Saturday, 12 December 2015

On the twelfth day of Christmas the library brought to me...

... a collection of information superheroes!

Back row: Sarah - Liz - Sian - William
Front row: Emma - Rachel - Jane - Carly
"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours." (John Locke, 1843).

We not only furnish the 'materials of knowledge': we also help students, researchers and staff to make the most of them in their thinking and learning. Come and talk to us about ...

  • how we help develop your students' information skills and subject knowledge
  • our unique online digital literacy course
  • creating reading lists that act as learning tools
  • getting hold of material not in UEA Library 
  • how we can support your own research
 ... and much more!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

On the tenth day of Christmas the library brought to me...

...a brilliant variety of e-resources!
Our Find Databases service will give you access to oodles of great information sources from TV advertising analysis David Reviews, to historical, political and economic information on every country in the world from The Statesman's Yearbook

 Find Databases

Did you know?
We have access to all of the content from The Economist! It works automatically on campus but you'll need to use the library Find Databases list to access it from elsewhere. Why not take a look at their countdown to Christmas:

 Economist 2015 Christmas calendar

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

On the ninth day of Christmas the library brought to me...

... news that we are rather envious of Father Christmas's delivery mechanism for getting packages to people over a wide geographical area, in a very short period of time...  

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Ok, so we're probably not up to magic reindeer and flying sleighs... but we are reviewing our Library Interlending processes for printed and online material.

In the New Year, we plan to launch a re-vamped Interlending service:

1. We're designing a better online request form.

2. Our teams are poised to respond to your initial requests more quickly and effectively.

3. We hope we can get more information to you electronically.

So, keep an eye open for the launch in the New Year, and whilst we probably can't match Father Christmas's delivery service, we're aiming to be more responsive than before.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

On the eighth day day of Christmas the library brought to me ...

Read all about it! Newspapers at UEA

Read news of the impending abolition of slavery by Mr Wilberforce in the Observer on 25 December 1791 or a review of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the Literary Examiner on 23 December in 1843, using 19th Century BL Newspapers. You and your students can find valuable primary source materials from the 17th C to the 21st C in our newspaper databases. New to UEA – New York Times Archive, and Guardian/Observer Archive. For the latest world news, go to Nexis.

Monday, 7 December 2015

On the seventh day of Christmas the library brought to me...

... an excuse to stay in bed!

You can get to the vast majority of UEA's subscription-only scholarly information from anywhere in the world - so you can stay in touch with your research field wherever you are. (Even in bed.)

Here are two easy ways to get to our scholarly resources from off campus:

Make Google Scholar show you links to UEA full-text articles
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Access UEA's subscription resources including e-journals, article databases, news sources, audio and video material and much more, without having to find the pesky 'login' button
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Sunday, 6 December 2015

On the sixth day of Christmas the library brought to me...

Not 10,000, not 50,000 but a bumper stocking full of over 100,000 e-journals.

And don't worry, we've replaced the card index drawers so it's a bit easier to find out what's available.