This presentation was delivered to all 1st year Lincoln International Business School students in the Isaac Newton main lecture theatre as part of an academic skills presentation (this time without a radio mic!).

Library Searches Sept 17 by Daren Mansfield on Scribd

If you would like to find out whether we have access to a particular journal then please go to the electronic journal a-z facility (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > Electronic Journals a-z).

This is a presentation which Cheryl Cliffe and I presented at the inaugural Mercian Collaboration Conference on Tuesday 12th September, covering trust and academic writing which contains some surprising and illuminating findings.

Do They Trust Us, Do We Trust Them by Daren Mansfield on Scribd

Yesterday the Academic Writing Support team (including myself) had their photo taken in preparation for the new semester which begins on Monday 18th September. Cheryl Cliffe is on the left while Judith Elkin, the AWS manager, is on the right. We hold drop-in sessions in the Learning Development room on the ground floor of the Library (starting on the 25th September) and 1-1 appointments throughout the year.  Currently, we are planning some workshops for October and November which cover a range of study skills areas such as essay writing, note-taking and strategic reading (et al.)

 

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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?). 

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http://ask.library.lincoln.ac.uk/eresources/faq/179443

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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.

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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