Win some Library freebies!

Join us next week in the Philip Robinson Library to Spin and Win some Library freebies. We’re giving away coffee vouchers, mugs, stationary, travel pass holders and more.

Complete some simple tasks for more opportunities to win!

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School of Pharmacy – Your Pharmacy Library Guide

Calling all Stage 4 Pharmacy students

Are you doing your Literature Review or Systematic Review as part of your Stage 4 studies, then the Pharmacy Library Guide can help you.

The Journal and Database section of the guide will give you direct links to all the relevant databases for searching the literature including:

  • Medline
  • Embase
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science
  • and more

In the Database Video Tutorial section on the right hand side of the page you will find two short video explaining how to use Medline and Embase.

If you are having trouble getting started then our Academic Skills Resources: Dissertations and Resource Projects tool is here to give you a few pointers.

Getting Help

You can also access the Help options from the Subject Help and News tab in the Pharmacy Guide.

Other Resources to help you:

The Endnote Guide can assist you with managing your references.

The Referencing Guide will show you how to reference your articles correctly should you need it.

Financial Times access changed

We have access to the Financial Times direct with FT.com within the         Library’s collections. This allows University staff and student to access the latest copy of the FT using the online platform or app.

On the 26th of September we implemented an alternative way to access and use our subscription to the FT.com. This is now using SSO (Single Sign-On) which uses the University of Newcastle ID page without entering a separate FT username and password.

All existing FT.com users will have been sent an email with an URL within it asking them to re-activate their FT access. Once this is completed any preferences will still be available e.g. saved topics, newsletters, portfolios or alerts.

We hope for existing users this will be straight forward, if you experience any issues please contact the Social Sciences Liaison Team at lib-socsci@ncl.ac.uk

For more information about the Financial Times online including logging in and searching please take a look at our Business news help page.

Who are the Liaison team and how can we help you?

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You will find a lot of help and support available in the library, whether you have a question about how to find books on the shelves, access your reading list or where you can work with your course mates. Staff at the information points and roving on the floors are always available to help you.

But you also have a dedicated Liaison team for your subject, who can help you with more subject specific enquiries. You’ve probably already met one of the team in a Library Welcome lecture or workshop as part of your induction timetable and you can find out more about your Liaison team on your library Subject Guide.

You will find the Liaison team on levels 3 and 4 of the Philip Robinson library, as well as in the Walton library.

The Liaison team are here to help with a range of activities, including:-

Want to know more? then come and knock on our door

So don’t be shy, come and say hi!

 

Welcome to the Walton Library

The Walton Library for the Faculty of Medical Sciences is situated on the 5th floor of the Medical School covering the subjects of Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Sport & Exercise Science.  Nutrition and Psychology are also part of the Medical Sciences Faculty but their book stock is housed in the Philip Robinson Library.

Check your timetable for a scheduled induction session or come up and have a look around, chat to the friendly staff on the service desk or watch our Intro Video.

Mysteries of the Walton Library

Come and do our Treasure Hunt and see what fabulous prizes you can find!

Name that Dewey Number

While you are here try our new exciting Quiz and name the Dewey Classification number for Medical Sciences subjects and win amazing prizes!

Resources

There are lots of resources available to you, here are just a few of them:

Reading Lists

  • essential & recommended module reading
  • scanned extracts
  • direct access to journal articles
  • available in your Blackboard modules or via the MLE

Library Search

Use the catalogue to find the books you need.

If you cannot find the book you need you can:

Request

Reserve titles that are out on loan or held at the Research Reserve.

OR

Recommend

Use the Books on time service to tell us about the books you need and we will see if we can buy them.

Electronic Resources

The Library subscribes to many:

  • eBooks
  • eJournals
  • Databases

Use Library Search and your Subject Guide for more details

 

 

Help

We are always happy to help so if you have any questions please get in touch.

In Person: Ask at the Library Desk

Email: libraryhelp@ncl.ac.uk

Telephone: 0191 2087550

 

 

Welcome to the University Library

 

 

Whether you’re a fresher or a final year student we want to help you get the most from your Library. From discovering resources to finding the right study space, to where to go to get help with your coursework. We’ve made a short video so if you’ve only a few minutes to spare it’s all you need to get started…..

Transitioning from school to university

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Your bags are packed and you are excited to get started at uni, but you may be beginning to wonder what on earth to expect? How does it differ from a school environment? Never fear! We have created a short video just for you and put lots of advice and tips on our transitioning web pages. We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

P.S. Even if you’re not coming straight from school, some of this advice will still be relevant for you too, so do take a peek.

Ebook collections for Social Sciences

As part of an Evidence Based Acquisition model linked to eBooks from Springer we’ve now got access for 12 months to following collections for Social Sciences.

