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.
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.
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.
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