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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.

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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 Kegan, Lahey & Laskow. Not only for the colourful cover, but an important topic – that being how we all learn within an organisation and support each other.

New Library Bookshttp://lists.library.lincoln.ac.uk/lists/B265CE16-325F-E59A-9290-4D9FEEE7D94A.html

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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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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

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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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.

To access this database just go the library page > Find > Databases > M > Mintel.

New books this month includes Laasch’s Responsible Business (2016) and books on employability amidst those about sustainability.  Why not check out our new Lincoln International Business School library books list on Talis.

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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 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 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. 

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

Ever wondered if you could use SPSS on your computer? Well, you can now (if you’ve got a University of Lincoln account). Gone are the days when you had to borrow a CD from the Library desk.

This facility is available from the Maths and Stats guide on the Library website.

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You may not know but we have access to the Times Higher, the much-sought after news source of all things university-related, plus their awards are the most sought-after in the sector.

We have access to this newspaper via Lexis Library (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > L > Lexis Library > Sources > UK newspapers > select Times Higher Education).

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You may have read in the press today about Peking University’s acquisition of the splendid 19th century manor house to the eighth earl of Berkeley. Incidentally, the elite Beijing institution was once the career path of  Mao Zedong who once worked there as a librarian, in 1918. Other famous librarians include Golda Meir and J.Edgar Hoover.  And they say it’s a quiet profession!

 

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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For a wide-ranging database try using Scopus for your research (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find> Databases > S >). I’ve added it to my subject guides (Accountancy and Finance, Advertising and Marketing, Economics, Events Management, HRM, International Business, Modern Languages and Tourism). To test the search, I entered ‘entrepreneurship community social’ which elicited over 1000 results, which included eye-catching article titles like ‘Community energy and social entrepreneurship: Addressing purpose, organisation and embeddedness of renewable energy projects’ and ‘Financial social innovation to engage the economically marginalized: insights from an Indian case study’ (N.B. you’ll have to log in to read these articles). See what you can find on this database and deepen your research still further.  Carrying out this kind of research not only gives you ideas but exercises the imagination too.

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