Before subscribing to the fabulous database, Statista, many of us were using the free version. Naturally, me included. Since paying for the subscription, however, the database has proved its worth countless time. Well, not quite – we can drill down the data – but you see my point. With over 170 industries and over 150 countries explored many students are making the most of this statistical resource. One thing that I have noticed is that students often make mistakes when referencing Statista. There is often an individual author rather than the Statista Research Department (view left – quite a big team!) or simply Statista for larger files. For instance, if you referencing Number of social media users worldwide from 2017 to 2027 by S. Dixon you will need to write the following:
Tag: Daren Mansfield
Business Librarian drop-in resuming September
It’s a long break from doing our regular drop-ins in the DCB every Wednesday, but we are restarting them in September from 10-11.30 every Wednesday. If you’re interested in support with your research, referencing or would like to know how to start an assignment then please feel free to come along – no need to book! Martin and I will be seated near the Book and Latte on the ground floor to answer all your queries and lend some support for your studies. The photo below was taken just before the lockdown (we look exactly the same!).
14,000+ words seems like A LOT, but subject librarians are here to help
14,000+ words seems like A LOT, but we’re all in the same boat ⛵️@LINCLibrarian gives his advice for tackling those 14,000 words! @GCWLibrary 📚 https://t.co/WjSfh8ivp1
— UoL Student Life (@UoLStudentLife) June 17, 2020
Book a 2020 appointment with a LIBS librarian
Do you have 2020 vision? For the adventurous and no doubt supremely organised, why not book in advance? We have appointments available for the first three weeks of the year. More to follow!
We’re back in 2020. If, as a @UoLBusiness student, you want to plan ahead and book a 1-1 appointment with me https://t.co/8aM5J2NtzZ or Martin https://t.co/3k7y31fTzo to discuss research and referencing in then we as @GCWLibrarians are happy to see you @GCWLibrary pic.twitter.com/Qc20piQKKL
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) December 18, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Martin and Daren
It’s certainly been a hectic year – our new bookable appointments have been an enormous success with all but a couple of slots fully booked up. It’s been a real pleasure to meet with so many business school students throughout the year and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.
Martin and I (me, Daren) @UoLBusiness @GCWLibrarians wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are looking forward to support students in 2020 after the festive break. pic.twitter.com/77KVdSXuju
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) December 17, 2019
New Library books for LIBS
It’s raining outside. Take shelter in the Library and check out our new books. The new academic year is fully underway, and @GCWLibrarians are busy buying new titles, new editions, et al. (us included). Martin and I have compiled a fascinating new library book list which lets you know what has arrived in the Library over the past week…Here @ bit.ly/2IGtNLW.
The list includes Simon Lindgren’s (2017) splendid Digital media & society which covers new analysis of the contemporary media landscape, and central theories of the digital society, and the hot topics and key research methods in the field. Plus much more. Sounds interesting? It’s available now @ bit.ly/2oSgwbr
New outstanding dissertations added to the LIBS showcase
It’s finally here. Ten new (2019) outstanding Lincoln International Business School dissertations have been added to the Library Dissertation Showcase. These are part of a pilot where we’re learning all the time to improve what is proving to be an excellent resource for University of Lincoln students. At the moment these are undergraduates dissertations, but there may be scope to include postgraduate dissertations further down the line; as well as adding other schools to upload their top ten dissertations. More to follow soon. Will keep you posted on developments in this exciting area.
Taking over HRM
I am delighted to announce that Martin Osborne and I (Daren Mansfield) will be supporting Human Resource Management from September onwards. As a direct result, the libguide for this subject has been updated to include ourselves as the main contacts for research and referencing. Please contact us for 1-1 support, enquiries and anything else library related.
Library Dissertation Showcase User Evaluation Survey
We’re always looking at ways to innovate the Library at Lincoln. Our fantastic new project, The Library Dissertation Showcase, went live three weeks ago and has already attracted an amazing response from users. Our User Evaluation Survey aims to investigate how the site is performing and meeting your needs in reading some of the best dissertations in the Lincoln International Business School. It is a pilot so we would welcome your feedback at this stage (and in future, but it’s more than crucial right now!).
New reading list look – today!
Talis Reading lists has upgraded to a ‘New List View’ today (ahem, Wednesday 16th January 2019). This is designed to improve usability for all users, which includes images of the front cover widely considered as the most obvious change. Here is an example of the ‘New List View’, if you would like to take a look:
New library books (October release)
Autumn is fast catching up with us and teaching is well underway. New business books have recently been shelved for the first time in the library. These may be of some interest to you, covering a good range of subjects. October promises to be a busy month for new books arriving in the GCW, so watch this space! Or posts…
New books for @UoLBusiness from @GCWLibrary including James Gustave Speth’s The bridge at the edge of the world: capitalism, the environment, and crossing from crisis to sustainabilityhttps://t.co/A5woG8wBei pic.twitter.com/YJTZ1TmePd
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) October 8, 2018
Introducing our new eBook database: EBook Central
We’re delighted to announce a new eBook platform called EBook Central, which provides a huge range of electronically available books. To prove this point, I searched for ‘marketing communications’ and received over forty thousand results. On the left-hand side of the screen you will be able to select a date range, subject area, or a report.
To find this database, all you need to do is to go to the Library website > Find > Databases > E > Ebook Central. Please provide us with your feedback.
Use Read & Write Gold for proofreading your assignment
Interested in someone proofreading your assignment or dissertation? Then grab your headphones.
Read & Write Gold (version 10) is under All Programs > Accessories > TextHelp Systems – Read & Write Gold.
You then launch the toolbar and scroll over the text before pressing the green play button. It’s as simple as that!
Meet your academic subject librarians
Feel free to contact Martin Osborne and Daren Mansfield the @GCWLibrary subject librarians for @UoLBusiness about research and referencing pic.twitter.com/JVCsJc0aQ2
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) November 1, 2017
Design your survey using Qualtrics
Earlier today, I presented this lecture to 1st year Lincoln International Business School students about Qualtrics, survey software. This includes instructions and advice on setting up your account.
Qualtrics: Design your study by Daren Mansfield on Scribd