Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A-Z of UWTSD Libraries...

Image courtesy of: Josh Filhol / Library A-Z

Hopefully you’ve been following our A-Z of UWTSD libraries series and discovering that we can offer all sorts of help, information, advice & support! Let’s continue our journey now, with the letter E

E is for:

  • Ebooks – We try to stock as many of the core texts on your module reading lists as we can…and where possible we’ll try and purchase Ebook versions too. The advantage of our Ebooks is that they can have multiple users at any one time, so if a particular book is in high demand and all our print copies are on loan, don’t forget to check the library catalogue or our website for available Ebooks. You can access them 24/7 from anywhere, on any device, so you don’t even need to make a special trip to the library! 
  • Enquiry Service – If you’re struggling to find the information you need for a project or assignment, if you’re not sure where to start with our online resources, or if you just can’t find the book you want in the library, our Subject Librarians are always on hand to help. We can often be found on the enquiry desk or you can call into the office, email us, phone us, or contact us via the library social media pages. We’re here to help so don’t be afraid to come and ask us a question.
  • Exhibitions – Many of our UWTSD libraries have regular exhibitions and displays. We like to make the library an informative and interesting place to be, whether that’s putting on a World War One family history exhibition, displaying university archive materials and memorabilia or highlighting books and DVDs from our collection in themed displays.
  • Escape – Our libraries offer many quiet study areas where you can come and escape the hustle and bustle of the rest of the university campus, so if you need a refuge from the daily grind, pop into your local UWTSD library and find a quiet corner away from it all!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Study Skills Books Display

Our Study Skills Books display in Owen library is so popular that we’re constantly replacing the books. One of the most popular is ‘How to use reading in your essays’ by Jeanne Godfrey. Full of useful tips and techniques to help with assignment writing, it contains advice about how to compare different points of view and highlights ways of checking and correcting your work. Copies can be found on the shelf at 808.042 GOD. Bryan Greetham’s ‘How to write better essays’ , located on the shelves at 808.042 GRE, is also proving popular and describes how to develop paragraphs and conclusions.

The wide range of study skills books, found in all our libraries, are easy to find on the catalogue. For example, if you need help with your dissertation writing, typing the word ‘dissertation’ into the catalogue produces lots of resources, such as ‘Your undergraduate dissertation: the essential guide for success’, by Nicholas Walliman, which you’ll find on the shelves at 808.066378/WAL in our Townhill library. Additionally, many of the study skills books are also available as ebooks, which can be accessed on or off-campus.  

Want to find out more? Just ask at the counter in any of our libraries and we’ll be happy to help. And if you’re passing by Owen Library, come in and see our display for yourself!