‘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.

Library induction 2013

Library Induction 2013

This PowerPoint presentation about the Library was delivered during Freshers’ Week 2013.

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

 

 

New Refworks guide

RefWorks Help Guide 2013

This new guide about Refworks covers everything from creating folders and bibliographies to using the companion software, Write & Cite.

Find it at Lincoln guide

Find it at Lincoln guide

This helpguide is to show you how to use the new search engine, Find it at Lincoln, more effectively. I have also uploaded a link to the Business School libguide under the Help Guides tab.

http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/business

 

Essay writing slides

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 .

Introduction to Essay Writing

More books please!

 

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/

 

Factiva log in improvements

The database for predominantly used to research international news sources, Factiva, has recently improved its log in access.

This means no more “network\” for this database; it also means that the A-to-Z/Find it at Lincoln will link directly to a specific journal title rather than just to the database homepage.

Example: the Lincolnshire Echo – http://lncn.eu/cky6

You can still find the database listed under http://www.library.lincoln.ac.uk > more resources > databases > F > Factiva…

And, if you didn’t already know, Factiva contains a Financial Times archive, alongside the ABI Inform database .

 

 

New Business School Distance Learners Guide Now Available!

Cartoon Student Grades

 

Helen Williams, our colleague in the Business School has put together a Library guide to help distance learning students. The link to the guide is here: Distance Learner subject guide.

We now have a tab on the Business School subject guide that redirects users to the Distance Learner guide.

As usual if you have any problems using or accessing our resources, contact Daren or Martin via the Business Librarian email.