Monday, 16 April 2012

Ebooks - top tip

Did you know that you can add personal notes to any ebook provided by our supplier Dawsonera?  The reader portal recognises who you are each time you log in and your notes will automatically appear.  Please note it's only possible to do this from the online reader,  not from a downloaded copy if you've chosen a 24-hour download to your own computer.

To make notes, click on the yellow Notes tab,  create or edit your notes and click Save. You can add as many notes to any page of the ebook as you wish, and you can also download them.

Check out  the Dawsonera help pages for more top tips!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Web of Knowledge Mobile Access

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 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;

  1. From a normal PC log into MUSE and go to Web of Knowledge from the library tab.

  2. Once in Web of Knowledge click on 'sign in'.

  3. 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;

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Library news for Social Sciences

Our latest Social Sciences newsletter is now out.  Our focus in this issue is on helping you find information for your assignment or dissertation.  There are some tips on searching for articles using our new library catalogue StarPlus and a feature on the multidisciplinary database Scopus.

We've also been busily spending money on boosting our collection of ebooks and have added almost 200 new social sciences ebooks titles. You can still recommend a new book, or request an ebook or additional print copies.  Just fill out our online recommendation form.