Academic Writing Support

An exciting new service for advice on academic writing has recently started in the Library with staff able to advise on a range of writing skills from grammar to structuring an assignment. Please email us at aws@lincoln.ac.uk to arrange a 1-1 appointment and bring along a draft assignment. To support this initiative there is a new libguide about the Academic Writing Support available at guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/c.php?g=133466 complete  with informative tabs.  You can drop into any of our sessions in the Learning Development room at the end of the ground floor of the Library during the times listed below:

  • Monday – 11.00 – 13.00
  • Wednesday 13.00 – 15.00
  • Thursday 14.00 – 16.00

Running from left to right, our team consists of Judith Elkin, myself (Daren Mansfield) and Cheryl Cliffe.

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Welcome to the Library video

Please view our Library video for Welcome Week, which starts next week. The video covers everything from borrowing books to printing, as well as new developments like online reading lists.

English Language Centre Library drop-in sessions

The English Language Centre will be running their drop-ins for international students in the Learning Development room on the ground floor of the Library every Friday during August from 12.30-14.00.

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More MASH Workshops Announced!

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Laura Pearson and Phil Assheton are running further MASH workshops in the library to help you with all your maths and stats needs.

Please Email MASH@lincoln.ac.uk to book on to any of the workshops below:

Introduction to SPSS (Beginner) – Monday 4th March 2-3pm (ul101)

This is for you if you have not used SPSS yet. It is 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 and run some analysis to gain descriptives and frequencies.

t-tests on SPSS (Intermediate) – Monday 4th March 3-4pm (ul101)

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.

 

Correlations on SPSS (Intermediate) – Tuesday 5th March 2-3pm (ul101)

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 correlations, to run the analysis and begin to interpret the output. You will conduct both a Parametric (pearsons) and a Non-Parametric (spearmans) Correlation.

 

Non-Parametric Tests of Difference on SPSS (Intermediate) – Tuesday 5th March 3-4pm (ul101)

This is for you if you would like to carry out a Man-Whitney U test or a Wilcoxons T test. These are non-parametric tests for continuous data on Unrelated and Related data respectively. By the end of this session you will know how to set up data for the two tests, run them and begin to interpret the output.

 

ANOVA’s on SPSS (Advanced) – Wednesday 6th March 10-11.30am (ul101)

This is for you if you have used SPSS and know you would like to do an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). During this session you will run several different ANOVA’s and given help to recognise which to use.

 

An Introduction To Linear Regression – Thursday  14th March 2-3PM (ul101)

This session will present a basic introduction to the process we use for finding straight-line relationships between variables.  You will be given a very simple overview to help you interpret the  SPSS output and understand the nature of the relationship in your data.  It is expected that you should already know how to enter data into SPSS (see other workshops if you need to fill this in!).

 

SPSS – Bespoke Workshops

If you would like a workshop on SPSS for you and a group of your fellow students please contact us with your needs. We can run workshops at various times to suit both students and tutor.

 

Excel – Bespoke Workshops

These will be Student led workshops. Once again, let us know your needs and we can arrange suitable workshops once there is a fair demand.

 

Please email MASH@lincoln.ac.uk to show interest in any of these workshops.

If you have not found the workshop that you were hoping to, please email us with your workshop suggestion.

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

Extra SPSS Workshops

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 mash@lincoln.ac.uk 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.

New Business School Distance Learners Guide Now Available!

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Helen Williams, our colleague in the Business School has put together a Library guide to help distance learning students. The link to the guide is here: Distance Learner subject guide.

We now have a tab on the Business School subject guide that redirects users to the Distance Learner guide.

As usual if you have any problems using or accessing our resources, contact Daren or Martin via the Business Librarian email.

Tourism Help Guide

An updated guide to help you locate useful tourism information including local statistics and web specific information.

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Accountancy and Finance Workshops

Daren and myself will be running a series of drop in workshops next week, w/c 24th Sept in arrangement with Siobhan Goggin.

The times are:

Mon 24th Sept – 9 til 10 and 11 til 12

Tues 25th Sept – 11 til 12 and 12 til 1

Weds 26th Sept – 9 til 10, 10 til 11 and 11 til 12

Fri 28th Sept – 9 til 10, 10 til 11 and 11 til 12.

We will be covering the new ‘Find it at Lincoln’ search engine, demonstrating FAME and Marketline Advantage, as well as showing you where to find company reports and journal articles.

A folder has been placed behind the main library desk, so please book on as soon as possible as places are strictly limited to 20 students per session.

The help guide to accompany this session is below:

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The Library Coffee Event

Announcing the return of the Coffee Lounge!

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When: Tuesday 18th September

Where: The Library ground floor

What time: Between 10am – 2pm

You feel like some free coffee and cake?

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.

We hope to see you there!

Goodbye to the Creative Review Handbook

The Creative Review Handbook has ceased publication. However there is a web site available at: www.chb.com

It seems to be free to view and is continuing for the foreseeable future.

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When: Wednesday 14th March 11am – 1pm

Where: The Library’s Learning Development Room

What: Free chocolate eggs for answering a couple of mutiple choice referencing questions

Why: As part of the Festival of Teaching and Learning

Its all about promoting the service that we offer in the Learning Development room where you can come along at any of the times listed below to gain help with anything to do with Learning Development:

  • Monday      10.00 – 12.00
  • Tuesday     14.00 – 16.00
  • Wednesday 11.00 – 13.00
  • Thursday    14.00 – 16.00
  • Friday         10.00 – 12.00 

We offer help with finding information and using resources, essay writing and structure, revision techniques and more.

We look forward to seeing you!