Walton Library – MCQs and Clinical Skills Equipment

These DNA models are part of the Walton’s clinical skills equipment collection. Ask at the desk to loan one today.

While exams may seem a long way away, it’s important to be prepared for them. You can minimise stress and maximise efficiency with a good revision timetable and organised notes.

You can also find helpful material to aid your revision at the Walton Library. Your subject support guide is full of information and resources, tailored to suit your programme of studies. There are boxes of flash cards covering a number of subjects available to borrow from our long loan collection – ask at the service desk if you are interested in loaning a set. You may also find it helpful to broaden your revision from notes and textbooks to include clinical skills equipment and books from our MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) section. This could be the difference between a good and a great exam result! You’ll find more information about both of these collections in this blog post, as well as where to find them and how to loan them.

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) books

Books in the MCQ collection are located in the quiet study area. You can identify them by the green stickers on the book spines.

There are a variety of topics covered in our Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) section. Within the collection, you’ll find books to on a number of subjects from anaesthesia to surgery. There are also books to aid revision for specific exams – including OSCEs, PACES and MRCS.

If you’d like to browse the MCQ collection, go to Library Search. You’ll need to click the ‘Advanced Search’ link and then change the “Any field” drop down menu to say ‘Collection’. In the text space, enter “MCQs” and you can view the entire collection. You can narrow down your search by adding a subject, author or title if you’re interested in a specific topic.

You can search the entire MCQ collection by changing the search filters to “Collection” and adding MCQs in the text bar.

You can find the MCQ collection in the quiet study area of the Walton Library. They’re easily identifiable by the green stickers on the book’s spine.

The books are long loan – meaning you can have them for up to 20 weeks, providing they’re not requested by another Library user. If the MCQ book is already on loan, follow these instructions to place a request.

If there is a book you think would help your exam revision, use our Books on Time service and recommend it. Find out more about this service here.

Clinical skills equipment

At the Walton Library, there is a wide selection of clinical skills equipment available to loan. There are medical tools, like tendon hammers, sphygmomanometers and otoscopes. Anatomical models, such as skulls and teeth. Plus eye charts, DNA models and even a spine! (A model one, that is.)

You can borrow a skull from the service desk or the STC room at the Walton Library!

The main bulk of clinical skills equipment is located behind the service desk at the Walton Library. Ask a member of staff and they’ll retrieve it for you. You can have up to three clinical skills items on loan at any time. Unfortunately, you can’t place requests on the items if they’re all out on loan.

There are also a small number of skulls available to loan from the Student Texts Collection (STC) room. You can loan them using the self-issue machine in the STC.

You may have also noticed a collection of anatomical models on a table in the collaborative study area. These models are free to use within the Library for as long as you like – but they can’t be taken out of the Library.

Clinical skills equipment items are available as a next day loan. This means that if you borrow a skull at 9AM on a Monday morning, it needs to be returned before the Walton Library closes on Tuesday. Items in the clinical skills equipment collection are non-renewable.   

Beyond the Walton, there is exam and revision assistance available from the wider Library services and the University. You may find it useful to check out the Academic Skills Kit (ASK) to learn more about different revision strategies and exam techniques. You can also use ASK to find out about available counselling and chaplaincy services to help combat exam stress. Follow this link to ASK!

Referencing top tips: the basic steps

Learn the basic steps of a reference, and you can hit the rhythm with any style you need.

Referencing – why is it so important?

When you are writing a piece of work and you use someone else’s thoughts, words or ideas, you must reference them. But why do we talk about referencing so much at University, and why is it so important? Why should you bother spending time on ensuring that your references are consistent, accurate and correct?

It all comes down to why we reference in the first place:

  • To make your contribution clear by showing which words and ideas are yours, and which have come from your reading.
  • To acknowledge the work of others and to demonstrate how you have built on the knowledge that you’ve gained from your reading.
  • To ensure that the reader can follow up on your references for themselves.
  • To avoid being wrongly accused of plagiarism.

Watch our short video to find out a little more about why we should bother with referencing.

Find out more on our Managing Information skills guide.

Finding Information: Types of Information

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In our previous blog we explored how looking for information in the right place can help save you time and effort.  However, sometimes, the right place to look can depend on what type of information you’re looking for.

