Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A-Z of UWTSD Libraries...

Image courtesy of: Josh Filhol / Library A-Z

How much do you actually know about your UWTSD libraries? Our A-Z series aims to highlight some of our best features and raise awareness about all the services we provide! Today we continue with the letter D…

D is for:

·         Dewey: The Dewey Decimal system is the numerical order that UWTSD libraries use to keep all our stock grouped together appropriately by subject. Use the library catalogue to find books on a particular topic and it will tell you the corresponding number at which they can be found. Library staff will be happy to help!    
·         Databases: Visit our Online Library to access a vast range of subject related databases that will give you access to thousands of journal and newspaper articles. They are completely free to use, they can be accessed on and off campus from any internet enabled device and can save you a lot of time when researching topics for projects and assignments.
·         DigitalLibrary: This is an integrated search engine that gives quick and easy access to relevant academic material available through the library. It searches our catalogue, ebooks and most of our journal and newspaper databases in one single search (think of it as the library equivalent of!). If you are struggling to know which databases are relevant and don’t know where to begin, give this a try.
·         Digitisation: The University’s CLA license permits staff to make digital copies of extracts from books, journals and magazines and supply them to students enrolled on a course of study via a secure network e.g. Blackboard / Moodle. The license facilitates scanning from UK publications only, and the material must be held by the Library. Academic staff must submit all requests to the appropriate library representative to be processed. Carmarthen and Lampeter staff can use the online request form – Swansea staff should contact
·         DVDs: All our libraries have a vast collection of DVDs for loan, ranging from feature films, television series, educational programmes and foreign language materials. 

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