Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Join us for 24/7 - Making the Most of Your Library Service


Location: Stockwell Street Foyer

Time: Wednesday 9th May 11:00am - 3:00pm

Description: Meet your Library Team!

Come and find out what Library Services can offer you. Find out more about:

-              Resources for your studies                
-              Support for your studies          
-              Library facilities
-              IT Support

Drop in to speak to someone about assignments, projects and dissertations and more. Find out how you can request a workshop or book a tutorial with a Librarian or a Skills Tutor. Learn more about the resources and facilities available to you at Stockwell Street Library.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Draft Collection Policy

Have your say on how we build your Library Collections

Library Services are in the process of developing a collections policy that describes how we build and maintain your learning resources. Our collections comprise of print and electronic resources including books, journals, and databases. 

We want your input on whether you feel our policy:

  • Reflects the type of library collection you expect from us;
  • Offers transparency on how we develop our collections;
  • Outlines our processes in a clear, jargon free manner. 

Please take a look at our consultation policy and email your comments, thoughts or criticisms to Cathryn Peppard (c.e.a.peppard@gre.ac.uk) or Nadine Edwards (n.c.edwards@gre.ac.uk). 

We are also happy to meet with people in person or arrange to discuss your thoughts over the phone. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

MyiLibrary migration to Ebook Central

MyiLibrary is moving to Ebook Central on Wednesday 25th April 2018. 

Why is MyiLibrary moving?

Ebook Central (owned by ProQuest), acquired the MyiLibrary platform and will be moving all of the titles we have purchased on to Ebook Central.

MyiLibrary Notes

If you have saved MyiLibrary Notes in your MyiLibrary Account these will NOT be migrated to Ebook Central. See the PDF document on this page which explains how to save your MyiLibrary Notes before the migration on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

You will not be able to access your MyiLibrary Notes after Wednesday 25th April 2018 but you will be able to create new notes in Ebook Central.

To find out how to save your notes please see the instructions on LibGuides

MyiLibrary Accounts and Bookshelves

MyiLibrary accounts and bookshelves will not be migrated to Ebook Central. You can easily create a new account on Ebook Central and create new bookshelves.

​Can I access the same books as before?

There is nothing you need to do as all MyiLibrary titles will be redirected to Ebook Central allowing you to access the books as normal. 

How do I access Ebook Central?

There will be links to e-books in the LibrarySearch title record. Alternatively you can search and browse Ebook Central on and off campus via the portal.

Once logged into the university portal you should select the My Learning/Learning Support page and then the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet. On the next screen scroll down and select Ebook Central from the alphabetical list.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Explore open access books event 23 April 2018

Explore open access books: an Academic Book Week event for authors and researchers, hosted by Springer Nature
Date: Monday 23 April 2018
Location: Springer Nature London Campus, The Stables, 2 Trematon Walk, London, N1 9FN
Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Register: Eventbrite

Find out more about Academic Book Week at: https://acbookweek.com/ and follow #AcBookWeek on Twitter.

If you can't make the event don't worry, you can watch the event as it is being streamed on Facebook from 2pm BST

Ask the panellists questions through commenting on the Facebook live feed

Join in the conversation on Twitter by following @SN_OAbooks and #AcBookWeek

Please contact the organiser if you'd like to receive a link to the recording after the event.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Writing Effectively at the Sentence and Paragraph Level Session 13th March 2018

Academic Skills session title: Writing effectively at the sentence and paragraph level

Location: Room 10_1006 Stockwell Street Library

Time: 1.00 - 1.50pm

Description: It is important that feedback received from tutors is not only read, but used to develop an understanding of subject knowledge as well as the quality of work submitted. This session examines common areas noted in feedback and considers how to use feedback for further development.

Book via: http://libcal.gre.ac.uk/event/3315098

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Searching Databases on EBSCOhost Session 7th March 2018

Library Workshop title: Searching databases on EBSCOhost


Location: Avery Hill Library, Avery Hill Campus


Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Description: We will cover how to search effectively on EBSCOhost, how to access articles from at home as well as on-campus and how to save your searches. Some of the databases we will examine include Education Research Complete, Medline, CINAHL and PsycINFO. 
No prior knowledge or experience is required. You are also welcome to bring in a packed lunch and drink with you if you'd like.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Developing a Formal Style of Writing Session 27th February 2018

Academic Skills session title: Developing a formal style of writing

Location: Room 10_1006 Stockwell Street Library

Time: 1.00 - 1.50pm


Description: Writing at university requires the adoption of a formal tone and style of writing based on standard written English. This session explores the features of formal writing.