Business and Management 2018, 2017

Education 2018, 2017

Political Science and International Studies 2018, 2017

Palgrave Business & Management 2015

Palgrave Education 2015

Palgrave Language & Linguistics 2015

Palgrave Political Science 2015 and Palgrave International Relations & Development 2015 

Economics 2017 2018

Finance 2017 2018

Earth and Environmental sciences 2018

After 12 months we will analyse which ebooks have been accessed and make decisions based on that usage for titles to include permanently within our collections.

As part of our permanent collection from Springer we already have access to

Social Sciences 2018

 

 

 

School of APL – new resources

We are delighted to announce some new journal titles and other resources available from the University Library.

Ones useful for APL staff and students are :

New journals

Design Issues

This journal presents a scholarly forum for the history, theory, and criticism of design. It provokes inquiry into the cultural and intellectual role of non-architectural fields, from graphic design to industrial design. We have access volume one onwards.

New Resources

Architectural Digest (archive)

This is an extensive collection of the magazine from it’s first issue in 1920 to 2011. This title is published monthly by Condé Nast and has a strong reputation with architects and interior designers. Topics covered include information on architecture, arts, antiques, travel destinations, interior design and products.

Aerial Digimap 

This additional subscription through Digimap provides access to some of the highest quality aerial photography available for Great Britain. This is created and licensed by Getmapping plc. Use a range of interactive tools, allowing interrogation and analysis of the data online and offline.

You can also:

  • add annotations (text, point, lines and areas)
  • identify image capture date by clicking on the map
  • generate PDF, PNG or JPG files for printing
  • save maps to go back to or print later

Aerial Lidar

Lidar Digimap offers detailed Lidar data from the Environment Agency and presents a model of the earth’s surface.

Uses of Lidar data are highly varied, from use in the creation of visual effects for virtual reality and film projects to archaeology, forestry management, flood and pollution modelling.

De Gruyter

We have access to De Gruyter’s enire ebook collection until June 2019, after which we will buy access to the most well used titles. This currently covers over 27,000 titles related to numerous subjects including architecture and design. All titles are catalogued individually on Library Search.

Sunday Times Digital Archive

We’ve now added the archive for 2007-2017 to our newspapers collection.

School of GPS – new resources

We are delighted to announce some new journal titles and other resources available from the University Library.

Ones useful for GPS staff and students are :

New journals

European Journal of Political Research

A quarterly journal which provides short research notes outlining ongoing research in more specific areas of research. Access is available from volume one onwards.

Journal of Migration History

A multidisciplinary journal features articles on migration, mobility and related themes.  Access is available from volume one onwards.

Mobilization

A quarterly journal which provides research and theory specializing in social movements, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Access is available from volume one onwards.

Signs

Published quarterly, this journal examines theories and methodologies from a variety of disciplines and provides important links between feminist theory and the realities of women’s lives. Access is from volume one onwards.

New Resources

African American Communities 

This collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, correspondence, official records and in depth oral histories.

Race Relations in America

Collection of primary source material covering Civil Rights in the USA from 1943-1970.  Content includes photographs, correspondence, audio recordings, data and case studies, together with contextual features to help with interpreting the material.

Cambridge Histories Online

Search over 360 volumes of this major series, covering worldwide history from British and European History, Middle East and Asian Studies, Political Thought, and more. All volumes are also individually listed on Library Search.

De Gruyter

We have access to De Gruyter’s enire ebook collection until June 2019, after which we will buy access to the most well used titles. This currently covers over 27,000 titles related to numerous subjects including sociology, political sciences and geosciences. All titles are catalogued individually on Library Search.

Aerial Digimap 

This additional subscription through Digimap provides access to some of the highest quality aerial photography available for Great Britain. This is created and licensed by Getmapping plc. Use a range of interactive tools, allowing interrogation and analysis of the data online and offline.

You can also:

  • add annotations (text, point, lines and areas)
  • identify image capture date by clicking on the map
  • generate PDF, PNG or JPG files for printing
  • save maps to go back to or print later

Aerial Lidar

Lidar Digimap offers detailed Lidar data from the Environment Agency and presents a model of the earth’s surface.

Uses of Lidar data are highly varied, from use in the creation of visual effects for virtual reality and film projects to archaeology, forestry management, flood and pollution modelling.

Emerald eBook collection

We have bought a range of eBooks from Emerald these are all cataloged and available on Library Search.

Titles include:

Divorce, separation and remarriage the transformation of family 

Hidden hands in the market 

China and Europe’s partnership for a more sustainable world. 

Sunday Times Digital Archive

We’ve now added the archive for 2007-2017 to our newspapers collection.