Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Cambridge University Press Digital Journals Archive

The Library now has access to the full text of the journals from the Cambridge University Press Digital Journals Archive (CJDA). The titles are listed on our Library Catalogue with a link to the online journal. The journals are available on and off campus Remember if you are off campus you will need your Athens username and password.

You can view a list of the Archive titles from the Library's A-Z list of ejournals: select 'Index' from the list of options at the top of the screen and click 'View titles' next to Cambridge University Press Digital Journals Archive.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

EndNote drop-in sessions

Do you have any EndNote queries or problems you can't sort out? The Library is running a couple of drop-in sessions to help you with any questions you may have, whether you are using EndNote Web or the desktop version.

Both sessions take place in the Headington Library Training Room. There is no need to book:

Thursday 25 November 12.00 - 13.00
Tuesday 7 December 12.00 - 13.00

If you have any queries about the session, please contact libraryenquiries@brookes.ac.uk

Friday, 8 October 2010

The British Library digitises Greek manuscripts

The British Library has digitised over 280 Greek manuscripts dating from the 6th century. The website at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts provides researchers with free access to high quality digital images, with descriptions, of a large part of the British Library’s Greek manuscripts collection. You can browse the online collection or search by keywords. Highlights include: The Theodore Psalter which was produced in Constantinople in 1066, and is a highly illustrated manuscript of the Psalms; the Illuminated Gospels, a late 12th century gospel book which is rare because of its integration of images of Christ's life into the Gospels.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Research training sessions

The library is offering a series of tailored training sessions for researchers this semester. The sessions will help you make the most of the range of resources available to you and provide tips on keeping up-to-date with the latest information in your field.

All sessions are in the Headington Library training room. There is no need to pre-book. The following sessions will be running this semester:
Information at your desktop: finding your way around the Electronic Library
This session provides details of the range of electronic resources available to you, including electronic journals, journal collections, databases and reference material:
Thursday 14 October 12.00 – 13.00 and Tuesday 2 November 12.00 – 13.00
Keeping up-to-date
Keep abreast of new research and development in your subject area: find out how to keep up-to-date with new publications in journals, books, conferences and more; track your research using the Web of Science citation indexes:
Friday 22 October 12.00 – 13.00 and Monday 8 November 12.00 – 13.00

EndNote reference management software (desktop version)
We are offering two different sessions this semester: Tuesday 16 November 12.00 – 13.00
This session will provide an introduction to the key features of EndNote X3

EndNote drop-in sessions: Thursday 25 November and Tuesday 7 December 12.00 – 13.00 to help you with your EndNote questions and problems. Bring along any queries you have and a copy of your EndNote library and associated Word documents - there will be an opportunity to do some practical work.

The Library is also offering EndNote Web introductory training sessions. This web-based version of EndNote is available to all Brookes students and staff from anywhere. The sessions will be held from 12.00 to 13.30 in the Headington Library Training Room. Booking is not required.
Wednesday 13 October, Tuesday 26 October, Friday 12 November, Monday 22 November, Thursday 9 December.

If you have any queries or would like further details, contact Helen Whittaker, tel 483139 or email hkwhittaker@brookes.ac.uk

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Introduction to EndNote Web training sessions

EndNote Web is a piece of software which helps you manage and use your references. You can use EndNote Web to store and organise your references, transfer references from many databases and library catalogues directly into your EndNote library and automatically create bibliographies or reference lists for your research, formatted to the style of your choice.

The Library is offering training sessions for Brookes students and staff which will cover the basics of getting started with EndNote Web.

Booking is not required. Sessions take place on the following dates in the Headington Library Training Room at 12.00. They will last for 1 hour with some (optional) extra time for hands-on practice:

Wednesday 13 October
Tuesday 26 October
Friday 12 November
Monday 22 November
Thursday 9 December