Academic Misconduct Workshop

The university takes academic misconduct very seriously and it can have a serious and detrimental effect on your results.

On Wednesday 8th February a workshop, to help you avoid academic misconduct, is being held in the Bay Library from 14.00-15.00 in PC room 2.

During the workshop we’ll look at:

  • What constitutes academic misconduct.
  • The definition of plagiarism, collusion and the commissioning of work.
  • Why it’s so important to reference.
  • How to reference and common mistakes.
  • Where to find help with referencing.
  • Tools that can help you reference.

There’s no need to sign up, you can come along on the day.

Trial access to HS Talks:Business & Management collection.

We currently have trial access to a new resource until 30th June – HS Talks: the Business & Management Collection.

The Business & Management Collection contains 900 online video lectures and case studies by  leading world experts.

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To access on campus go to www.hstalks.com/business  – no username necessary.

To access off campus – please email buslib@swansea.ac.uk  from your university email to request access.

Academic staff – you can embed any of these videos in your Blackboard  modules until end of trial in June.

  1. Find a suitable video in HS Talks
  2. Click on video title.
  3. Click on “Embed in course”
  4. Copy link to clipboard, then paste into a BB module , website, blog or email.

HS Talks trial

Send any queries or comments about this trial to buslib@swansea.ac.uk

 

Password security

Hi Bay Library users, I’m Grant and I work here as a Service Adviser on the Library desk at the Bay.  Previously I worked for IT Support at Aberystwyth University.  Here are some top tips regarding the security of your uGrantniversity password:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Go to https://mypassword.swan.ac.uk  to change your password from the default password you were given at the beginning of your SU studies.
  • Make your password more than 10 characters long. The longer the better.
  • Use higher and lower case letters.
  • Use at least, 2 numbers and 1 special character ($%*&) in your password.
  • Use different passwords for different systems.
  • Change your passwords every now and again.
  • Never share your password with anyone – not even a member of Library and IT staff.

Keep secure. Stay safe.

 

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.

Looking for business-related information from and about Europe?

European flag

  • Need to read Jonathan Hill’s (EU Commissioner for Financial Services)  latest speech on Capital Markets Union?
  • Looking for the recent report on “A Digital Single market Strategy for Europe” or the European Investment Bank’s “Investment Plan for Europe”?
  • Or the latest info on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership?
  • Need detailed comparative data of inflation rates across EU countries (Harmonised Indices of Consumer prices)?

 

The European Union has many divisions and websites for the Parliament, Councils, Commissions, Bank, Courts – it can difficult to navigate.  However there are two key resources which could help you:

EUROPEAN SOURCES ONLINE
http://www.europeansources.info/search.jsp
European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on the issues of importance to European citizens and stakeholders. ESO provides access to thousands of expertly selected websites, documents and publications from the EU and other international organisations, national governments, think tanks, stakeholder organisations, working papers etc., full text articles from Financial Times and European Voice, plus bibliographic records to key academic textbooks and periodical articles, and a series of Information Guides compiled by the ESO Editorial Team. Updated daily. Link to our Guide.

ESO home page
EUROSTAT

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/
Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities in Luxembourg. Eurostat gathers data from the official statistical agencies in EU member countries. It then has to ensure that the data is harmonized so that meaningful comparisons can be made across several countries.  Eurostat covers all subjects especially business, economics, finance.

Eurostat home page

156 new ebooks!

Good news! We have recently bought two ebook collections for our School of Management students. These titles come to us via Elgar Online, which is a database of research books, handbooks, companions, encyclopaedia, dictionaries and other academic material.  Swansea University students can now access the 2014 Economics & Finance collection of ebooks (99 titles) and the 2014 Business & Management collection (57 titles) from Elgar Online.

The available ebooks have all been added to our iFind Discover library catalogue, so you’ll see them cropping up in your results as you search for library resources as normal. If you’d like to view a list of all these new titles, just search for Elgar Online on iFind Discover and follow the links to the database homepage. From there, you’ll be able to choose Browse from the options along the top. Once the titles are listed, remember to choose the option for All accessible content under Refine by access to ensure you’re viewing the ebooks from the collections we’ve subscribed to.

We think these extra resources are going to be really useful, so do please have a look at them when you get a chance. If you have any questions or need any help, please contact the School of Management subject support team at buslib@swansea.ac.uk.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Mintel name change: meet the new “Mintel Market Sizes”

Mintel Global Markets Navigator has changed its name to “Mintel Market Sizes”. This is one of a pair of Mintel resources we have for market research. As the name suggests, Market Sizes has data on global markets so if you are curious on exploring the growth of the Brazilian beer market or Dishwashing Products in Poland or Debit and Credit Cards in China, then this is the database for you. You can also use the “Search” dashboard to build a query and compare markets between countries and regions.

Access it here: https://ifind.swan.ac.uk/discover/Record/616042#.VCRAWpRdWSo

Screenshot of Mintel Market Sizes showing search dashboard

Our guide to Mintel: https://blackboard.swan.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/institution/LibraryISSResources/Database%20Guides/Mintel.pdf (PDF)