We are happy to welcome back More Books as your chance to tell the Library what you need for your academic study.
In December 2012, we expanded our collection by 58 items through fulfilling students’ requests. If you missed the opportunity, then now is your chance as even More Books starts today for a limited period only.
Are there resources that you can’t get hold of because there aren’t enough copies on the shelf or it is missing? Or is there a book on a module reading list that the library does not have? Have you found a book you need for your dissertation but the library does not have it? If the answer is yes to any of these please tell us via More Books!
SCONUL runs a scheme allowing you to use other academic libraries.
From Thursday 7th December new users can now register with the Sconul Access scheme online at www.access.sconul.ac.uk.
University of Lincoln students and staff are encouraged to register online, however Sconul cards will continue to be issued at the Library desk if requested. Incoming users from other institutions will need to bring a Sconul Access email introduction letter or stamped/signed Sconul Access card from their home institution and library/ID card. If you fall into a category below then you will be able to use the scheme:
Band A – Staff and research students
Band B – Part time, distance learning and placement students
More Booksis your chance to tell the Library what resources you need for your academic study. More Books is an easy and straightforward way for you to influence what we buy.
We sometimes hear that there aren’t enough books in the library, but we need more specific information to act on. Are there resources that you can’t get hold of because there aren’t enough copies on the shelf or it is missing? Or is there a book on a module reading list that the library does not have? Have you found a book you need for your dissertation but the library does not have it? If the answer is yes to any of these please tell us via More Books!
More Books includes a form for you to complete and gives us the details of the book and the reasons why you want us to buy. From this information we can then purchase either the book or ebook and we will reply to you to tell you what we have done.
More Books is launched today (Monday the 13th January) and will run for a limited period only and so please make your requests as soon as possible. It is only available to students and so will reflect your academic needs.
Just to let you know that Laura Pearson, our maths and stats colleague has added some more SPSS workshops to the MASH website.
Please email Laura at email@example.com to book you place
SPSS For Beginners – 28th November, 4-5 pm, Room UL101 in the Library
This is for you if you know SPSS is going to be part of your course and you’d like a brief overview of what it is and how to navigate around it. By the end of this session you will know how to input various forms of data, run some analysis to gain descriptives and frequencies.
SPSS For Intermediates – 5th December, 4-5 pm, Room UL101 in the Library
This is for you if you know a bit about SPSS, maybe had some work using SPSS in previous years and are a little rusty. By the end of this session you will know how to set up a data set for the different t-tests, to run the analysis and begin to interpret the output.
This is a short PowerPoint presentation about the summer developments in the Library, including the new Learning Development room, a new Library search engine, extra study spaces and speedier PCs, et al.
Fancy a chat about the services the Library has to offer?
Or just want to sit down with a nice hot drink and relax after rushing around the Freshers’ Fayre?
The Library Coffee Lounge is a chance for you to find out about the services the Library provides in a more relaxed and informal setting.
It is an opportunity for you to get to know the Academic Subject Librarians and the Customer Service team.
But it’s also a chance for us to welcome you to the Library and to the University for a new academic year.
By way of explanation, I’ve produced a step-by-step guide on how to find resources, such as business databases, on the new Library website. It’s a slightly different approach than last academic year, but it is easy to use and should enhance your research.
On the right hand side of the screen you will see ‘Find it at Lincoln’
Within this box you can either search for research material such as journal articles and books, or just search the library catalogue (just tick the box underneath the search box). If you want to search specific resources then select ‘more resources’ below the search box. On the left hand side of the screen you will see ‘Resources’:
From the Resources section you will be able to search for a journal title (via the electronic journals a-z) or investigate databases, such as FAME or Mintel, by following the relevant links.
For anyone old enough to remember, like me, Alan Sugar was the high-profile chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001. In this programme, Sugar trouble-shoots the Premiership with its enormous debt, with clubs facing an average financial losses of £20 million a year, massing a staggering debt of £3.3 bn in the league. As an example, 91% of West Ham’s turnover is spent on players’ wages. Listen to the inspirational story of former player Dave Whelan, the founder of JJB Sports, who bought Wigan Athletic about the spiralling wage bill, or Harry Redknapp who played at West Ham during their glory days but worked at a supermarket stacking shelves during the summer.
If you are a a member of staff or student at the University of Lincoln you should be able to view this programme. Box of Broadcasts has an amazing archive of tv and radio programmes ready to view or listen to. You can also create clips and embed the links, as I have done. Just go to the Portal > Library > E-Library > Box of Broadcasts and log on.
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