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.
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.
This PowerPoint presentation about the Library was delivered during Freshers’ Week 2013.
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.
Based on a postgraduate workshop that took place last week, this worksheet about finding UK and international newspapers focuses mainly on the databases Lexis Library and Factiva, but also includes a few others for historical research.
This new guide about Refworks covers everything from creating folders and bibliographies to using the companion software, Write & Cite.
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.
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.
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:
Wednesday: 1- 4
Friday: 1- 4
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
Band C – Taught postgraduates
R- Reference only – Full-time undergraduates
It was one of the Eureka! moments, when reading study skills books over the summer, I found simple formulas to write well-crafted essays. These formulas can be employed to structure the skeleton of an essay. It may sound simplistic but you can build on it by weaving scholarly material into your assignment, and may be the secret of your academic success. These slides are uploaded from an essay writing workshop presented earlier today, referring in part, to Stephen Bailey’s brilliant Academic Writing for International Students of Business available at 808.06665 bai on the second floor of the GCW .
More Books is 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.
Click on the link to fill in the form and submit it: http://library.lincoln.ac.uk/home/customer-information/more-books/