Thursday, November 28, 2013

Free webinar: using doctoral theses in your research

If you're interested in finding and using doctoral theses, why not sign up for this free webinar to learn how EThOS works?

EThOS is the national database for PhD theses, managed by the British Library. It's a fantastic resource for researchers, with over 100,000 UK theses freely available to download and use for your own research, and another 200,000 available to search and scan on demand.

Sara Gould,  who manages the EThOS service, will host and answer questions after the webinar on 10 December 2013, 11.00am GMT.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Movember in the Archives

Marvellous moustaches from the Archives, in support of Movember. These hirsute gents, photographed c1890, were members of a velocipede club in the Potteries. Taken from our Warrillow photographic collection

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Keele Campus Library: reminder about forthcoming training sessions ...

Just a reminder of our forthcoming training sessions at the Keele Campus Library:

The 'Basic RefWorks' session will be delivered twice more, as follows:
  • Monday 18th November, 12:00 – 13.30 
  • Monday 2nd December, 12:00 – 13.30

'Effective Dissertation Research' will be delivered on: 

Wednesday 27th November, 12:00 – 14.00

Further information:

Based at the Hospital Campus?  You can book on sessions delivered at the Health Library:

No time to attend training sessions?  Try one or more of the following:

More new features in Catalogue Plus

In Catalogue Plus we want to give you as much information as we can anything you find so that you can decide whether it is useful to you. To that end we've now added 'Other editions', 'Similar items' and 'Subject tags' features, which tell you more about what you're looking at and link to other useful items. A picture probably explains this better, and below is a screenshot showing these new features in operation:

As you'll see, we have Other editions of Judith Bell's invaluable 'Doing your research project'. Catalogue Plus is also recommending Similar books on the same subject, and it also gives Subject tags which tell you more about what the book covers. 

If you have any questions on this new feature or would like to know more about it please let us know.

Friday, November 8, 2013

New feature in Catalogue Plus

A new feature has gone live in Catalogue Plus this week.If you have searched for a journal title which we have in print, such as New Scientist or Nature, you will now see a green @Keele icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. This is a link to the ejournals A-Z, so you can click on it and it will tell you whether we also have that journal in electronic format, and what coverage we have. Note that not all of our print journals are available in electronic format, and of course that we have far more journals available only electronically. Please let us know what you think of this new feature, or if you have any questions about it.