Saturday, 30 April 2011
'Creative CV Guide' by Jan Cole is an easy to read, practical book containing advice on putting together a CV. It also gives examples of different types of creative CV's and provides other useful information on finding employment.
We have one reference copy in stock which currently can be found on the 'new books' shelves, and another two additional copies are on order which will be loanable once they arrive.
So if you are starting to think about your career after leaving university, hopefully this is the book for you!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
On Saturday, all three SMU libraries will be open as usual from 10-4, then the Owen and Townhill libraries will be open again on Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday from 12midday until 5pm. Normal term-time opening for all three will recommence on Tuesday 3rd May!
So whatever your plans are for tomorrow...whether you will be glued to the tv watching the proceedings, or if you would prefer to escape from it all, a SMU library will be open near you!
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
These titles normally reside at Townhill Library, which has a wide range of fiction both modern and classic, to suit all tastes.
So if you are looking to temporarily escape from your studies and immerse yourself in classic literature, hopefully we have something to tempt you!
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Friday 29th April is going to be a big day on the Royal Family's calendar, but if you need to use our library facilities, both the Owen Library at Mount Pleasant and Townhill Library will be open from 12 midday through to 5pm. So if you wish, you can watch the wedding in the morning and still come in to study in the afternoon! Good luck William & Kate...
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Searching the database is easy, and the images retrieved can be zoomed to see intricate detail, all in superb quality. Additionally, SMU staff and students can access the resource both on and off campus with your current username and password. Just go to the library website www.smu.ac.uk/library, choose 'Online Resources A-Z' from the top menu bar, then click on the 'Databases' link on the left-hand side. This will bring up a list of all of our databases in alphabetical order, and from here you can click on the link to take you into 'Bridgeman'.
So have a look, and let me know how you get on! I'm hoping you will be impressed with the choice and quality of the images on there. And if you need any help using this resource, just ask one of our SMU Librarians.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Image: Willy Stöwer / Wikimedia Commons
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Gagarin's flight paved the way for human space travel, but how did people feel about it at the time? We've got a database that can help with that question! You can step back in time to see contemporary news footage of Yuri's 1961 visit to the UK on NewsFilm Online. For an up-to-date perspective on the mission, try Newsbank, which lets you search and read hundreds of archived and current newspaper issues from all over the UK.
If you'd like to know more about any of these resources, please ask a librarian.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Now with an improved interface, it's much easier to access to a broad range of authoritative resources, content and services through the library web pages. Databases which have adopted the new interface are:-
- ABI/Inform: full-text business database
- ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering
- British Periodicals: full-text access to hundreds of periodicals from late 17th Century to early 20th Century
- PILOTS: index to literature on post traumatic stress disorder
You can find more with a single search across multiple resources. With just a few clicks, you can get to relevant content more quickly, work with results more effectively, and share results with friends and colleagues via social networking.
Go to the library web pages, choose any of the above databases and try it out! If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Image: Keerati / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
It's that time of year again when the dreaded exams are looming! If you are struggling to know where to begin with your revision why not take a look at some past exam papers for a few pointers? The library has several years worth of exam papers covering most subject areas which are all available for you to view online, via our webpage - http://apollo.smu.ac.uk/library/index.asp?page=pastpapers
We also have a selection of books on study techniques and exam skills available to borrow in the library, such as:
Effective Study Skills - Geraldine Price & Pat Maier (Shelfmark 378.170281/EFF)
Also don't forget, if you need extra help finding information for your revision, there are friendly subject librarians available in the library to help you...good luck with your studies!