November 27, 2013
The latest issue of our ezine is packed full of interesting features.
Read more about iAberdeen – the University app for smartphones where you can go to search Primo and access your library account to view and renew loans. There is news of a new initiative that gives students an opportunity to suggest books for purchase. Read the feature on the Gale Reference Library which now gives access to 600 online publications across 18 subject areas, including Art, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Religion, Science and Technology. Then there are accounts from researchers about their work based on LSC&M resources.
Headlines - the ezine from Library, Special Collections and Museums – it’s worth a read!
November 18, 2013
When searching Primo, you may find some items described in the Details tab as ”Not currently owned. Available on demand from Dawsonera”, and they are only available for Preview. If the book is of particular interest to you open the Preview option because when the preview of a title reaches a trigger point, the book will be bought automatically for the Library. You will then have access to the complete contents of the book. Find out more about how it works at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/collections/dda/.
Posted on behalf of Sheona Farquhar, Technical Services Manager
October 29, 2013
Are you struggling to find the materials listed on your course reading? Having difficulty finding that book or journal article that will help turn your average assignment into a great one? Wondering where to even begin when navigating the thousands of resources available through the university’s library service?
Well, the library will be running a series of workshops throughout November to help you. So, stop struggling and smarten your searching by coming along to one of our Find it Fast Library Information Skills Workshops. Our selection of one hour workshops, held at lunchtimes, can teach you how to:
- Use Primo, your online gateway to the library’s resources.
- Access our collections of thousands of ebooks.
- Keep track of your references and create perfect bibliographies for your assignments by using reference management software.
- Find scholarly journals and other quality resources through our many online databases.
- Unlock the full potential of Google and other search engines.
These workshops are perfect for undergraduates and taught postgraduates across all Colleges. Invest one hour of your time over lunch to learn tips and techniques that will repay you with time saved when searching for the materials you need for assignments and exams.
Please note that the ‘Managing References and Creating Bibliographies’ workshops are offered in two parts so you must complete part 1 before attending part 2. Unfortunately, these referencing workshops are not suitable for Law students as the software taught does not support the legal referencing style, OSCOLA. And, because we offer repeats of most of the workshops please be sure to only sign up for one of each of them.
To find out more and to view the full list of information skills workshops on offer throughout November please go to:
Places are limited, and fill up quickly, so sign up now before it’s too late.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
October 25, 2013
The Web of Knowledge database platform will undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrade work starting Sunday 27 October 2013 at 14.00 GMT and ending Monday 28 October 2013 at 02.00 GMT. Web of Knowledge may be unavailable intermittently during this period. Thomson Reuters, the suppliers of the database, apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Susan McCourt, email@example.com
September 20, 2013
The Independent has listed us as one of its “Most Spellbinding Libraries in the World“!
August 23, 2013
Essential maintenance is planned for Primo, our online collections search tool, on Monday 26 August.
Primo will not be available from 9am to 12 noon on Monday and should be considered at risk until 2pm. Aleph, Calm, DigiTool and MetaLib will be available for direct searching when Primo is not available.
We aplogise for any inconvenience this may cause.