Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Doctoral Open Days at the British Library

The British Library is hosting a series of open days that are aimed at first year PhD students. Each one will introduce you to the library and its services by focusing on one aspect of the collections.Courses available are

Asian & African Collections – 18 January 2016 
News & Media – 25 January 2016 
Pre 1600 Collections – 01 February 2016 
Music – 05 February 2016 
Social Sciences – 12 February 2016 
17th & 18th Century Collections – 19 February 2016 
19th Century Collections – 22 February 2016 
20th & 21st Century Collections – 26 February 2016 - 

Further information
  • For the full list of open days and to book your place on one, please see this web page 
  • Booking is essential
  • Each open day costs £5.00
  • Lunch and refreshments are provided
  • To make the most of your day, you may wish to register for a free Reader Pass before the event

Monday, 23 November 2015

Critical thinking video and tutorial

Thinking critically about your sources - analysing, evaluating and synthesising information - is an essential part of your studies at University-level. Your work will benefit from using the best evidence and information available, and showing you have researched your question and have reliable evidence to back your arguments.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Millions more items now available at Boston Spa

Further to our Boston Spa minibus post from last week, the British Library has recently announced a huge increase in the number of items available for visitors to Boston Spa. In fact 85% of the collection items requested in the London Reading Rooms are now also available to Readers in Yorkshire.

More details can be found in this blog post 

Friday, 13 November 2015

Join Up Your Skills

A new venture run jointly by 301 Student Skills & Development Centre, the Careers Service, University of Sheffield Enterprise and the University Library launched this month. We can work with you to strengthen a variety of vital skills which boost your academic credentials and enhance your personal and professional development. Discover how to get more from your time at University: Join Up Your Skills

Reading lists

The Library provides an online reading list service, myResource Lists, with links to electronic resources such as journal articles, ebooks and websites in addition to items physically held in the library. You can search for your reading lists by module code, lecturer or department. For more information, please see our short introductory video on the myResource Lists homepage.

You can access myResource Lists (on and off campus) in the following ways:

  • via the link in your MOLE course menu
  • via the My services menu in MUSE
  • From the Library web pages, under the A to Z link
  • From the StarPlus homepage

    What if I have any problems, or can’t find a myResource list for my course?Email:

    Help for Academic Staff

    Thursday, 12 November 2015

    British Library Boston Spa Minibus

    The Library runs a regular free minibus service to the British Library Document Supply Centre at Boston Spa to give staff and students of the University the opportunity to use the extensive collections housed there. Visits are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month and the next trip is on the 6th of December.

    The British Library requires pre-registration to use their libraries and material must be ordered in advance. More details can be found on the library’s web page

    Friday, 16 October 2015

    Trial access to Christian-Muslim Relations Online II, 1500-1900

    The Library currently has a trial for Christian-Muslim Relations Online II, 1500-1900. This database comprises thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered, making it the fullest available source in this field.

    Trial access is available directly from our Christian-Muslim Relations Online II, 1500-1900 page. Access is available to University of Sheffield staff and students on campus only and the trial ends on 10 November 2015.

    We would be very glad of any feedback you may have on the resource. Please let us know via this form.