Friday, 30 October 2015

Learning spaces

CiCS have developed a new tool to help you find places to study. Study spaces can be sorted by name or the number of computers they hold. You can also refine the list of spaces according to opening hours or the type of study space required. Access the tool here 

Monday, 26 October 2015

Trial access to EMIS – feedback welcome

The Library has arranged trial access to EMIS, an online resource which provides company and industry intelligence on emerging markets worldwide. The information is sourced from a combination of global data providers, local news sources and data owners.

Trial access is available to University of Sheffield staff and students until 16 November 2015. This resource can only be accessed from on campus via this webpage (see Quick links on the right hand side of the webpage).

We welcome your comments on this trial resource - please use this online form

To request a new trial please use this online form

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

StarPlus for all: basics and more

StarPlus, the Library catalogue, can be accessed from your MUSE account (under My services) or from the Library web pages at:

Remember to click on the University members link at the top of the page if you are accessing StarPlus from the Library web pages (when you access StarPlus from MUSE, you will be automatically signed on to the catalogue). Signing on to StarPlus will give you full access to resources and features including the e-Shelf and your online Library account.

Search under the University Collections tab to find: books, ebooks, journals, databases, theses and multimedia.  Enter keywords into the search box then refine your results later.

Use the Articles and More tab to search for journal articles from databases.  All results shown will be available for you to access. However, you can also choose to include results without full text online access.
Top tips
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take a look at our StarPlus tutorial to learn more.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Pop-Up Library is coming to the Management School!

We’ll be in the cafeteria on Wednesday 14th October, 12.00-14.00.

Drop by and say hello, and we'll do our best to answer your questions about digital library resources and support for learning and research in management. Look out for our banner, and we look forward to meeting you.