Thursday, 28 November 2013

The University Library Survey 2013 – tell us what you think

We would like your feedback about the Library. Your views will help us to understand which services are important to you and show us where we can make improvements. 

The survey is open to students and academic staff until 9th December and will take about 10 minutes to complete.  We have three prizes to win, an iPad Air 16GB and two £50 Amazon vouchers, which will be awarded to randomly selected participants. If you have any questions when completing the survey, send them by email to

To complete the quiz and enter the prize draw go the Library web pages:

Monday, 25 November 2013

Managing references in Google Scholar

Google Scholar has just brought out a new feature that allows you to save and organise the references you find when searching.

Once you're logged into your Google account simply activate 'My Library' from Google Scholar and then whenever you want to send a reference to your Library just click 'save' underneath each search result.

From 'My Library' you can create different labels to organise your references into groups, making them easy to find, and you can also export your references to endnote or other more advanced reference management software.

For more information on other reference management tools see the Library webpages.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Searching for Researching

301, the University skills and development centre, is offering a series of workshops aimed at helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in their studies.

The Searching for Researching workshop is delivered by The University Library and explores how to find resources for your undergraduate research such as an essay or report. 
You will look at the different ways to search for information and how to evaluate your results to get the highest quality information into your work. You will also learn about plagiarism - making sure you use your own ideas and referencing the works of others properly.
The next workshops are being run on the following dates - click to book a place: