Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
After a programme is recorded users can stream a Flash video in a web page - in a similar way to BBC's iPlayer. BoB stores recorded TV and Radio programmes in an archive indefinitely* for all users to enjoy. The archive currently offers over 45,000 TV and radio programmes covering all genres, and that number is set to rise as more further and higher education institutions join BoB
Please contact Clare Scott for details of how to access this trial.
This trial is only available until 12 December. It is expensive to subscribe so we really need to know what you think. Please let give us your feedback on this service here:
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
If you create a personalised account within the database, you can organise your search results in folders and add notes to documents that you save. You can also save searches, create alerts and RSS feeds.
Apps for iPhone and Android devices are available.This database will be of interest to students and researchers in a range of disciplines across the University. To get access, open StarPlus from the library tab in MUSE and click the Log in link in the top right corner. Type Business Source Premier into the University Collections search box.
Trail access is available until 26th November 2012. If you would like to comment on this trial please do by completing the Trial Electronic Resources feedback form.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
- Understand in broad terms how search engines work
- Discover what the invisible web is and why it matters
- Try out a selection of handy techniques and tips for quicker, more effective searches
- Learn about other sources of information and when to use them
Friday, 26 October 2012
Different subjects are covered on different days and include Music, English and Drama (19th to 20th Century & Pre 1900), History and Art and Design. For more information about dates and how to book take a look a the British Library's website.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
This database from The Stationery Office includes access to:
- UK Legislation: including Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh Legislation
- Command and House Papers: Green Papers
- White Papers, Annual Report and Accounts, Departmental Reports and Treaty Series
- Parliamentary Publications: Hansard, Bills and Amends and Select Committee Reports
Friday, 12 October 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Thursday, 12 July 2012
You can access the collection easily from our new catalogue StarPlus by typing 'Archives Unbound' into the University Collections search box and clicking 'View Online'. StarPlus is available via the Library tab in MUSE. If you haven't used it yet, try it out and let us know what you think. We'll be continuing to add new features based on your requests and new technological developments.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
I have updated the Information Skills Resource for Modern Languages so that there is now a Referencing Tutorial for Harvard Author-Date style and for MHRA footnote style for each of the four main languages: Spanish, German, French and Russian.
This may help dual students in particular. School of |Languages and Cultures does not ask you to use one particular referencing style but you must be consistent with whichever style you do use for your essays and assignments
Friday, 1 June 2012
The Library can help with advice on referencing, finding literature, data and other materials.
Have a look at our online tutorials about StarPlus, writing a literature review and referencing.
If you’d like some individual help face to face, contact the library subject specialist for your department. Alternatively, pop into the IC skills suite on level 1. Staff are normally available between 9-5 Monday-Friday. Ask at the information desk for directions.
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Web of Knowledge have recently brought out a new mobile version of their database so now you can search for articles on the go. The mobile interface contains many of the same features; so there's all the advanced search options, you can set alerts, view your search history and send references to endnoteweb.
To get started all you need to do is go to http://m.webofknowledge.com/ from your phone and log in with your personal WoK username and password.
If you haven't created a WoK account before just follow the steps below;
From a normal PC log into MUSE and go to Web of Knowledge from the library tab.
- Once in Web of Knowledge click on 'sign in'.
- Then click 'register' to create a new account (when registering it's best to use your @sheffield email address).
You can now use your new password for the mobile interface as well as accessing all the database's advanced features. All you need to remember is to log into your new account at least every 6 months from an IP authenticated computer to ensure your account stays active.
For more information or trouble-shooting see the WoK webpages below;
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
This edition includes information on dissertation support, a spotlight on primary sources and details of the some of the new books recently added to stock:
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Choose which language you want to search for - you can use the arrows to switch between languages for translations e.g. French to English or vice versa. Use 'Search' tab to do a quick search - click on the dropdown keyboard to put in accents or different alphabets/characters. Choose 'Browse' tab to access alphabetical entry lists.
- Used advanced search to search the full text of the dictionary.
- Restrict search to specific parts of speech, subject area or language register
- Perform Boolean searches
- Get click-through explanations of phonetic symbols
- Insert accented characters (letters from a different alphabet) using a handy virtual keyboard
- Print, email, cite or link
- Find language learning and usage tools and resources
- Grammar notes
- Verb tables
- Cultural information
- Advice on applying for jobs
- Sample letters, emails and CVs
- Downloadable kits to help teach and learn essential dictionary skills
- Oxford Language Web gives you a translation of a word into 13 languages
Monday, 5 March 2012
|EBSCOhost the provider of RILM Abstracts of Music literature have updated their site to make subject indexing searchable within four areas:|
Try it out. If you need help check out the EBSCO Support site
Monday, 27 February 2012
1.America in protest: Records of anti-Vietnam war organisations
2.Intelligence reports from the National Security Council's Vietnam Information Group 1967-1975
3. U.S. Civilian advisory effort in Vietnam...1950-1954
You can access this via MUSE and the Library eResources here
Hopefully this will help with some dissertations.
Friday, 20 January 2012
where we can improve. The University has made additional money
available to the Library in 2011/12 to strengthen our collections for
students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.
We are currently exploring ways of targeting the funds but we would also like your help.
Let us know about books that you'd like to see added to our collection, or titles where you think extra copies would be useful, by filling in the book recommendation form available on the Library web pages.
We can't promise to buy everything that you suggest, but all your
recommendations will be carefully considered.
Thanks for your help.
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
This closure is to allow the remaining B sequence books on Level 1 to be moved to Level 3. The move will allow full access to the books that were previously located on Level 1.
The lift will be unavailable for periods of time during these moves. If you would like more information on accessing the library please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for any inconvenience this closure may cause.