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.

Finding company information

This PowerPoint video includes two videos (FAME & Marketline) that we’ve produced (in Camtasia) on finding company information. Based on an imaginary assignment on British Airways PLC and the UK airline industry, the video is designed to show students how to find financial statements, company profiles and management tool analyses. There is a full screen option on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Thomas Piketty on Economic Ineqality

The economist of the moment, Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st century, is interviewed by Foreign Affairs. The interview reveals Piketty’s challenge to the logic of capitalism of increasing inequality, and an insight into his radical alternatives to escape cataclysmic financial and ideological downfall.  Pikertty’s weighty 577 page book has already sold over 200,000 copies and is clearly unnerving the economic world order. Happily, it is on order and will arrive in the University of Lincoln’s Library very soon for those eager to read more.

Piketty continues to ignite the world, and has recently received criticism from no less than the Financial Times, to which gives several ripostes in a detailed letter published online.

‘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…

 

A fix to “Could not load Chrome PDF Viewer”

Some of our users are getting problems when when trying toopen PDF documents in Google Chrome. Elif Varol, the Library (eResources) Assistant, has written a helpful blog post on rectifying this issue.

Thought Cloud

Futures as part of Strategy, guest lecture by Graeme Leach

Futures as part of Strategy – guest lecture by Graeme Leach, 11 March Poster

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. 

 

Finding UK and international newspapers

UK and International Newspapers

This handout about UK and international newspapers was part of a 90-minute workshop delivered throughout the year, covering all the University’s newspaper databases.

Drop-in sessions in Business & Law building

Do you need any help with your research (finding quality journal articles, searching relevant databases, etc) or Harvard Referencing? Why not come along to our drop-in session based opposite Starbucks on the ground floor of the Business & Law building.  We are happy to see you.

1-1 Writing Support at the English Language Centre

The English Language Centre has Writing Support  to help international students with assignments and dissertations. Students can come to their ‘Drop-In’ Sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2pm at the Student Support Centre in the Main Administration Building.

Library induction 2013

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

New database page

As part of a review of our electronic databases we have designed a New database page listing our subscribed resources, making it easier to navigate.  This page remains in the same location as the previous database page (library.lincoln.ac.uk > more resources > databases).

Feel free to add the link to your favourites: http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/databases to conduct your research more effectively.

Database page