Friday, 22 May 2015

Information literacy - employability

Being information literate will help you in the workplace and when applying for jobs. Find out more about the importance of information literacy in the workplace by looking at this webpage. It explains what information literacy means and provides useful links to online tutorials and further information. There is also a link to case studies of University of Sheffield graduates, who have reflected on their experiences at work.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is a resource for global business literature and data, such as country and industry reports. It also provides company profiles for the world’s 10,000 largest companies (see top left of screen), which will be useful for any student preparing for job applications or interviews.

The database has Text-To-Speech functionality (in English) for articles in HTML format. The search interface can be translated into a number of different languages, and articles in HTML format can also be translated.

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.

Open StarPlus from the My services menu in MUSE. Type “Business Source Premier” into the University Collections search box and follow the link to the database. Alternatively, it can be accessed from here by connecting to the Business Source Premier website (See Quick links on the right) - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.

Monday, 11 May 2015

New! Financial Times (

The Library now subscribes to the Financial Times ( - the online edition of the British daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news internationally. will enable you to access a wide range of news articles and information on: companies, markets, the global economy, business and finance, management, and more.

As well as the online edition of the newspaper, you can also view the Financial Times ePaper, which is an exact digital replica of the printed newspaper.  The ePaper is released from 6am London time and can be read on your computer or downloaded. It is also available as a web app, optimised for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Furthermore, the Financial Times have created a searchable ePaper archive.

Useful tip: Take a look at the Tools drop-down menu located on the right side of the screen. From here you can: access ePapers; create “clipping lists” of articles that you want to go back to; set up alerts; access the currency converter; search or browse for executive jobs; look up definitions using the FT Lexicon; and access other tools.

Access is available directly from here by connecting to the Financial Times website (see Quick links on the right). You'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.

You'll need to register for a personal account using your University email address the first time that you access Further information is available here.
You can use your personal login details for anywhere, anytime access. This means you can access directly from your mobile device. Your account will need to be verified every 90 days by connecting to the FT website using the link on this page. 

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Reference management

Reference management software can be used to collect, store and manage bibliographic references. You can then include the references in academic writing and automatically reformat them for different referencing styles.

Take a look at the Library’s Reference management webpages to find out how you can get started with using reference management software that is supported by the Library. The Quick links on the right will take you to further sources of information, including guides to getting started with EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop.
For training materials and further support for EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop, please see the Library's Information Skills Resource

The Library also offers introductory courses on EndNote Online for postgraduate research students as part of the Doctoral Development Programme

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online

The new update to Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy has gone live. 

New for users
  • All articles begin with an accessible summary in bold, free to view for all users and significantly improving discoverability
  • Articles can be saved into labelled shortlists for easy reference
  • Articles can be easily shared
  • Search has been improved to enable results  to be filtered on a greater number of facets
Access through the above link or search on Starplus. You may be required to sign in

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Exam Plus

Take a look at the Exam Plus webpages to find out how the Library, and our colleagues throughout the University, can help you during your exams. The webpages are separated into 4 useful sections: Find a Space, Find Skills, Find a PC, and Find Help. The Find a Space and Find a PC sections provide up-to-date information to help you find study spaces during busy periods. Furthermore, from 11 May the Library has secured extra study spaces around the University and details of these can be found under Find a Space. The webpages also provide links to further sources of help that you may need during the exam period, including: information skills tutorials, workshops, and revision tips. There is also information about who to contact should you need further help.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Russian Newspapers Online

The library now has on-line access to Izvestiia (1917-) and Pravda (1912-) provided by East View.
Search for them on Starplus (and remember to sign in)