Library Skills workshops to help you ‘Find it Fast!’

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Come along to one of our Find it Fast! sessions starting this week and learn all about new Primo and other resources available to you here at the University of Aberdeen.

Our Find it Fast! series of workshops is aimed at Undergraduates and Taught Postgraduate Students and covers:

  • using new Primo, our online resource discovery tool for locating physical and electronic resources
  • how to search for the hundreds of thousands of electronic books which we have access to
  • using the many online databases which we subscribe to. They contain important resources which you cannot find by searching in Google!
  • how to manage your references using RefWorks
  • getting the best out of Google

The workshops are held over lunch time in The Sir Duncan Rice Library and will run between 21 January and 12 February.

To find out more and book a place on one of these sessions, visit https://www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking/ and change the category to Library Information Skills.

If you have any queries, please contact Eleni at eleni.boro@abdn.ac.uk

New Primo launched Monday 13 January – support available

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The Library launched a new version of Primo on Monday, January 13, and we want to let you know about the support available to help you use it to find materials for your studies and research. Library staff will be available to help with any questions you might have on using it. See below for information on further help available.

Reset your PIN to use our self-service machines

Following the move to the new version of Primo, you will need to reset your PIN number to use our self-service machines. Please see the guide below on the simple steps required to reset your PIN.

UoA Staff and Students – reset your PIN.

Drop-in Sessions on using Primo

There are drop-in sessions on the new Primo available in The Sir Duncan Rice Library. These take place in the co-labs on Floor 4 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library, at the following times:

  • 11.00
  • 11.30
  • 15.00
  • 15.30

These drop-in sessions will run on weekdays until Friday, January 24.

Bookable sessions on using Primo

In addition to these drop-in sessions, there will be bookable sessions on using Primo as part of our Find it Fast! series of library workshops. These will begin on Tuesday, January 21. You will be able to book places on these sessions via the Course Booking site.

Additional guidance on using Primo

You will also find instruction on using Primo in the Library Guides section of our website. More  support and guidance on Primo will be added to our website in the coming weeks.

For further information about the move to a new Primo, see our webpage.

New Primo to launch on January 13 – Library staff here to help

The Library will be launching the new version of Primo on Monday, January 13, and we want to let you know about the support available to help you use it to find materials for your studies and research. From Monday, January 13, library staff will be available to help with any questions you might have.

Drop-in Sessions on using Primo

From Tuesday, January 14, there will be specific drop-in sessions on the new Primo available in The Sir Duncan Rice Library. These will take place in the co-labs on Floor 4 of the Sir Duncan Rice Library, at the following times:

  • 11.00
  • 11.30
  • 15.00
  • 15.30

These drop-in sessions will run on weekdays until Friday, January 24.

Bookable sessions on using Primo

In addition to these drop-in sessions, there will be bookable sessions on using Primo as part of our Find it Fast! series of library workshops. These will begin on Tuesday, January 21. You will be able to book places on these sessions via the Course Booking site.

Further guidance on using Primo

You will also find instruction on using Primo in the Library Guides section of our website. More support and guidance on Primo will be added to our website in the coming weeks.

Further information on this move to a new version of Primo can also be found on our website.

Old Aberdeen Library: January

On 14 & 17 January 2020 between 10:30 and 12:30 Aberdeen City Library staff will be based on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library to assist with any queries in relation to the Old Aberdeen Library project.

Staff will be able to sign up users up for membership and advise on the different services that members of City Libraries have access to.

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For more information see our page:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/using-libraries/old-aberdeen-library-644.php

Did you know…? – Tours of The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Did you know that we will be running open tours of The Sir Duncan Rice Library over the next two weeks, starting this Thursday? These will be for all students, new and old. This is to make sure that as many people as possible get the chance to learn about the Library.

Library tours

From Thursday the 9th of January until Friday the 17th of January, come and meet staff on the ground floor of the library at 10am or 2pm. There is no need to book a place and each tour group will contain a maximum of ten people.

The tours will last approximately 30 minutes. The tours by our friendly staff will introduce you to not only the beautiful building, but also the services and resources available from the library. We will also tell you:

  • How materials are organised in the building
  • How to begin borrowing the library books on your reading lists
  • How library staff can help you during your time at The University of Aberdeen

Please note that there will be no tours taking place at the weekends, but staff working then will still be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Library Service.

Please speak with staff in the Taylor and Medical Libraries for help in finding your way round their collections and spaces.

We look forward to showing you around, and also take this opportunity to wish you all good luck with the second semester. ​​