Daren Mansfield on June 7, 2017 at 11:50 am
Gone is the old, slightly clunky interface for FAME, now there’s an option to select the all new interface shows us that it compares to the slightly flashier interfaces of Euromonitor and Mintel (we’ve requested to permanently replace the old version on FAME).
We’re delighted that this upgrade has taken place. There’s now a help guide available, as well as being able to compare the profit and loss account of, for instance, supermarkets in the East Midlands under Pivot Analysis. Another feature is being able to see the calculations of a gearing ratio which is absolute gold dust to accountancy and finance students; comparable in usefulness to the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis on Marketline. Unlike the old version, there’s a warning if you use the back button so you won’t lose your work. It’s certainly worth exploring in greater depth.
Published by Daren Mansfield on June 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm
What’s your favourite new library book this week? Judging from the New Book list this month, mine is An everyone culture becoming a deliberately developmental organization by K
Published by Daren Mansfield on May 22, 2017 at 10:52 am
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:
(or go to Fame from the Databases section of our website http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/az.php )
Published by Daren Mansfield on May 16, 2017 at 10:06 am
Instead of embedding this YouTube video as I would normally do, I decided to embed the tweet from my @LINCLibrarian twitter account. It features the Academic Writing Support (AWS) manager, Judith Elkin, answering questions about what the services does to help students with their assignments. If you would like to book an appointment or turn up at one of our drop-in sessions then please see the AWS guide http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/aws
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) May 16, 2017
Published by Daren Mansfield on May 8, 2017 at 10:22 am
Starting your exams today? Here are our five top tips for surviving exams courtesy of our You Tube channel.
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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 http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/find/ills . 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.
Published by Daren Mansfield on May 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm
Our database this week in our long-running theme is Mintel.
If you’ve ever wondered what the database Mintel is capable of then this short video is a neat overview. There’s an amazing amount of UK-based information covering a wide range of sectors, categories (from austerity and value to social media) to demographics (which includes millennials). You can download a range of data from spreadsheets, and then convert them into graphs for your assignments, as well as creating impressive reports.
For instance, there’s an impressive report on mobile phone, only just published, that has not only a report but a databook where the hyperlinks on the spreadsheet, once clicked, provides options like what operating system consumers are using as well as their age range.
Why not spend a few minutes selecting various options and seeing what it can do. If you need any help then please contact me and I’m more than happy to meet you, or advise you via email.
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Published by Daren Mansfield on April 25, 2017 at 11:00 am
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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.
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 email@example.com with the following details:
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote
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.email@example.com
Published by Daren Mansfield on April 24, 2017 at 9:31 am