Wills Memorial Library closures - 9th and 10th December
We regret that the Wills Memorial Library will be closed on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December. This is because of essential electrical work which will mean that the whole building is without power, light or network access.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this might cause. Our other libraries and study centres will be open as usual - see here for a list of locations and opening times.
Trial access to Sage Research Methods
The library has arranged trial access to Sage Research Methods, cases, datasets and videos which provide access to over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos, spanning the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities. Topics include writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings.
The trial extends till 16th February 2018.
Please send any feedback to your Subject Librarian.
New web proxy service (access to electronic resources off-site)
The Library, in consultation with IT Services, implemented a new web proxy service (EZproxy) on Monday, 13 November. Advice and guidance about how to gain 'Access to electronic resources’ when off-site has now been updated.
Library Undergraduate Travel Bursaries Scheme
For the second year running, funds are available to help cover travel costs for undergraduate students who wish to visit other libraries and/or archives to further their studies.
The scheme is for undergraduate students undertaking or about to undertake their final year dissertations or projects. This includes students in their penultimate year preparing in advance for their final year projects. A number of students benefited from the scheme last year and we are pleased to be able to offer it again.
Applications for the bursaries are welcomed from students of all disciplines. Up to £250 will be available for successful candidates.
Further details about the application process are available.
Arts & Social Sciences 24/7 Study Centre
From Monday 16 October 2017 we will be opening the ground floor of the Arts & Social Sciences Library as a 24/7 study centre. The upper floors will continue to be open from 8am-11.30pm, Monday to Sunday. Although there won’t be an Information Desk Service overnight, we now offer an out of hours Ask a Librarian service for your library enquiries.
The entire Arts & Social Sciences Library is open 24/7 during the January and summer assessment periods.
We are pleased to announce that loan laptops will be available in the Arts & Social Sciences Library from Monday 16 October. The self-service locker is located at the back of the ground floor, you just need to your UCard to issue and return a laptop to use within the library.
Trial access to eJournals from Wageningen Academic Publishers
At the request of Bristol Veterinary School the Library has set up trial access to the following eJournals (login required off-site):
- World Mycotoxin Journal
- Beneficial Microbes
- Journal of Insects as Food and Feed
- Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods
- Comparative Exercise Physiology
Wageningen Academic Publishers are located in one of the world’s most famous food and agriculture research centres (Wageningen University and Research) in the Netherlands and publish cutting edge research in the life and agricultural sciences.
Trail access extends from October 1 to November 30, 2017. Please send any comments about these resources to Emma Place, Subject Librarian for Veterinary Sciences.