While you’re probably familiar with books and you may have been introduced to journal articles, these are just two of the types of academic information available to you.  Depending on your research question or essay title you might also find it useful to explore, for example, conference proceedings, maps, company information or newspapers

Each type of information has its particular use; books provide an in-depth overview of a topic; journal articles are more specialised and focus in-depth on a particular area of a topic, and newspapers give you a useful perspective on events.  While Library Search can help you find a large range of information types, some types of information are only available in special databases or archives.  Before you start your search, it’s therefore important that you decide what types of information you will need to complete your assignment most effectively.  You can find out more about different information types on our Finding Information Guide and in the video below:

When you know which types of information you need for your assignment or project take a look at our Resource Guides, which provide useful links and guides to appropriate sources.

Finding Information: Knowing Where to Look

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When you’re looking for information to help you write your essays, assignments or projects it can be tempting to turn to the source of information you use every day – Google.  While Google can be useful in some ways (such as finding company websites or journal author’s profiles), it wasn’t exclusively designed to help you find good quality, academic information that is reliable and relevant.  This means you’ll likely have to spend more of your time wading through huge amounts of information and fact-checking resources for accuracy.

Thankfully, Google isn’t your only option – there are a number of different places to look that have been created with the aim of providing you with the information that you need, such as your reading lists, Library Search, and key Subject Databases.

Take a look at this video to find out more about how these sources can help you:

For more help on finding information, take a look at our Finding Information Guide.

Resource Guides: it’s all in the name!

Last week, we let you in on the secrets of Library Search. This week we want to introduce you to our Resource Guides.

Library Search is a great starting point for any piece of research or essay, but there comes a time, when you need some extra help in finding a particular type of information. And that’s where our Resource Guides come in.  We have a range of guides to suit your information needs including: company information, market research, government publications, newspapers, maps, statistics, patents, standards, theses and dissertations, plus much more.

The guides group together all the main library subscriptions we have for that specific type of information, as well as linking out to key external links and resources too. Wherever possible we also include guidance and help on how to get the best out of the databases and links and group the information together into a logical and helpful way. We know how busy life is and we simply want to save you time!

So what you are waiting for, go and check out our fabulously named Resource Guides, because they do exactly what they say on the tin!

Books added to the Library by students in ECLS (Semester Two 2018/19)

We have a service called “Books on Time” for students. This allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Books on Time

In Semester Two, academic year 2018/2019 we bought the following items after requests from students in ECLS.

There were 38 requests from 29 students totalling £1988.77 (40% from Postgraduate taught and 60% from Postgraduate Research)

Title Now in stock
A Very Human Ending: How suicide haunts our species 1xlong
Academies and Free Schools in England: A History and Philosophy of the Gove Act 1xlong
Anomia: Theoretical and Clinical Aspects 1xlong
Beyond Rhetorical Questions Assertive questions in everyday interaction 1xlong
Beyond the Blew Stone: 300 years of Quakers in Newcastle 1xlong
Contraception, Colonialism and Commerce Birth Control in South India 1920-1940 1xlong
Difference or Disorder? 1xlong
Distance Education: A systems view 1xlong
Escape From Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World 1xlong
Framing Discourse on the Environment: A Critical Discourse Approach 1xlong
Global Education Inc. : New Policy Networks and the Neoliberal Imaginary 1xlong
How Teachers Taught: Constancy and Change in American Classrooms, 1890-1990 1xlong
Interacting With Objects 1xebook
Language Leader Advanced Coursebook and CD Rom Pack 1xlong
Language Leader Intermediate Coursebook and CD-Rom Pack 1xlong
Learn to Speak Cantonese: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Conversational Cantonese 1xlong
Literacy and Script Reform in Occupation Japan: Reading Between the Lines 1xlong
Managing Children with Developmental Language Disorder 1xlong
Marx after Marx: History and Time in the Expansion of Capitalism 1xlong
Measuring Voice, Speech, and Swallowing in the Clinic and Laboratory 1xlong
Meeting Ethnography : Meetings as Key Technologies 1xebook
Meta-Analysis in Stata: An Updated Collection from the Stata Journal 1xlong
Meta-study of qualitative health research: a practical guide to meta-analysis and meta-synthesis 2xlong
Modelling Performance in Tests of Spoken Language 1xlong
Neural Control of Speech 1xlong
Okinawan War Memory: Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun 1xlong
Positive psychology for teachers 1xlong
Research on Reflective Practice in TESOL 1xlong
Restorative Practice and Special Needs 1xebook
The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex 1xlong
The Cinema of Adolescence 1xlong
The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education 1xlong
The SAGE Handbook of Digital Technology Research 1xlong
The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People 1xlong
Theorizing about intercultural Communication 1xlong
Translanguaging in EFL Contexts a Call for Change 1xlong
Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis Or Dissertation: A Guide to Presenting Empirical Research 1xebook
You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes and their impact on a generation 1xlong

