This month we want to tell you about Web of Science which is a scientific citation indexing service that provides a comprehensive citation search with over 1 billion cited reference connections indexed from high quality peer reviewed journals, books and proceedings. Subject areas include engineering and business.
Web of Science gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specialised sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline.
Is there a book that you’d like us to purchase?
We’d love to hear to hear your suggestions on what books you’d like us to purchase. Maybe you’ve spotted a gap in the collection or there’s a new book that you think would benefit other students.
You’ll find a book suggestion box in the foyer of the Bay Library, where you can write your suggestions down on paper and there will be a post box for you to post your suggestions in. We’ll then review every suggestion that we receive.
If you’d rather email your suggestion to us please email email@example.com and include the title and author.
We’ve made some slight changes to the silent study spaces in Bay Library. From now on, the North Wing will be a silent study zone. You’ll find three study areas in the North Wing:-
- PC Room 1 – this is now the silent study computer room
- Silent Study Rooms – these have individual desk spaces with power sockets and USB connections for you to plug in your devices
We ask that you respect your fellow students and work silently in these areas. If you need to talk while you work, you can do so in the Central Area or the South Wing, but please consider other library users and keep noise to a minimum. (Please note, PC Room 2 in the South Wing was previously the silent PC study space, but you can now talk in this room.)
You’ll see some new signs in the North Wing
To help you during the exam period, there is some extra silent study space available in the Great Hall from the 22nd May to the 16th June. Here are the details:-
09.00-18.00 Monday (excluding bank holiday)
Great Hall 043 & 049
Great Hall 043
Great Hall 043
Great Hall 043 & 049
Great Hall 043 & 049
Good luck with your revision and in your exams. Pob lwc!
We know that you are all very busy with assignments and exam preparation at the moment, but I’d like to ask a favour.
You may be aware of our Library Guides which were introduced last summer. They’ve been available for almost a full academic year now and we think they have been useful, but we’re sure we could make it better.
We want you to help us improve the Library Guides. We’re looking for volunteers to come to the library and perform a few short tasks to help us judge how easy it is to find information on the library guides. We expect this to take an hour at most and we will give a power bank to each volunteer. (Power banks let you charge your mobile phone or other portable devices on the move. Very useful on long journeys!)
If you are able to help email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a time that is convenient for you to come into the library
If you have some feedback about Library Guides but you aren’t able to come in to the library, please do email your comments to us or complete the short survey available at the bottom of each Library Guides page.
This month we’re highlighting SAGE Research Methods Online. SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool, linking Sage’s research methods content with search tools to help researchers answer their research methods questions. The site contains 504 book titles, including the QASS (aka Little Green Book) series, 6 dictionaries, 4 encyclopaedias and a Major Work containing journal articles.
If you’re working on your dissertation or research project Sage research methods can give you the information that you need to select and use the your research method/s. It provides the theory and practical experiences of reserch methods.
Access this resource by searching for ‘SAGE research methods’ in iFind.
Sage have produced this comprehensive guide to using the resource, so if you need any help check it out. You can also access this user guide in Library Guides for SAGE Research Methods.
If you have any questions please do get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Allison Jones has recently joined the team of Subject Librarians for the School of Management and the College of Engineering. Allison will be based in the Bay Library.
Allison has previously worked as a Subject Librarian for Business, Engineering, Sports, Health and Outdoor Education at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Allison has previously been employed at Swansea University and is a graduate from Swansea University.
Allison’s role will include teaching information literacy skills and one-to-one support, amongst other things. She has an extensive training background and has worked with disadvantaged communities and individuals with specific needs.
She has a Masters in Information and Library studies from Aberystwyth University, is a Chartered member of the Charted Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP) and is also a training member for the Information Literacy Group within CILIP.
This month we are highlighting an excellent database which focuses on mergers and acquisitions – Zephyr. It contains information on M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals & rumours. It’s updated hourly, so you’ll always get the latest information!
We’ve made a short screencast to show you how you can search Zephyr.
You can access FAME in two ways:-
- Go to iFind and search for Zephyr
- Follow links from the online Library Guides, where you’ll also find guides to using Zephyr
If you need any help using Zephyr please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or come to see us in the library.
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