New ‘Knowledge Map’ available on CareKnowledge site

CareKnowledge is an e-resource that supports Health & Social Care and Early Years courses – it provides in-depth information on adults’ and childrens’ services and keeps you up to date with all relevant policy, research and practice materials published in the UK.

Care Knowledge’s latest Knowledge Map is on Serious Case Reviews (SCRs). Continuously updated, this single page brings together all CareKnowledge content on this topic, with links to other external resources. You can browse individual SCRs, or look at the findings from previous reports that Ofsted, NSPCC and CareKnowledge have put together. This Knowledge Map sits within the child protection content area of CareKnowledge.

posted by Sophie

New First World War Display at Rugby Site Library

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. A display of local information about Rugby at War has been created at Rugby Site Library to commemorate this. It shows several service men who were born in Rugby and made the ultimate sacrifice for their town and country.
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Along with this display, there is a folder showing copies of postcards sent home to Rugby from France by a soldier named Horace Sanderson, to his beloved wife and children. Horace survived the war. A poem called “The Soldier” also accompanies the display material, written by Rugby poet Rupert Brooke whilst on leave at Christmas 1914.
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posted by Linda & Sophie

Prize winning student at Leamington site Library

Yanfang Li was presented with a pair of Loft theatre tickets by Library staff at Leamington, for being named the student who has borrowed the most academic resources at the Leamington site Library this year. Well done for being so studious Yanfang, here at the Library we are confident that all your hard work will pay off!
posted by Sophie

 

Where To Next?

Career journal blog 5         Career journal blog 3

                                                                                                   Career journal blog 6

 Coming to the end of your course and not sure where to go next?

 Why not take a look at the journals in your library for careers ideas and suggestions.

Or speak to Student Services.

Did you know you can print from mobile and wireless devices?

The College has a comprehensive guide on the different ways staff and students can print from wireless and mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. You can even send documents to print from home, to collect later that day in College!

Of the options outlined, we think that the easiest option to use is the Web print option, which is suitable when using any wireless device. It essentially goes as follows:

  • Go to print.warwickshire.ac.uk
  • select the Web Print tab
  • Click on Choose file to upload a document
  • Click the green Next button
  • Wait…
  • Select a printer, eg, LSPA_BW for black and white printing at Leamington
  • Click green Print button

Once logged in to an MFD (printer) at your chosen site, the uploaded documents can be released by selecting the Print option.

If you ever need any help using the MFDs in the Libraries, please ask a member of staff, we are happy to help.

posted by Sophie

Trial access to Cambridge University Press Journals Collection

The Libraries have trial access to many of the journal articles featured in the Cambridge University Press journals collection, until 31st October 2014. The Press currently publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market, containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas, including:

 

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Plant Science
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Social Studies

You can search for journal articles by entering keyword(s) in the search bar, or search by subject or journal title by using the Browse Journals tab:

To access this resource click HERE, or find Cambridge University Press Journals via the Library Catalogue or E-Library > e-resources.

posted by Sophie

Top Exam Tips Display at Leamington Site Library


Find some top tips for exam success in the new display at Leamington site library. We also have a good selection of books on passing exams (shelfmark 001.5), essay-writing (001.43) and study skills (001.42).

There are also some good websites mentioned in the display. Try the Fourth level/Senior phase page on the Education Scotland Study Skills site for a useful mini course on writing exam essays and more.

posted by Patty & Sophie

Access the latest Health and Social Care information with Care Knowledge

Care knowledge is an e-resource that provides in-depth information on adults’ and childrens’ services and keeps you up to date with social care information that covers all relevant policy, research and practice materials published in the UK. Access Care Knowledge via the library catalogue or the e-resources list on the E-Library page.

Dementia Awareness Week: 18th – 24th May 2014

Dementia has been getting quite a bit of media attention recently in the run-up to Dementia Awareness Week and Care Knowledge’s latest Knowledge Maps on Dementia are now available. The Dementia Knowledge Map for England is a single page which brings together all of the material on Dementia available on Care Knowledge. Continuously updated, the pages for Dementia in England and Dementia in Scotland give you the latest material, important research, guidance, news and directions to other key resources on the topic.

posted by Sophie

Great turnout at the ‘Big Book Giveaway’ event with Leamington Library

 
Students, staff, visitors and even building contractors were all pleased to be recipients of a free book at the ‘Big Book Giveaway’ event run by the Leamington site Library and held in the Refectory at Leamington on Wednesday 30th April.
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Promoting and celebrating literacy and libraries, the event was part of World Book Night, supported by the Reading Agency. We had around 60 fiction books to give away and they were all snapped up in under an hour! Thanks to everyone who came, read and chatted about books, authors and libraries. Happy Reading!
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posted by Tracy & Sophie

Access the latest UK consumer market reports with MINTEL

 

As dissertations are getting underway, the Library would like to remind you all of an excellent business e-resource that should be of great use to many students – Mintel.

Found via the Library Catalogue and E-Library on the Libraries intranet pages, Mintel is a database of consumer market reports on topics such as social networking, leisure pursuits, retail behaviour and much more. The Library subscribes to reports in the following areas:

Beauty and Personal Care         Clothing and Footwear
E-Commerce                              Home Retailing
Leisure                                       Media
Technology                                Travel

Mintel’s market reports date back to 2000, with many new reports being published every month. Click on My Reports to see the full list of reports we subscribe to. Here are just a small selection of the market reports published so far in 2014:

  • Haircare - UK - April 2014
  • Smartphone and Tablet Gaming - UK - April 2014
  • Spectator Sports - UK - April 2014
  • Bicycles – UK – March 2014
  • Coach Holidays – UK – March 2014
  • Digital Trends Spring – UK – March 2014
  • Menswear – UK – March 2014
  • Mobile Network Providers – UK – March 2014
  • Online Grocery Retailing – UK – March 2014
  • Toy Retailing – UK – March 2014
  • Electrical Goods Retailing – UK – February 2014
  • Leisure Venue Catering – UK – February 2014
  • Mobile Phones – UK – February 2014
  • Nursery and Baby Equipment – UK – February 2014
  • Package vs Independent Holidays – UK – February 2014
  • Soap, Bath and Shower Products – UK – February 2014
  • Fashion Accessories – UK – January 2014

Each market report is extremely thorough, yet the findings are set out in a clear and visually interesting way. For example, please see the Infographic Overview and Executive Summery for the quarterly digital trends report, published last month.

The Mintel site also has a useful My News page which covers the latest company news, market updates, advertising news and product innovation.

Please contact the Library for more information and help on using any of our e-resources.

posted by Sophie

See the display on Ecosystem Conservation Resources in the Library at Moreton Morrell

A new display highlighting some of the resources available to help Level3 Diploma in Countryside Management students with an assignment on Ecosystem Conservation has gone up in the Library at Moreton Morrell this week.

The display next to the counter in the Library

The display next to the counter in the Library

The display gives useful suggestions for books, e-books and other online resources covering both general ecosystem topics and the specific species mentioned in the assignment brief.

Posted by Sally Humphrey

Celebrating success with ESOL students!

We have really enjoyed celebrating success at Leaminton Library with ESOL students who have completed their ‘Four Book Reading Journey’! The joint initiative between ESOL tutors and the Leamington Library is very popular with students wanting to improve their English and is ever expanding, with students on other courses also wanting to join in. Well done to all who took part!

posted by Sophie