Book via: http://libcal.gre.ac.uk/event/3315097

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Searching Databases on EBSCOhost Session 21st February 2018

Library Workshop title: Searching databases on EBSCOhost


Location: Avery Hill Library, Avery Hill Campus


Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Description: We will cover how to search effectively on EBSCOhost, how to access articles from at home as well as on-campus and how to save your searches. Some of the databases we will examine include Education Research Complete, Medline, CINAHL and PsycINFO. 
No prior knowledge or experience is required. You are also welcome to bring in a packed lunch and drink with you if you'd like.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Developing a Formal Style of Writing Session 20th February 2018

Academic Skills session title: Developing a formal style of writing

Location: Room 10_1006 Stockwell Street Library

Time: 1.00 - 1.50pm


Description: Writing at university requires the adoption of a formal tone and style of writing based on standard written English. This session explores the features of formal writing.

Book via: http://libcal.gre.ac.uk/event/3315096

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Developing a Formal Style of Writing Session 13th February 2018

Academic Skills session title: Developing a formal style of writing

Location: Room 10_1006 Stockwell Street Library

Time: 1.00 - 1.50pm

Description: Writing at university requires the adoption of a formal tone and style of writing based on standard written English. This session explores the features of formal writing.

Book via: http://libcal.gre.ac.uk/event/3315095

Friday, 26 January 2018

Join us for free workshops Monday 29th January 2018

We are partnering with IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), to run 3 sessions, each with a different theme. Everyone is welcome.

SESSION 1: IEEE Xplore: Search tips to help with your work
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Location: Stockwell Street Room 11_004
Register here 
If you can't attend watch it live here.

SESSION 2: Boost You Career with IEEE
Time: 14:00 to 15:00
Location: Stockwell Street Room 11_004
Register here  
If you can't attend watch it live here.

SESSION 3: Publishing with IEEE Workshop 
Time: 15:00 to 16:00
Location: Stockwell Street Room 11_004
Register here
If you can't attend watch it live here.


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Searching databases on EBSCOhost 7th February 2018

Library Workshop title: Searching databases on EBSCOhost


Location: Avery Hill Library, Avery Hill Campus


Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Description: We will cover how to search effectively on EBSCOhost, how to access articles from at home as well as on-campus and how to save your searches. Some of the databases we will examine include Education Research Complete, Medline, CINAHL and PsycINFO. 
No prior knowledge or experience is required. You are also welcome to bring in a packed lunch and drink with you if you'd like.


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Using Feedback to Aid Your Academic Development Session 6th February 2018

Academic Skills session title: Using feedback to aid your academic development session.
Location: Room 10_1006 Stockwell Street Library

Time: 1.00 - 1.50pm
Description: It is important that feedback received from tutors is not only read, but used to develop an understanding of subject knowledge as well as the quality of work submitted. This session examines common areas noted in feedback and considers how to use feedback for further development.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Searching Databases on EBSCOhost Session 24th January 2018

Library Workshop title: Searching databases on EBSCOhost


Location: Avery Hill Library, Avery Hill Campus


Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Description: We will cover how to search effectively on EBSCOhost, how to access articles from at home as well as on-campus and how to save your searches. Some of the databases we will examine include Education Research Complete, Medline, CINAHL and PsycINFO. 
No prior knowledge or experience is required. You are also welcome to bring in a packed lunch and drink with you if you'd like.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Business & Management Collection recent videos

Recent releases for the Business & Management Collection of HS Talks. You can search for them in LibrarySearch or directly via the Business & Management Collection entry on the Online databases and academic journals page in the portal.

Recent releases:
Dr. Garrick Hileman – 
University of Cambridge, UK
Ms. Andrea Nicholas – Green Business, UK
Prof. Jan A. Van Mieghem – 
Kellogg School of Management, 
Northwestern University, USA
Dr. Bjorn Cumps – Vlerick 
Business School, Belgium
Prof. Jeffrey Unerman – 
University of London, UK
Prof. Robert Grant – 
Bocconi University, Italy
Ms. Kirsty Emery – UNMADE, UK
Cash flow statementCash flow statementMr. Huw Morgan – Alliance Manchester 
Business School, UK

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Using Feedback to Aid Your Academic Development Session 30th January 2018

Academic Skills session title: Using feedback to aid your academic development session.
Location: Room 10_1006 Stockwell Street Library

Time: 1.00 - 1.50pm
Description: It is important that feedback received from tutors is not only read, but used to develop an understanding of subject knowledge as well as the quality of work submitted. This session examines common areas noted in feedback and considers how to use feedback for further development.


