Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Only 10 places left for this Saturday's workshop

This Saturday's workshop is 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 those doing final year projects, Masters dissertations and PhDs.

There are just 10 places left. Book your place here:

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Did you miss our Saturday workshop on Web Of Science?

Did you miss our Saturday workshop on Web Of Science? Here are some resources to help you make the most of this powerful multidisciplinary search engine.

Birkbeck Library guide to Web Of Science

Web Of Science Quick Reference Card

Friday, 14 February 2014

ProQuest downtime Sunday 16th February

ProQuest downtime Sunday 16th February at 03:00 (BST) for eight (8) hours

 On Sunday 16th February at 03:00 (BST) for eight (8) hours ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

During this time the following databases will not be available:
  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • British Periodicals
  • International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • Periodicals Index Online

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Web Of Science downtime - Sunday 16th

There may be some Web Of Science downtime on Sunday 16th - we have received the following from Thompson Reuters:

"Please be advised that scheduled maintenance for Web of Science will begin on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:30 GMT and end by 17:30 GMT. During this time, Web of Science may not be available intermittently. We apologize for any interruption this may cause."

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day - more details and lots of resources here

If you're concerned about what you should and shoudn't make available, and what information about you is out there on the web, why not come along to one of these workshops later this term?

Who Am I? My Digital Footprint
Saturday 8th March
11am - 1.30pm

Manage Your Online Reputation
Saturday 15th March
11am - 1.30pm

Book for these, and any of our other workshops, here


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Reduced Library services and early closure tomorrow (6th Feb)

Just a reminder that, due to a national strike by University staff, the Library will close at 6pm tomorrow (6th Feb) and there will be reduced services.

Please remember to bring your Birkbeck ID/card with you as no Day pass or affiliate application will be processed on that day.

More details at the link below:

A few places left on this Saturday's workshop

Are you studying literature, poetry, drama, language, linguistics or a related subject? Grab one of the remaining places on our workshop on the Literature Online (LION) and MLA (Modern Language Association) databases and find out how to make the most of these useful tools.

LION contains more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, as well as criticism and reference resources. LION has recently been given a new look so this session will also be relevant for students who have used the database before and want to familiarise themselves with the new interface. The MLA International Bibliography is an index to books, book chapters and journal articles on literature, language and linguistics.

Book your place and see other Library workshops at the link below