Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Monday, 23 March 2015
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
- Use quotation marks when searching for a phrase, e.g. “global warming”.
- Use an asterisk at the end of a word to represent alternative endings. For example, educat* will search for: education, educating, educational etc.
- Use the e-Shelf to organise, print, email and push your search results into reference management software. Add search results to your e-Shelf by clicking on the star icon (located on the left of each search result).
- To request a book that is out on loan, click on the Get It tab and then the Request link (requested items are now being issued until after the Easter Vacation: Easter Vacation Loan Periods).
- Look at the Subject Guides to identify the key databases and online resources for your subject area. Link to the Subject Guides from the home page of StarPlus.
- Search for and connect to databases from the University Collections tab.
Monday, 16 March 2015
It is worth spending time thinking about your search before you start- list relevant keywords and search terms and any alternatives. For example, if you are searching for global warming, you will also want to search for climate change and greenhouse effect. Consider different spellings such as colour/color, and any technical terms or abbreviations.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
The Library now subscribes to the Daily Mail Historical
Archive. As well as providing access to the regular edition of the Daily Mail,
the archive also contains Special Issues and the Atlantic Editions, printed on
board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931. The archive can be
browsed by date or searched using the basic and advanced search options. It
also provides access to a small selection of essays about the Daily Mail including
a chronology of key events in the history of the newspaper (see the Essays tab at the top of the screen).
For further help with finding newspapers in the Library and on the Internet, take a look at our subject guide or contact the librarian for your department.