Books added to the Library by students in SAPL (Semester Two 2018/19)

We have a service called “Books on Time” for students. This allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Books on Time

In Semester Two, academic year 2018/2019 we bought the following items after requests from students in SAPL.

There were 86 requests from 29 students totalling £2795.09 (22% of requests from undergraduates, 27% from Postgraduate taught and 51% from Postgraduate Research)

Title Now in stock
A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay 1xlong
A Practical Guide to Permitted Changes of Use 1xlong
Aldo Rossi and the Spirit of Architecture 1xlong
Aldo Rossi: The Sketchbooks: 1990-1997 1xlong 
Alvaro Siza: City Sketches 1xlong
American Architecture: A Thematic History 1xlong
Anthropologies and Futures: Researching Emerging and Uncertain Worlds 1xlong
Architecture and Globalisation in the Persian Gulf region 1xlong
Architecture in Austria 1xlong
Architecture Re-Performed: The Politics of Reconstruction 1xebook
Are We Human : The Archaeology of Design 1xlong
Artificial Unintelligence How Computers Misunderstand the World 1xlong, 1xebook
Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna 1xlong 
Atlas of emotion: journeys in art, architecture and film 2xlong
Believe me 1xlong
Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisited 1xlong 
Celebrating Urban Light 1xlong 
Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience: The Social Organisation of Normality 1xlong
Deciphering Sociological Research 1xlong
Digital Geographies / James Ash 2xlong
Driverless Urban Futures: A Speculative Atlas for Autonomous Vehicles 1xlong
Essai sur les signes inconditionnels dans l’art 2xlong
Food and Place: A Critical Exploration 1xlong 
Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things 1xlong
Gunther Domenig: Recent Work (Print) 1xlong
Hitler’s Final Fortress: Breslau 1945 1xlong
Human Space 1xlong
Imperial Conversations: Indo-Britons and the Architecture of South India 1xlong
Katsuya Terada 10 Ten: 10 Year Retrospective 1xlong 
Key Concepts in Community Studies 1xlong
Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions 1xlong
Learning From Memory: Body, Memory and Technology in a Globalising World 1xlong 
Lessons for the Big Society: Planning, Regeneration and the Politics of Community Participation 1xlong 
London Calling: The Middle Classes and the Remaking of Inner London 1xlong
Mass Timber: An Introduction to Solid Laminate Timber Systems 1xlong
Microcosm: A Portrait of a Central European City 1xlong
Miners and Millhands: Work, Culture and Politics in Princely Mysore 1xlong
Modern Architecture : A Very Short Introduction 1xlong
Mysore Modern: Reconceptualising the Region Under Princely Rule 1xlong
Night Fever: Designing Club Culture: 1960-Today 1xlong 
Norman Foster: Sketch Book 1xlong
Ornaments of the Metropolis Siegfried Kracauer and Modern urban Culture 1xlong 
Palermo Atlas (English Ed.) 1xlong
Philosophy and the city 1xlong
Politics and Conflict in Governance and Planning 1xlong
Powers Matchless : The Pontification of Urban VIII 1xlong
Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia 1xlong 
Remembering Places: A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship between memory and place 1xlong
Sense of Emptiness: An Interdisciplinary Approach 1xebook
Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons 1xlong
Songbook: The Selected Poems of Umberto Saba 1xlong 
Structures of Experience: Un-Coding and Coding Emotions 1xlong
The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution 1xlong
The Art of Posuka Demizu 1xlong 
The Death of Drawing Architecture in the Age of Simulation 1xlong, 1xebook
The History of European Jazz The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context 1xlong
The Life of the Automobile: The Complete History of the Motor Car 1xlong
The Meaning of Modern Architecture its inner necessity and an Empathetic Reading 1xlong 
The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic 1xlong 
The Origins of Sociable Life: Evolution After Science Studies 1xlong
The Problem of Pleasure: Leisure, Tourism and Crime 1xlong 
The Promise of the Metropolis: Bangalore’s Twentieth Century 1xlong
Thermal Delight in Architecture 1xlong
TRANS-LOCAL-ACT: Cultural Practices within and across. 1xlong 
Understanding the Impacts of Deregualtion in Planning: Turning Offices into Homes? 1xlong, 1xebook
Vehicles Cars, Canoes and other metaphors of Moral Imagination 1xlong
Will AI replace us 1xlong

