Friday, 26 April 2013

Stand out from the crowd: bite-size session

Next Wednesday's Bite-size session in the Information Commons is called Stand out from the crowd: researching employers. This session on employer information is led by our Social Sciences Faculty Librarian, Maria Mawson.  Employer research is an essential part of preparing for a job application or interview. Everybody else will use Google. Find out how specialist databases provided by the library can help you to stand out from the crowd.

The session on Wed 1st May takes only 20 minutes and starts at 12.10 in IC Collaboratory 2. No need to book, just turn up. The session is open to all staff and students and cookies are included!
Check the IC blog for future sessions and to see recordings of past ones.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Market research information - new trials

We have trials running to two new databases of market research information.

The first is to Passport, from Euromonitor International. This is is a global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers. It includes:
  • Industry and company analysis
  • Export and market entry strategies
  • Trend monitoring
  • Country profiling
  • General business references
The trial runs until 28 April 2013. Follow the Connect to Passport link from our Passport page. You will need to register to use the database for the first time.

The second trial is to Keynote. This provides commercially relevant market insight and analysis to the business and the academic world. There are over 2,500 full reports online, plus full access to Company Information; a database of over 7 million UK companies. The trial will be available until 31 May 2013.

Please use our feedback form to let us know what you think of these new databases.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Library sessions in 301: Student Skills and Development Centre

The University Library is collaborating with 301: Student Skills and Development Centre.

The first sessions, ‘Searching for Researching: finding quality resources for your undergraduate research project’ are aimed at any undergraduate student who is carrying out their first research project. These will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 16th April 5.30-6.30pm (next week!)
Friday 17th May 12-1pm

The last session this semester, ‘Searching for Research: finding quality resources for your research project’ is aimed at Taught Postgraduates and any Undergraduates working on their dissertations over the summer. This will be held on the following date:

Thursday 6 June 5.30-6.30pm

For booking information please see here.