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 .
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/
This newly-produced help guide is to help anyone using ebooks at the University.
It’s hot off the web press – the all-new Business School website for Library resources. It includes many illuminating sections on recommended books, journals and websites, as well as new helpguides. This site replaces the old subject pages formerly located on the Portal.
We are always interested in your feedback so there is an interactive poll located on the homepage – feel free to comment!
An updated guide to help you locate useful tourism information including local statistics and web specific information.
This updated Business guide includes all the major resources at The University of Lincoln, referring in particular to the new Library website found at http://library.lincoln.ac.uk. We are currently upgrading all our help guides for the Business School to incorporate the changes listed in an earlier blog post called ‘What’s new in the Library‘.
This is a short PowerPoint presentation about the summer developments in the Library, including the new Learning Development room, a new Library search engine, extra study spaces and speedier PCs, et al.
Having trouble finding historical Tourism statistics? Marketline on the e-library section of the Portal might well be what you are looking for. You can download spreadsheets of really useful information from this database with archives going back twenty years. If you wish, you can select the full screen option to play this audio video at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
The British on Holiday: Charter Tourism, Identity and Consumption (2011) by Hazel Andrews is considered to be a unique ethnographic study of tourists in the Palmanova and Magaluf resorts on the island of Mallorca (incidentally a Catalan spelling of Majorca, it’s more popular name), a predominantly British package holiday destination.
Characterised by fast food outlets with a bawdy reputation as a ‘party’ island and 18-30 club activities, the British have exerted massive cultural influence upon Mallorca typified by pub names like ‘Nutters’ and ‘Diana Beach Bar’. Keenly looking beyond impact of previous studies, Andrews (2011) reflects upon the holiday as a search for a more satisfying life and the aspect of tourist motivation. She discusses the ‘sacred’ ritualisation of the holiday experience as though it is a pilgrimage seeking paradise, even regarding souvenirs as sacred relics. Understanding the regressive childlike behaviour displayed by some tourists, Andrews (2011) explains that their lack of inhibition lends itself towards a Freudian interpretation; a theory which is allegedly supported by travel literature. Andrews (2011) also explores the notion that someone’s hedonistic fantasy can be another’s Hell, with some sleep deprived tourists wanting to return home early owing to so much noise on the island.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, particularly in trying to understanding the bizarre, and exclusive, concept of Britishness abroad (the supposedly innate need of some tourists to wave the Union Jack on hotel balconies, etc) and Andrews (2011) mega-theory of consumerism and nationalism, deliberately exploited to produce a sense of belonging in British charter tourists. It is amusing (some tourists were not sure if Mallorca was an island!) and thought-provoking because of her interpretation of a wide range theories underpinning tourism studies.
Q. Mallorcans have an exceedingly rich history of cuisine; but what is an Arros Brut?