Please look after your belongings in our libraries

As the Library goes to 24 hour opening with the exams fast approaching we would like to remind all students of the importance of looking after your personal belongings.

Please do not walk away from your desk leaving your laptops, phones, bags or jackets unattended for any length of time. 

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Study Carrel – Seattle University School of Law Library. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons licence.

Please report any problems to library staff in person, by email or over the phone:

The Sir Duncan Rice Library
E: library@abdn.ac.uk
T: 01224 273330

Taylor Library
E: lawlib@abdn.ac.uk
T: 01224 272601

Medical Library
E: medlib@abdn.ac.uk
T: 01224 437870

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Lexis Library: News & International collections unavailable

Lexis Library’s News and International Materials collections have been moved to a new platform. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to access this content. If you require a specific document held in either of these collections, please email the Library at library@abdn.ac.uk. Please include details of the item(s) you require and your contact details.

The Library is in contact with Lexis Library and we hope to regain access to this content soon. Please note that all other collections within Lexis Library are unaffected.

Information Skills workshops for PhD researchers: places still available

The Library is here to help all postgraduate researchers as they begin, or continue their in-depth research, with a short series of Information Skills workshops designed to their needs.

The workshops will take place on the 16th, 17th & 18th of April and will help you understand the resources available to you as researchers here at the University of Aberdeen, and how to get the best out of them.

There are three workshops on offer, each lasting two hours:

  • Literature searching – Part 1: Getting started
  • Literature searching – Part 2: Using databases
  • Literature searching – Part 3: Managing your references using RefWorks*

Across the three workshops we will look at:

  • Planning your search
  • Looking for books: using Primo and e-books
  • Databases of academic literature
  • Getting the best out of Google
  • Managing your references with RefWorks
  • Formatting Word documents with in-text citations and bibliographies

*IMPORTANT NOTE: The workshop focusing on the management of references

(Part 3) is not suitable for research postgraduates in the School of Law, as the software used does not support the OSCOLA referencing style required for legal theses.

To find out more, and to book onto the different workshops please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking and look for Library Information Skills classes.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

Revision Strategies and Exam Techniques: come to a session

Are you making the best use of your time? What’s good to do in an exam? How do you make the most of your knowledge?

The Student Learning Service offers sessions to help you with your revision and to discuss tips and hints for sitting exams.

To find out more about these sessions and book a place today, visit: www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking  and change the category to ‘Student Learning Service’.

Please note that these sessions are not held in the Library.

 

Potential noise disturbance in The Sir Duncan Rice Library – Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 March

There will be vital work carried out on the roof of The Sir Duncan Rice Library on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of March 2019 and we would like to apologise in advance for any noise resulting from the work.

The disturbance, if any, will be most noticeable on Floors 6 and 7. Alternatively, the Taylor Library is also open on the Old Aberdeen campus.

We apologise for the disturbance and any inconvenience caused.

Did you know that there are 7 Silent Study Rooms in The Sir Duncan Rice Library?

There are Silent Study Rooms on Floors 3 to 6 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library, all located on the south side of the building. If you are looking to work somewhere quiet using your personal electronic device, you can go to any of the Silent Study Rooms on floors 3, 4 and 5.

The Silent Study Rooms, overlooking Bedford Road, also include the recently installed power sockets with USB charging points! Please note that the Silent Study Room on floor 6 is a strictly silent working environment where no electronic devices are allowed, for those who need no disturbance! 

Please remember that food consumption is prohibited in all Silent Study Rooms! 

Click here for more information on Silent Study spaces within our libraries.  

Eleni Papadakou, e.papadakou@abdn.ac.uk

Heavy Demand collection

Heavy Demand Books – a Quick Guide 

So, you’ve found a book on Primo that you need to borrow and it’s in Heavy Demand. Here are some helpful hints about borrowing Heavy Demand books to get you started! 

The Heavy Demand Collection is located on the first floor next to the Information Centre desk.  

Heavy Demand books can be borrowed at any time and are always due back the following day at 10.30am (or on Monday if borrowed on Friday/Saturday), other than those in the 3-Hour Reference section. 

You can borrow up to 2 items at a time and are welcome to place bookings on copies up to 21 days in advance through Primo. Just remember to collect your reservation by 3.30pm, or your booking will lapse. 

Don’t forget! With high demand comes high fine rates – make sure to return your Heavy Demand books on time to avoid the 75p hourly fine per item.  

In the Heavy Demand area you can use the self-service kiosks to pay fines, borrow and return books all in one place! Always check your receipt when borrowing before 10.30am, as pre-booked items may be due back the same day.  

Our DVD collection is also located here – these are mainly 3-day loans although a small number are Heavy Demand.  

Any questions? Library staff are always happy to help! 

Olivia McIntosh, olivia.mcintosh@abdn.ac.uk