Friday, 23 August 2013

Bank Holiday Monday closure

Please note that all four Swansea Met Libraries will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday! Normal vacation opening hours will resume on Tuesday 27th. We hope that you have a nice long weekend, and if you want to do some reading, all four libraries are open until 4.30pm today - come in and grab yourself a book!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Have you heard the one about...?

Today sees the announcement of the funniest joke of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, so it seems an apt time to unveil Townhill Library’s Comedy display! Your Swansea Met library might not be the first place you’d think to go for some laughs, but we have quite a selection of funny DVDs and books available for loan. Some of the highlights have been gathered together for your perusal at Townhill Library, so do call in and have a look. From the classic Monty Python’s Meaning of Life to David Walliams’ Mr Stink, we’ve quite a range to offer you! Remember, due dates are extended over the summer vacation, so if you borrow something now you won’t have to bring it back until the 4th October.

(In case you were wondering, the funniest joke is by Rob Auton, who's heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. It could be a Chinese Wispa.)

Friday, 9 August 2013

How about some free journal articles to help with your dissertation?

It seems cruel to mention this on a lovely August day, but while most of you are enjoying the summer vacation and taking a break from your studies, we know there are quite a few of you who are busy planning and writing your dissertation. One of the key elements of your dissertation, once you’ve decided on the topic, is to decide on appropriate research methods to use. You might find it useful to take a look at the free, peer-reviewed articles from Sage on that very subject. They are part of Sage’s open access content, which is a collection of scholarly journal articles that have been made freely available for you to access. There’s no need to pay, and no need to login with your university ID!

Remember, we’ve also got lots of books and journal articles to help you in the library. As a student or member of staff, they’re free for you to access too! Try looking for books to help with your dissertation on our Catalogue and journal articles about research methods on our Digital Library. We wish you all the best if you are currently slogging your way through your dissertation. It’s definitely worth it in the end! Please get in touch if you need any assistance in finding resources to help.