Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Web of Knowledge/EndNote Web maintenance this weekend

We've been informed by Thompson Reuters that maintenance on the Web of Knowledge service will take place this weekend, beginning on Saturday, 27 April 2013 at 2200 GMT and ending by Monday, 29 April 2013 at 0100 GMT.

Web of Knowledge (including Web of Science and EndNote Web) may not be available during this period.

Thomson Reuters would like to apologise for any interruption this may cause.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Plagiarism Education Week

It's Plagiarism Education Week this week, so here are some resources to help you find out more:




The Plagiarism Education Week website
http://plagiarism.org/resources/plagiarism-education-week/

Birkbeck's pages on plagiarism
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/reg/central_pages/plagiarism

Don't Cheat Yourself - some great online tutorials from Leicester University for specific subject areas
http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/study/plagiarism-tutorial

A tutorial with exercises and quizzes from Cardiff University
https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/plagiarism/tutorial/index.html

Friday, 19 April 2013

Improve your search skills

Want to improve your search skills?
Come along to our Saturday workshop on May 11th.
Learn to get the best out of your searches on Library catalogues, databases and the web. Learn useful search tips like the use of truncation and wildcard characters, proximity searching and how to identify the best search terms.

Book your place now at the link below - just 13 places left!
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/global/workshop_timetable?orgunit=LIB


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Filling up fast ...

There are just 8 places left on our June 22nd workshop on Keeping up to date using Current Awareness services.

Keep up to date with the latest journal articles in your field by using current awareness services such as ZETOC. Find out how to set up email alerts for the latest tables of contents from your favourite journals and how to save your database searches to receive any new results by email. Especially useful for final year projects and postgraduate students.

To book your place, click on the link below.


http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/global/workshop_timetable?orgunit=LIB

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Only three places left ....

.... on our EndNote and EndNote Web workshop in June - to book go to the online workshop calendar at the link below asap!


http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/global/workshop_timetable?orgunit=LIB

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Have Your Say ...

... about studying at Birkbeck.

Complete the survey to be in with a chance of winning a £200 Amazon voucher.

Find out more about the NSS here http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/




Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Saturday workshops for the Summer term

Our Saturday workshop programme for the Summer term is now available. The workshops this term are aimed at postgraduates but all are welcome. Improve your search skills, learn to make better use of the Library's online resources. find and access PhD theses, keep up to date in your subject area and monitor your 'digital footprint' - all the details are at the link below. We look forward to seeing you at a workshop this term.


http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/global/workshop_timetable?orgunit=LIB