Bay Watch! Books moving in August

If you’ve been over to the ISS News blog lately, you’ll see that we’ve got some more information about the book move to the Bay Library in August. There are more details on ISS News, but some important things to remember are:-

  • Levels 1 and 2 of the LIC at Singleton Park Campus will be closed after the 21st August so we can pack up the books
  • The LIC will remain open and you will be able to access Levels 3 and 4 as normal
  • If you need anything from Levels 1 or 2 while they’re closed, please ask at the Issue Desk. We’ll do our best to fetch them for you, but if an item as already been packed up and moved to the Bay, you will need to wait until after 1st September for it

So, if you know you’re going to need any books over the summer, it’s a good idea to borrow them now!

The Bay Library opens at 8am on the 1st September. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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Interior of the new Bay Library. Books coming soon!

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Stay alert: know about the lastest articles on your subject

Use these alerting services to keep up-to-date with the latest journal articles in your field.

Zetoc is a database that provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) of over 29,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers. Zetoc Alert is a current awareness service that sends you email alerts matching the search criteria that you have provided whenever new data is loaded into the database. The searches may be for particular journals, for authors and for keywords from the titles of articles and papers. Watch this screencast for step-by-step instructions on creating Zetoc Alerts.

iFind is Swansea University Library’s search for print and online books, journal, articles, and more. You can set up iFind search alerts, which mean that you will be emailed regularly with any new results that meet your search criteria. This guide explains how you can save queries (searches) and set up and manage alerts in iFind.

If you have any questions or would help with setting up alerts, please get in touch with us at buslib@swansea.ac.uk.

Making Subject Headings work for you – targeting your search using the Thesaurus in ProQuest and Ebsco

Are you having trouble finding relevant articles in your database search results? Are you struggling to identify the right keywords to define your topic? The Thesaurus could help!

It might sound like something out of Jurassic World, but a database thesaurus is actually a searchable list of the ‘controlled’ subject headings used by that database. These standardised headings are used ‘tag’ articles to help you find what you want. Since terminology can change from country to country and over time, these standardised subject headings can pick up articles which you might miss when you think of your own keywords. The Thesaurus will also show you broader, narrower and related terms which can help to guide your search.

So, for example, if you look up ‘Strategic Management’ in the ProQuest Thesaurus, you’ll find ‘Corporate management’ as a broader term and ‘Balanced scorecard’ as a narrower term. You’ll also find related terms such as ‘Enterprise risk management’, ‘Market strategy’ and ‘Strategic planning’. You could add some or all of those terms to your search to find articles you need.

ProQuest has made a short video to help you find and use the Thesaurus. It’s well worth a look!

The Thesaurus in Ebsco’s Business Source Complete works in a similar way. There’s a guide available with more help and information.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please get in touch with us at buslib@swansea.ac.uk.