Thursday, 24 March 2016

We love databases!


If it is psychology you are interested in, then this database is for you!  It contains full-text publications of the American Psychological Association (APA) and other relevant publishers, e.g. the Canadian Psychological Association, so you have access to high quality peer-reviewed scholarly articles.  In addition to journal articles, there is access to book reviews.  Coverage includes current material and dates back many years, e.g. to the first issues of most APA journals.

You can save yourself time by using the search tips in the Help section, e.g. the symbols used for Phrase searches help by ensuring you find documents that contain the phrase you want (if you don’t use the Phrase search symbols you will probably get some results where one word is in one place in the document and the other word is somewhere else in the document thus it might be nothing to do with the subject you are searching for).

Don’t be daunted by this vast collection as it can be narrowed to a more manageable number, e. g. by Field searches and Refining the Results. The Subject Librarian, Erica Fothergill, can be contacted if you want some help with using PsycARTICLES®  (Erica can be contacted at the Townhill Library, telephone 01792 482113).

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Monday, 14 March 2016

Easter opening times

The opening hours of our UWTSD Swansea libraries are slightly different during the Easter vacation period. All opening hours for each library are listed below. Please check before you visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, 19 February 2016

We love databases!

This week, we’ve chosen to have a look at Education Source. This database can make a claim to be the most authoritative resource for anyone studying in the area of education.  As the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, it covers  all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also provides insight into educational specialties,  such as multilingual education and testing.

Coverage dates back as far as 1929  and the impressive content includes:  more than 2,000  full text  journals, indexing and abstracts for 3,500 journals, 550+  full text books and monographs, and 1,200 full text  education-related conference papers.

It has a clear and easy to use interface.  Our subject librarians love it! Why not have a look and see what you can find?  If you’d like a hand or more information, contact