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We have had a few reports this week of our LSbutton misbehaving using databases such as Ebscohost, Compendex and Web of Science but it will probably happen wherever this button appears. It is not happening consistently for everyone, but if you see a window similar to the below, you will not be able to obtain full text for these articles, even after signing in.


Please use Library Search to search for the article, or the journal in which it appears. We are reporting the problem to Ex Libris who will hopefully have this resolved for us as soon as possible.

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Researchers often agree to publisher contracts without being aware of what rights they are giving away. This session will explore what rights researchers have as creators of copyright material and encourage them to keep these.

The session will cover:

  • Copyright basics
  • Interpreting publisher contracts and policies
  • Strategies for keeping rights
  • The principles behind open licencing

It is presented by the University Library as part of its Researcher Training Series.

When: Monday 23 April 2018, 3:00 PM
Where: Napier Building G03

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We are currently experiencing errors with our system when trying to access MyLibrary, view details for items on Library Search, and connect to electronic resources. This is being investigated as a matter of urgency and will hopefully be resolved soon.

Thank you for your patience.

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SAGE Research Methods is a library of more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher.
The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot […]

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Want to learn the top tips from a librarian about how to use Library Search, Google, and Google Scholar?
Let the library help you with:

Knowing where to find what
Learning helpful features that will save you time
Learning to experiment to find what you’re looking for

Where: Hub West Workshop on level 3
When: Tues 17 April at 12pm or […]

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SciFinder-N is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
The resource allows scientists to do better research in less time. SciFinder-N accelerates research by providing actionable results such as step-by-step synthetic methods and hard to find chemistry in […]

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The study wedge on level 1 north of the Barr Smith Library will be closed from Tuesday 10 April to Friday 13 April.
Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience caused!

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“Mendeley and Zotero: which is the right free reference management tool for you?” is a lecture exploring the use of these two well-known, free online referencing systems that can be used on your computer desktop or the web.
It is presented by the University Library as part of our Researcher Training Series.
When: Thursday 12 April,  11.00am-12.00pm,
Where: […]

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Mid-semester break starts today, Tuesday April 3, until Sunday April 15. The library’s opening hours will be changing for the next two weeks as follows:

The Barr Smith Library will be open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends – level 3 remains open 24/7, with card access required after 7pm
All other […]

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Referencing is integral when studying at the University and we’ve got some tips to help make it a little bit easier!

Don’t forget to record all bibliographic information while you’re still using the resource. There is nothing more annoying than returning a book only to find you forgot to reference that obscure quote from page … […]

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