Books added to the Library by students in NUBS (Semester Two 2018/19)

We have a service called “Books on Time” for students. This allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Books on Time

In Semester Two, academic year 2018/2019 we bought the following items after requests from students in NUBS.

There were 28 requests from 22 students totalling £1836.43 (25% from Undergraduates, 14%% from Postgraduate taught and 61% from Postgraduate Research)

Title Now in Stock
Bridging Disciplinary Perspectives of Country Image 1xlong
China-Europe Relations: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects 1xlong
Co-branding: The Science of Alliance 1xlong
Competing for capital: Europe and North America in Global Era 1xlong
Corporate Social Responsibility (Business and Society 360, Volume 2) 1xebook
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Emerging Trends in Developing Economies 1xebook
Data Strategy: How to Profit from a World of Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things 1xlong
Economic Geography: The Integration of Regions and Nations 1xlong
Empirical Asset Pricing : The Cross Section of Stock Returns 1xlong
Fiscal Incentives for Investment and Innovation 1xlong
Handbook of the Fundamentals of Financial Decision Making 1xebook
Impression Management in Organization 1xebook
Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West 1xlong
Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism, and Practice 1xebook
Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research 1xebook
Practising CSR in the Middle East 1xebook
Product-Country Images : Impact and Role in International Marketing 1xlong
Realist responses to post-human society :Ex machina 1xlong
Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step approach for applying automation to work 1xlong
Sexual Harassment of Working Women: A Case of Sex Discrimination 1xlong
Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process and Application 1xlong, 1xebook
Supply Chains and Total Product Systems: A Reader 1xebook
Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks 1xlong
Systemic Risk, Crises, and Macroprudential Regulation 1xlong
The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu 1xlong
The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation 1xlong
The Regulatory aftermath of the global financial crisis 1xlong, 1xebook
Volume 39 Part B – Institutional Logics in Action, Part B 1xlong

Books added to the Library by students in GPS (Semester Two 2018/19)

We have a service called “Books on Time” for students. This allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Books on Time

In Semester two, academic year 2018/2019 we bought the following items after requests from students in GPS.

There were 100 requests from 54 students totalling £5322.12 (40% from Undergraduates, 22% from Postgraduate taught and 38% from Postgraduate Research)

