Friday, May 30, 2014

University of Hull, Brynmor Jones Library Redevelopment Update

What’s going on?

·         Library and Learning Innovation are delighted to announce that part of the 1st floor of the tower will be opening next week. This area contains  64 PC desks, 24 reading desks and soft seating as well as an information point.  The ‘bridge’ which links this floor and the east building is due to open in the middle of June.

·         The information point on the 1st floor will be used as the temporary book return point once the current entrance and ground floor area close in mid June.  More information about this will be given closer to the time.

·         Work is continuing on the new south entrance which is due to open mid June

When’s it happening?

·          Part of the 1st floor will open next week

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Using E-library ebooks on a handheld device

If you're wanting to read Epstein's Clinical Examination or Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine on a handheld device, you may find that the links from YorSearch take you to a rather empty looking screen and a warning telling you "to upgrade your Flash player to view the reader in flash mode":

This will happen if you're on a device that doesn't support the Flash player (e.g. Android, iOS). But you can still view the eBook on your device. Here's what you need to do:

From the empty screen, click the Bookshelf link in the top right-hand corner.

The Bookshelf page displays the ebooks we have on the E-library platform.

For the book you wish to read, click the ePUB icon (Read Online) next to Online Reading Options. The book should open in the ePUB reader which does not require the Flash plug-in.
You can get back to the Bookshelf from the ePUB reader by clicking .

Clicking the icon next to Download in the Bookshelf page should give you an option to download the book. This will require an app, which you will need to install on your device. The download will expire after one week.

If you're using a desktop machine without Flash, you can click on the Read Online icon that appears on the Bookshelf page to read the ebook in a Flash-free format.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Save searches on the Ovid platform

Have you ever been doing research and thought, "I can't remember how I found that really useful article before?" Do you have a really good search strategy that you re-enter from scratch each time you use it? Save yourself some time by saving searches.

To do this in the Ovid platform (which includes the databases Embase and Medline), go to and follow the link to Medline and Embase.

Login with your York account.

Choose the database you want to use.

Go to My Account. If you do not already have a personal account in Ovid, create a personal account. If you do, sign in.

 Enter your search.

Once the search is complete, click save search history.

 Enter a name for the search and click save.

 The search can be accessed from the My Searches and Alerts area in My Workspace.

You can then re-run the search whenever you want!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Brynmor Jones Library on the One Show tonight

As part of a feature on the Housemartins, the One Show has been filming people in Hull singing Housemartins songs, including on the 7th floor of the Brynmor Jones Library!