Library International study books

A new reading list using the Talis software has been created by our Library International Co-ordinator, Josh Zhang, listing study books for international students. Just select the title and find the books in our collection. We hope this will prove helpful for students to improve their study skills.

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What new books are in the Library?

At the University of Lincoln we are fortunate enough to use Talis reading lists which links books in our collection to specific modules, enabling students to easily identify where print books are located in the library as well as giving them access to journal articles and ebooks off campus. Likewise, on this blog I like to showcase the past three months’ worth of newly acquired books that support the Business School.  This interactive reading list is updated every week to illustrate what new titles and additional copies are available in the Library, so it’s worth checking the Business Librarian blog regularly.

 

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Drop-in sessions in the Library

Are you aware that the Library holds drop-in sessions and workshops throughout the year to support your studies?  Drop-in sessions range from Academic Writing Support (Monday 11-1, Wednesday 12-2pm, Thursday 2-4pm),  Academic Subject Librarians  (held at various times through the week), Maths and Stats help (Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 10-1pm, Wednesday 1-4pm, Thursday 10-1pm), and IT support in the Library (Tuesday 2-3pm, Friday 2-3pm).  The Learning Development room, where these drop-in sessions take place, is located on the ground floor of the Library.  No need for an appointment – just turn up!

 

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New library books

Several new books and additional copies have arrived in the Library to support Business School students. I add them to a talis reading list which is a tab on this blog (see below) and includes the past three months of recent additions. If you would like any more books then please visit our More Books page.

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

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Using a thesis as a model of academic writing

I was so impressed by  Gary Ramsden’s fluently structured PhD thesis that I regularly recommend it to students as an example of good academic writing. Students can visit the core collection in the Library to use the thesis as a valued resource as an example of a well written, well argued, thorough critique. Each paragraph clearly argues a viewpoint, discusses it, summarizes and looks ahead to the next theme or discussion point. For me, it demonstrates that Gary knows his subject inside and out, and is able to persuasively express himself without hesitation as a result.

We are often asked how to write academically, how to respond to a question academically, using references to support and argue a particular viewpoint, so why not use it as a valued resource if you are interested in improving your academic critique?

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Gary’s thesis Managing the Humanitarian Supply Chain – a Collaborative Approach? is available through the Lincoln Respository, the Library catalogue and Ethos from the British Library’s digitised theses collection.

 

 

 

 

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More books please!

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More Books is back! The Library wants to know what resources you can’t get hold of! Let us know and we’ll buy more books and e-books.
Select the appropriate ‘More Books’ option (Undergraduate or Research) and complete the form with details of what you need on http://library.lincoln.ac.uk/home/more-books/ . We’ll get in touch with you if we need any additional information. Most books will be supplied within 4 weeks and we’ll reserve the book for you when it arrives.

Stella Cottrell’s ‘Seven Approaches to Learning’

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.

‘Why Minsky Matters’ radio programme

Capture MinskyFor those trying to comprehend the 2008 Credit Crunch (labelled ‘a Minsky moment’), and perhaps capitalism itself, a radio programme broadcast last night about the late American economist Hyman Minsky is certainly worth listening to. Minsky’s revealing slogan “Stability is destabilising” argued that “the seeds of the next crisis are sown as the financial sector engages in riskier and riskier lending in pursuit of profit”.  Therefore, capitalism is inherently unstable. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yn83s

Search Find it at Lincoln (library.lincoln.ac.uk) for ‘The Financial Instability Hypothesis and Hyman Minsky’ to find out more…

 

new 24/7 Library opening dates

CaptureWe are pleased to announce that the Library will be open for a period of six weeks from Sunday 2nd March – Friday 11th April 2014. 

During the two weeks starting 13th and 20th April normal opening hours will apply except for 18th,  21st, and 22nd April which will be ‘short days’ owing to the Easter holiday period.

Following the Easter holiday, the Library will be open from Sunday 27th April – Friday 16th May (3 weeks), except May Day Bank Holiday, which will be a shorter day. 

 

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Library Induction 2013

This PowerPoint presentation about the Library was delivered during Freshers’ Week 2013.

New Events Management Guide Available

Calling all Events Management Students, a new guide is now available here to help you locate relevant infomation for your course.

Finding Information for Events Management

If you need any further help then please email Daren or myself at businesslibrarian@lincoln.ac.uk

24/7 Opening starting 10th March!

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Once more the Library is offering a period of 24/7 opening to give students increased access at their busiest times of the academic year. These are:

Sunday 10th March – Sunday 24th March

Easter Vacation – Standard Opening Times

Sunday 7th April – Sunday 12th May (excluding May Day 6th May)

Maths and Stats Help Extended Hours

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We would like to welcome Phil Assheton to the Library team and more specifically welcome him to MASH. Phil is our Maths specialist in MASH with a background in computing, maths and finance.  He’s gone part time in his other job, in financial modelling, to provide support at the centre on Thursdays and Fridays.  Many of you may recognize Phil as he’s been expertly volunteering with us for some time now.

Contact Phil directly Passheton@lincoln.ac.uk or via our general emailMASH@lincoln.ac.uk.

Having Phil on board has enabled us to offer more drop-in hours. MASH drop-in can be found in the Learning Development room on the ground floor of the Library.

Our hours are now:

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  Tuesday: 10-1

  Wednesday: 1- 4

  Thursday: 10-1

  Friday: 1- 4