Friday, April 22, 2016

We all know that the Brynmor Jones is a stunner

We all know that the Brynmor Jones is a stunner and now RIBA have rubber stamped that with three awards; basically that means if Kevin McCloud spent his time making shows about libraries the BJL would be on the title screen. But we don't need television to make that happen, we have it for real! We couldn't agree with RIBA more, and we could go on writing and writing, but just look ...

  For full coverage see RIBA's article on the BJL 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Trial of New Resource at UoY - Tell Us What You Think!

The University of York currently has a trial set up for a new database: Global Health, which covers "all aspects of public health at both international and community level along with related fields in the biomedical and life sciences". The trial is running until Sunday May 15. 

Although Global Health is public health focussed HYMS staff and students may well find it useful. If you do decide to have a play we'd be interested to hear whether this resource is useful and what you think of it's functionality and searchability. You can do this by dropping us an email: 

 Note also that CABI (the publisher) say that will be launching a platform upgrade in the summer which will “bring a whole host of new platform features that include visualization tools, improved search capability and a project workspace to improve systematic and literature review”.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

It's the Summer Term so Shut Up and Write! Workshop for PGs

Summer Term Shut Up and Write! - dates for your diary

Photo Credit Ryan McGuire Gratisography
 Shut Up and Write! for Postgraduate Research Students is a simple concept - it's an opportunity for you to start, continue, or finish written work in a supportive environment with other postgraduates
Summer Term Shut Up and Write! for Postgraduate Research Students will run on:

              Monday 18 April
        Monday 09 May
        Wednesday 25 May

All sessions will take place in room LFA 144 (1st floor), Harry Fairhurst Building, University Library.

Just come along with a piece of work that you want to spend time on, with a laptop or pen and paper, at any time between 9am to 5pm and get writing.

Refreshments will be provided!

For further information on how Shut Up and Write! works see the Library News item Shut Up and Write! for Postgraduate Research Students.

All HYMS students are welcome although these sessions are based at York. If you would prefer similar sessions based at  Hull please check these support pages

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Systematic Reviews on the Move

These days we expect responsive design in all the websites we visit. Most of us use our phone or tablet to access the internet just as much, if not more than, we use a desktop or laptop. So why shouldn't we be able to access information on the devices we are using? Cochrane are the latest good eggs to provide a host of features such as clean and responsive design, social media integration and a whole feast of lovely stuff in the picture to your right. Why not have a play yourself and view the Cochrane Library