Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Happy Saint Dwynwen's Day!

Today is St. Dwynwen's day, to commemorate the Welsh patron saint of friendship & love!

To find out more about the legend of Dwynwen, visit the National Museum of Wales' link -http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/faq/stdwynwen/

We've also got some items about Dwynwen in the Teaching Practice section at our Townhill campus library, which you can locate using the library catalogue.

So, happy St. Dwynwen's day to you / diwrnod Santes Dwynwen hapus i chi !!

Monday, 24 January 2011

We’ve got some great books, Man (Booker)!

Howard Jacobson won the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction with The Finkler Question. According to the Man Booker website, the novel is “funny, furious, unflinching” and “a scorching story of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging”, so should be well worth a read! The Finkler Question, along with the other titles from the Man Booker 2010 shortlist – Parrot and Olivier in America (Peter Carey), Room (Emma Donoghue), In a Strange Room (Damon Galgut), Long Song (Andrea Levy) and C (Tom McCarthy) – can be found in Dynevor Library’s reading area this term. Why not go in and borrow one?

Next term, the books will return to the shelves of Townhill Library, where they’ll still be available for loan. You’ll also find previous Man Booker shortlisted titles and winners at Townhill Library, so we’re never short of a good book to offer you.

You can find out more about the Man Booker Prize winner here: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/prize/thisyear/winner. You can also find out more about the shortlisted titles and previous winners. We’d love to hear from you if some of your favourites are here, or even some books that you didn’t like so much!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Inter-semester break

Although Semester 1 ends today and next week is classed as a 'reading week' for some students, all three libraries will be fully open for the usual term-time hours, so come in and make the most of our resources. Also good luck to those students sitting exams next week!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

A quote for today...

"A library is thought in cold storage" Lord Samuel, 1870-1963, British Liberal politician. Taken from The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations accessed via Oxford Reference Online (which is available via the library webpages).

Friday, 14 January 2011

Need help with citations ...?

Our Ebsco databases (Business Source Premier, CINAHL Plus, Education Research Complete, GreenFILE, PsycARTICLES and SPORTDiscus) can now provide their citations in Harvard format. Why not try it out and help take the strain out of writing citations!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Interesting quote for the day...

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need" Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman statesman, orator and writer.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Welcome back!

Happy New Year everyone, hope you had a good break and are raring to go! It's that time of year for making new resolutions, so why not apply this to your SMU library and try a new service that maybe you haven't before? Perhaps you could 'borrow' an e-book for the first time, or as an alternative to 'Google-ing' something use one of our databases, or maybe just check out/in your own items using our self-service kiosks. We've lots of resources and services to help you with your course over the next couple of terms, so please come in and discover something new this year!