Thursday, 24 March 2016

We love databases!


If it is psychology you are interested in, then this database is for you!  It contains full-text publications of the American Psychological Association (APA) and other relevant publishers, e.g. the Canadian Psychological Association, so you have access to high quality peer-reviewed scholarly articles.  In addition to journal articles, there is access to book reviews.  Coverage includes current material and dates back many years, e.g. to the first issues of most APA journals.

You can save yourself time by using the search tips in the Help section, e.g. the symbols used for Phrase searches help by ensuring you find documents that contain the phrase you want (if you don’t use the Phrase search symbols you will probably get some results where one word is in one place in the document and the other word is somewhere else in the document thus it might be nothing to do with the subject you are searching for).

Don’t be daunted by this vast collection as it can be narrowed to a more manageable number, e. g. by Field searches and Refining the Results. The Subject Librarian, Erica Fothergill, can be contacted if you want some help with using PsycARTICLES®  (Erica can be contacted at the Townhill Library, telephone 01792 482113).

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Monday, 14 March 2016

Easter opening times

The opening hours of our UWTSD Swansea libraries are slightly different during the Easter vacation period. All opening hours for each library are listed below. Please check before you visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, 19 February 2016

We love databases!

This week, we’ve chosen to have a look at Education Source. This database can make a claim to be the most authoritative resource for anyone studying in the area of education.  As the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, it covers  all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also provides insight into educational specialties,  such as multilingual education and testing.

Coverage dates back as far as 1929  and the impressive content includes:  more than 2,000  full text  journals, indexing and abstracts for 3,500 journals, 550+  full text books and monographs, and 1,200 full text  education-related conference papers.

It has a clear and easy to use interface.  Our subject librarians love it! Why not have a look and see what you can find?  If you’d like a hand or more information, contact 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Vacation Opening Hours

 It’s almost the end of term and we hope you will all have time to relax over the Christmas vacation! Your UWTSD Swansea libraries will be open for some of the vacation, including Christmas Eve. If you would like to visit us after the 11th December, please check our library opening times below, as our vacation hours do differ from our term-time opening.

Please note, in line with the rest of the university, the libraries will be closed on Christmas Day and reopen for the start of term on the 4th January 2016. Any items you borrow over the holiday period will be issued out until the 15th January 2016, so you'll have plenty of time to get the most out of them. Don’t forget though, our online resources are accessible off-campus, wherever you are!

Nadolig Llawen! Merry Christmas!

Griffith Library, Dynevor

Owen Library, Mount Pleasant

Swansea Business School Library

Townhill Library

Monday, 30 November 2015

We love databases!

Over the last few weeks we've been highlighting some of the fantastic journal and newspaper databases we have available for you in our online library. There are thousands of full text articles available for you to access free of charge, from anywhere, 24/7, spanning across all academic subject areas.

This week we've chosen to put the spotlight on Hospitality and Tourism Complete. This collection of scholarly research and industry news contains more than 1.18 million records, with full text articles from over 520 publications including journals, company and country reports and books. Coverage dates back as far as 1938 and includes international as well as British publications.

You can print, save or email the articles, as well as setting up a personal log-in to create email alerts for topics of can even get help with your referencing and citations!

So if you are a student of tourism, catering and hospitality, or event management, this database has loads to, what are you waiting for?!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

UWTSD Swansea Libraries in numbers!

 We have so many fantastic resources and services available through the library, that we decided to look at the statistics behind these resources and services. For example, we calculated that there are over two thousand ebooks available through our catalogue, that  almost 211,000 people visited our four Swansea UWTSD libraries last year and that our blog has received over 60,000 visits as well! We decided that we would like to display the information numerically, as an infographic, and this term  have posted sections of the infographic on our Swansea UWTSD Library Facebook page and on Twitter. However, now we’re revealing the whole poster, in Welsh and in English. We hope you like it!

  If you have any questions about our  range of resources and services, or would like help finding information for your research, please ask and we'll be happy to help!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

We love databases!

Today we're continuing our 'We love databases!' series, featuring IEEE.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library recently celebrated its 15th year as an online resource. Enabling access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners, the database IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than three million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Its content includes over 160 journals, over 1,200 conference proceedings and more than 3,800 technical standards, with 25,000 new documents being added to IEEE Xplore each month!

An easy to use database, IEEE Xplore contains a wealth of information for electrical engineering, computer science and electronics students. You'll find it in the Databases section of our library website. Simply enter a topic in the search field, e.g. electronics, and you’ll be presented with 1000s of results such as conference proceedings and full-text journal articles. You can refine your results to include journals and magazines and select the date of the articles you wish to view. There’s also a handy Standards Dictionary Terms resource which displays dictionary terms sorted by relevancy of the words you’ve typed into the search box. You can view a summary of the article to see if it’s relevant for your research and check if the author has other articles on the database.  IEEE Xplore often includes full-text pdfs with its references, lists if articles have been cited, and enables you to view articles on a similar topic, again often containing the full-text. Finally, IEEE also displays keywords related to the article, which can be really useful if you are trying to refine your search.

 If you would like help accessing the information on IEEE Xplore or any of our library resources, please contact your subject librarian.