We are nearing the end of what has become a global annual event for creative writers everywhere! NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) first began 19 years ago in July 1999 when freelance writer Chris Baty originated the project in San Francisco with a mere 21 participants. By the following year the project had gained a website and had been … More 5 Top Writing Tips! (NaNoWriMo)
Hello and a big warm welcome to our new students! Have you explored the Library yet?We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with your studies. The Martial Rose Library is the perfect quiet space to work, and our team of friendly library staff are here to help you access the … More Welcome Freshers 2018!
To help you with your exams and assignments we have been posting daily study tips throughout the assessment weeks. In case you have missed out on them so far, here are the ones from the first week. #ShelfHelp Study Tip 1 Our first tip focused on getting started by creating a study plan. A study plan is a great starting … More #Shelfhelp Study Tips
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) BoB is an online service where you can catch up on TV and radio services for your studies. There are over 65 TV & radio channels available as well as an archive of well over 1 million programmes. To access this resource visit learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand, click on ‘Sign In’, search University of … More 3 Great Resources You May Not Know About
How Do I Search the Catalogue?Want to know how to find a book in the Library? Or ever wondered what the number you are always looking for means? Then this is the blog post for you. Find out how to use the Catalogue and locate items in the Library. How to search for an item When looking … More How do I find that book?
Martial Rose Library is home to a large range of online journals and eBooks, all accessible through the Full Text Finder. Yep, we know! This sounds like a bit of a frightening, formal name but don’t worry! It’s just as easy to use as our lovely library catalogue. This is located on the … More Library Hacks: How to find Online Journal Articles and Ebooks
Libraries are synonymous with Universities and any place of learning. In fact they are one of, if not the most useful places to find information and guidance for your course (sorry Google). However for many students the Library is an intimidating and confusing place which is almost impossible to access and use. These … More Hidden Disabilities 1
Calling all Mature Students – would you like some help in finding and using information? If this is the case, the Library can help! We offer tailored 1:1 sessions on how to use all of our resources, as well as research skills and more. In addition, we can help you with specific skills such … More Mature Students
During Welcome Week 2017, we carried out a ‘Flash Feedback Exhibition’ to engage all our new students, and find out what you’d like from your Library! We asked students to give us some thoughts on three simple questions (in return for plenty of cake, biscuits and drinks of course!). We asked: What do you … More Flash Feedback Exhibition
Hello and welcome back to all our students and staff after the Christmas break. We hope you all had a lovely time and are keen to get back to your studies! Keep an eye on our blog this semester as, amongst others, we will be exploring the following helpful and fascinating topics: A Day in the Life … More Welcome back and Happy New Year!