Friday, 28 June 2013

Library support for your research


Starting research this summer? Take a look at the Researching a topic section of our Library tutorial, LIFE, and find more online tutorials here. Find out about the support the Library can offer for research and how your subject librarian can help you.

Find out about tools to help you manage your references - EndNote and Zotero

Friday, 21 June 2013

Summer Opening Hours

Summer is coming ...
and the Library opening hours are changing:

Until the 4th July we will be open 10.00 - 18.00 at weekends and 8.30 - 23.45 on weekdays (self-service before 10.00 and after 20.00).


On 5th July we will be open for self-service only 10.00 - 20.00.

From 6th July we will be open on weekdays 10.00 - 20.00 and on weekends 10.00 - 18.00 (self-service only).

Our full Summer schedule of opening hours can be found here.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Keeping up to date in your subject area

Are you doing a final year project, masters dissertation or a PhD? You will need to know how to keep up to date with the latest journal articles that are published while you are carrying out your research.

There are still three places available our Saturday workshop on Keeping up to date using current awareness services this week - grab a place while you can! Book here:
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/global/workshop_timetable?orgunit=LIB

If you can't make it on Saturday, have a look at one of our most useful current awareness resources - ZETOC
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/elib/databases/arts/zetoc
On this page you'll find online tutorials and videos to help make sure you are keeping up to date.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Finding Newspaper articles online


   Our Library workshop this week is on Finding Newspaper articles. It's fully booked I'm afraid, but if you're interested in finding newspaper articles, have a look at our list of online newspaper databases here
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/elib/databases/newspapers

You'll find resources covering historic and present day newspapers, as well as a cartoon archive and a database of video news from ITN and Reuters.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Using EndNote to manage your references

Our Saturday workshop this week is on using EndNote, reference management software, to organise your references. Unfortunately it's fully booked now but, if you're interested, there are some self training videos on YouTube.
More information on EndNote is here http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/elib/endnote and there are also guides to using EndNote on this page.