Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Struggling to manage your references? Help is here!

If you're sick of noting down references on the backs of envelopes, or you're struggling to get to grips with bibliographic management software, take a look at this article, which includes information about the different bibliographic management software packages available at Hull and York, and handy materials and tutorials to get you started.

Email library@hyms.ac.uk with any questions.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Congratulations Hull! City of Culture 2017

....and following our last post worth saying a BIG congratulations to Hull in being named the 2017 City of Culture.

The University's own Art Collection should be housed in the newly refurbished Brynmor Jones Library when completed:

You can currently view the collection in Middleton Hall or get a virtual tour at http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/arts.aspx

(Image from: see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/lli/bjl-redevelopment/gallery.aspx)

Art and literature could make doctors more competent and humane

Rachel Pugh discusses the role of the arts  in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/19/studying-arts-literature-doctors-humane-competent-mid-staffs.

Quoted, Giskin Day (Imperial) observes:

... that 80% of diagnoses depend on the patient's story, and studying poetry or literature can enhance students' narrative competence and improve their ability to relate to different cultures and groups

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Using eBooks? advice on downloading, device set up etc

On our Find Books tab you will now find a link to the page http://subjectguides.york.ac.uk/ebooks. This gives useful information on some of the main eBook platforms, including advice on :

  • Downloading
  • Printing, saving and copying
  • Browser requirements

UoY Library survey: Kindle Fires and lots of nice things to be one

The UoY Library needs your help to improve its services: fill in the Library Survey now and you could win one of our fabulous prizes!

Complete the survey at: goo.gl/2W5LS5

The survey gives you the opportunity to provide feedback on UoY Library services and resources, and to have your say in what changes you'd like to see in the Library. You will also have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw where you could win one of the following:

  • A Kindle Fire HD
  • One month’s free York Sport Village membership
  • City Screen membership
  • £10.00 voucher for City Screen
  • £5 voucher for Alcuin Bistro

Your feedback and comments form an important part of developing UoY Library services. Previous feedback was incorporated into plans for the Library refurbishment, study spaces and text provision.

For further information or help in filling in the survey, please email lib-survey@york.ac.uk

Friday, November 1, 2013

Find It @ York - new pink buttons to access full text

The buttons which link you to the full text of articles at UoY from databases such as Medline have changed. When searching for journal articles available via UoY Library you will now see Find It @ York links. Once you have clicked on this button, full-text electronic access is displayed under the View It tab (in some cases there may be access available from more than one source). Click on a provider's name to access the article. 
If the Library has print copies they will be listed under the Get It tab.
If you encounter any problems with accessing the full text of articles, or need help with searching generally, contact library@hyms.ac.uk