Title In Stock
18 Platoon 1xlong
Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education 1xlong
Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency 1xlong
An Overture of Sustainable Surface Water Management 1xebook
Animals and Sociology 1xlong
Architect of Apartheid 1xlong
Are We All Postracial Yet? 5xlong, 1xebook
Beyond the closet: The transformation of gay and lesbian life 1xlong
Biopolitics 1xlong 
Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction 1xebook
Biosignatures for Astrobiology 1xebook
Borders, Mobility and Belonging in the Era of Brexit and Trump 1xlong
Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults 1xlong
Clic! Grillo, Casaleggio e la demagogia elettronica 1xlong
Degrowth: The Economy Key Ideas 1xlong
Democracy and Truth: A Short History 1xlong, 1xebook
Democracy Incorporated Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism 1xlong, 1xebook
DF Malan and the Rise of Afrikaner Nationalism 1xlong 
Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education 1xlong
Discrimination and Disparities 1xlong
Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust 1xlong 
European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe 1xlong 
Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument: Beyond the Trope of the Angry Feminist 1xebook
Feminism, Science and the Philosophy of Science 1xlong
Fully Automated Luxury Communism 1xlong
Gambling with other people’s money 1xlong
Geographies of the Super-Rich 1xlong
Global Divas: Filipino gay men in the diaspora 1xlong
God’s Peoples: Covenant and Land in South Africa, Israel and Ulster 1xlong
Handbook of Environmental Economics Volume 3 1xlong
Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, Part I: Influences from Mises to Bartley 1xebook
Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, Part III: Fraud, Fascism and Free Market Religion 1xebook
Homosexualities, Muslim Cultures and Modernity 1xlong
Ice: Nature and Culture 1xlong 
Il grillismo: Tra democrazia elettronica e movimento personale 1xlong
Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization 1xlong
Inuit Shamanism and Christianity 1xlong
Iran’s Persian Gulf Policy: Rom Khomeini to Khatami 1xebook
Law in Lawless Land: Diary of a Limpieza Colombia 1xlong
Lifestyle of Freedom: Individualism and Lifestyle Migration 1xlong
Making All Black Lives Matter Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century 1xlong
Michael J. Shapiro: Discourse, Culture, Violence 1xlong
Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines 1xlong 
Mixed Race Identities 1xebook
New Scots: Scotland’s Immigrant Communities since 1945 1xlong 
Our Children and Other Animals 1xlong
Political Aesthetics 1xlong
Postcolonialism, Decolonialty and Development 1xlong
Prison or Paradise? The New Religious Cults 1xlong
Putin: Russia’s Choice 1xlong
Qualitative Studies in Health and Medicine (Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research) 1xlong
Race and the Undeserving Poor 1xlong
Race The Reality of Human Differences 1xebook
Rating Valuation : Principles and Practice 1xlong
Refugees and the Meaning of Home 1xebook
Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political, and performative Strategies 1xebook
Rethinking Peace 1xlong
Rockslides and Rock Avalanches of Central Asia: Distribution, Morphology, and Internal Structure 1xlong
Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies 3xlong, 1xebook
Running the Numbers A Practical Guide to Regional Economics 1xlong, 1xebook
Running the Numbers A Practical Guide to Regional Economics 1xlong, 1xebook
Rwandan Women Rising 1xebook
Scenarios in Public Policy 1xlong
Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory 1xlong
Social Solidarity and the Gift 1xlong
Spaces of Spirituality (Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity) 1xlong
Taboo: Sex, Identity and Erotic subjectivity in anthropological fieldwork 2xlong, 1xebook
Tacit Subjects : Belonging and Same-Sex Desire Among Dominican Immigrant 1xlong
The Anthem Companion to Karl Mannheim 1xlong
The Arab Spring in the Global Political Economy 1xlong
The British Growth Crisis – The Search for a new Model 1xlong
The Ethics Of Immigration 1xlong, 1xebook
The Ethics Of Immigration 1xlong, 1xebook
The Future of British Foreign Policy: Security and Diplomacy in a World after Brexit 1xlong
The geographies of fashion: consumption, space and value 1xebook
The Hip Hop & Obama Reader 1xlong
The Hip Hop Movement: From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation 1xlong
The homoerotics of orientalism 1xlong
The Political Economy of Aid in Palestine 1xlong 
The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev 1xlong
The Rise of the European Self-Employed Workforce 1xlong
The Thames Tideway Tunnel: Preventing Another Great Stink 1xlong 
The Voortrekker Monument Pretoria 1xlong
The Will of the People : A Modern Myth 1xlong, 1xebook
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America\’s Racial Justice Movement 1xlong
Transforming Disaster Response: Federalism and leadership 1xebook
Transition and change in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities 1xlong
Travel and Imagination 1xebook
Undoing Place? A Greographical Reader 1xlong
Using Documents and Records in Social Research: 4 volume set (SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods) 1xlong
Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture 1xlong
Vulnerability and Care : Christian Reflections on the Philosophy 1xlong
What Works for Parents with Learning Disabilities 1xlong
When Running Made History 1xlong
White Fragility 1xlong 
Who Stole the Town? The End of Local Government As We Know It 1xebook
Women and austerity : the economic crisis and the future for gender equality 1xlong
Writer’s Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age 1xebook
Zoopolis 1xlong