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection recent videos

Recent releases for the Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection of HS Talks. You can search for them in LibrarySearch or directly via the Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection entry on the Online databases and academic journals page in the portal.

Recent releases:

In the series Advances in Asthma:
Prof. Anthony J. Hickey – RTI 
International, USA

In the series Adaptive Clinical Trial Design:
Prof. Jeffrey Blume – Brown 
University, USA

In the series Immunotherapy of Cancer:
Prof. Victor Appay – INSERM, France
Dr. Francesco Nicoli – Universities of Ferrara and Padua, Italy

In the series Topical Talks:
Prof. Graham Hughes – London Lupus Centre, UK
Dr. Sara K. Tedeschi – Harvard Medical School, USA

In the series Periodic Reports: Advances in Clinical Interventions and Research Platforms:
Dr. Koorosh Korfi – Barts Cancer Institute, UK
Prof. Jude Fitzgibbon – University of London, UK

In the series ALS and Other Motor Neuron Disorders:
Prof. Aaron D. Gitler – Stanford University 
School of Medicine, USA

In the series The Complement System:
Prof. Matthew Pickering – Imperial College London, UK

In the series Bioinformatics for Metabolomics:
Dr. Johan A. Westerhuis – University of Amsterdam, 
Netherlands

In the series Speech Dysfluency:
Prof. Soo-Eun Chang – University of Michigan, USA

In the series Nursing:
Prof. Ruth Northway – University of South Wales, UK

Friday, 12 January 2018

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on BoB



Studying Literature and Drama? Tune in to Box of Broadcasts to listen to these upcoming programmes about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Our LibGuide explains how to login to BoB and more.

Archive on 4: Frankenstein Lives 14 January BBC Radio 4 8pm

BBC Radio is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with ‘Archive on 4: Frankenstein Lives!’ on Saturday 8-9 am (13 January). Presenter Christopher Frayling delves into the history of the Frankenstein myth, using some chilling archive recordings and contributions from filmmakers, writers and scientists who all give insights into the book that inspired so many

Frankenstein 14 January BBC Radio 4 Extra 6-7pm  

A dramatised adaptation of the book itself follows on Sunday night on Radio 4 Extra, (14 January 6-7 pm R4 Extra) in 7th Dimension: Frankenstein starring Michael Maloney as Frankenstein and John Wood as The Monster.

In Search of Mary Shelley BBC Radio 4 starts 15 January 9.45am

Radio 4’s Book of the Week is ‘In Search of Mary Shelley’, a major new biography by writer and poet Fiona Sampson.  Letters, diaries and an examination of key stages of Mary’s life sheds new light on her relationship with Shelley and others, her literary work and on ‘Frankenstein’ in particular.

Free thinking: Frankenstein and Artificial Intelligence Now 18 January BBC Radio 3 10.00–10.45pm

On Thursday, Fiona Sampson and Christopher Frayling join Professor of English Daisy Hay in ‘Free Thinking: Frankenstein And Artificial Intelligence Now’ (Radio 3 10 pm-10.45pm) to discuss the legacy of Frankenstein and consider this in the light of current AI science.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Business & Management Collection recent videos

Recent releases for the Business & Management Collection of HS Talks. You can search for them in LibrarySearch or directly via the Business & Management Collection entry on the Online databases and academic journals page in the portal.

Recent releases:
successful changeMr. Anthony Greenfield – Consultant, 
Resolve, UK
modelMs. Caroline Chen – Downtown Partners, USA
managementMs. Annmarie Hanlon – Senior Lecturer in Digital 
Marketing, University of Derby, UK
Introduction to budgetingIntroduction to budgetingDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, 
Australia
Training needs analysisTraining needs analysisMs. Louise Brownhill – PWC, UK
Mr. Huw Morgan – 
Alliance Manchester Business School, UK
Recruitment interviewingRecruitment interviewingMr. Neil Morrison – 
Penguin Random House, UK