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.
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.
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.
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 .