Friday, August 24, 2007

New Library Website

The GSA Library website has had a makeover this summer, and has just revealed her amazing new look.
As well as being more pleasing on the eye, our website is now much much easier to use, and contains a whole lot of extra content and information that we hope will answer many of your questions more effectively. We've also created several new sections to direct you straight to relevant information in your subject area.
Check out the new Library website to access:

  • Subject guides with books and shelfmarks, journals, online resources, blogs and newsfeeds.

  • Online resources by name, subject or type of resource.

  • Comprehensive information on other libraries you can access.

  • Information and research skills guides.

  • Support guides for distance learners, academic staff, school leavers, research students, international students, and disabled students.

  • Demo movies showing you how to search the Library Catalogue.

  • Electronic reference shelf.

  • Quick links to all the resources you need on a daily basis.

  • And much, much more!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Accessing Other Libraries

The 2 previous schemes for gaining borrowing rights or reference access to other UK HE libraries have combined. SCONUL Research Extra and UK Libraries Plus are now SCONUL Access.
Borrowing rights to over 170 UK HE libraries are available to academic staff, postgraduate research students, part-time undergraduates, distance learners, and full-time postgraduates. Full-time undergraduates can get reference access via the scheme.
To become a member of SCONUL Access, please enquire at the Library Service Desk.

Intute Virtual Training Suite

The Intute subject gateway has just released new tutorials for Art and Design and Fashion and Beauty. These tutorials show you how to search and evaluate websites in these subject areas, as well as introducing you to some of the best websites for your discipline.
Access: Free

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials

Artists, craftspeople, and hobbyists use potentially hazardous substances. Learn more about the hazards and how to protect yourself from unnecessary exposures with this resource from the US National Library of Medicine.
Access: Free