The Library’s new one-stop search tool allows users search the Library’s entire collection of resources in one place, including the library catalogue, e-books and journals, as well as e-journal articles available through academic research databases. Our customised tabbed search box gives you the option to search across all of the online resources that we subscribe to using the Discovery tab. Should you want to just search for resources within the Libraries, such as books, or want to look up a specific online resource to search exclusively, you have the option to use the Library Catalogue tab.
From the results list, you can refine your search using the menus on the left of the screen, for example, to limit to a particular library site/location or material/source type. At the top of results lists, you are often given a Research Starter for your search term, consisting of an encyclopedic extract for those who might just want an overview of a topic – a much better option than Wikipedia!
Renewing and reserving can still be done through the My Account link on Libraries homepage, or you can reserve items by clicking on the Check Availability link for items on results lists.
Check out our Opening Hourspage (find it using the tabs along the top of this page) to see when the College Libraries are open during the Summer holidays. Term time opening hours resume on Monday 1st September.
The Libraries have trial access to many of the journal articles featured in theCambridge 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:
Business and Management
Ecology and Conservation
Politics and International Relations
Psychotherapy and Counselling
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.
Congratulations to Matthew Dille, a JLR Higher Apprentice at Trident, who won 1st prize in Trident Libray’s ‘Design a poster’ competition. Here is Matthew receiving his prize from Lloyd Neal who is Apprentice Supervisor at Jaguar Land Rover, accompanied by L’Anne Barling from Trident Library.
Did you know that, as a student at Warwickshire College, you can study and access books and other resources at other libraries too? Well, you can through the Inspire scheme! Whether you are looking for books on a specific subject or just live nearer to another library and would find it easier to work there in your free time, the Inspire scheme gives students access and browsing rights to other libraries. See below for just a selection of the participating libraries in the surrounding area:
City College Library, Coventry
Coventry City Council Libraries
Coventry University Library
Henley College Library, Coventry
King Edward VI College Library, Nuneaton
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College Library
Stratford-upon-Avon College Library
University of Warwick Library
University of Worcester Library
Warwickshire County Council Libraries
Worcestershire County Council Libraries… and many more!
Joining the Inspire scheme is quick and easy, you just need to come to your site Library and give us your details. We will then give you a Library Pass that you will need to present to access your chosen Library. For more information, please ask Library staff or leave a comment on this post (click the speech bubble).
Trident An excellent £94.50 was raised for the Macmillan Charity from a Cake Sale at Trident Library on Friday 27th September. Many thanks to the SU and Trident staff (and their families) for the donations of delicious cakes and to the refectory for the tea and coffee. Congratulations to all who participated.
The coffee morning held at the Henley-in-Arden site library was a great success, with more than 300 visitors to the library that day! Over £200 was raised for the well deserving cause. Students and staff had a leisurely morning and enjoyed participating for the charity – the raffle prize of a giant cupcake was won by Tom Allum.
Leamington A great time was had at the Macmillan Coffee Morning held at the Leamington site Library. Thanks to the SU who helped put the event together, we managed to raise just under£100.
Rugby Over £400 was raised at Rugby Centre’s Macmillan Coffee Morning! The Peter Jones students hosted the event in the library at Rugby. There were lots of delicious cakes for sale as well as a raffle and book sale. Well done and many thanks to all who helped organise and support the event.
Raffle prizes generously donated by staff at Pershore
We had a fab morning at Pershore Library and were still selling cakes the next day due to the amount we were donated. Special thanks to catering for supplying the tea and coffee, and to the FLAIR students who raised £18.60 running a guess the number competition. A big thank you also to the SU who managed to help out whilst busy getting ready for their own Fresher’s Ball. The end result of everyone’s
efforts was that we raised a total of £347.56!
Plenty of cakes and raffle tickets were sold
Moreton Morrell Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Macmillan coffee morning at Moreton Morrell Library last Friday. We had a fantastic day with many students and staff joining us for a coffee and a cake or two! We even managed to share our goodies at the horse trials. We sold lots of cakes and raffle tickets, and managed to raise an amazing £313.76! A special thank you to all of those who donated prizes and got their aprons out to bake for us!
The HE Fresher’s Fair was held on the 18th September at the Leamington centre. It was a great success and much enjoyed by the staff and students who attended. The Library team were on hand to welcome new students, offering information about Library services and giving away some fun freebies too! Congratulations to our winners Holly Spinks who chose the DAB radio and Seanaigh McGovern who chose the Mp3 player. We welcome all our new students and are looking forward to seeing more of them in the Library over the coming year!
The Library is at the heart of your learning – your journey starts here!
A great afternoon was had by all at the FE Fresher’s Fair at Leamington on Thursday 5th Sept. The theme of the Library stand was ‘The Student Journey’, as illustrated by our eye-catching poster (above), which received several compliments, thanks everyone!
The Library Stand was busy throughout as students competed to win delicious, homemade cupcakes on the Spin-a-Wheel game and dived deep into the Lucky Dip!
The journey theme continued with our Highway Grid game, with lucky winners Jake, Shannon and Charlie each receiving a pair of Angry Bird earphones – congratulations to them!
Charlie receives her prize
The Library Treasure Hunt competition is still open, come in to the Leamington site Library and have a go to be in with the chance of winning a USB wristband! The winner will be drawn on 20th September.
Welcome to all our new students, we look forward to seeing you in the Library!
When accessing e-books through the library webpages, you may notice some changes to our supplier’s website (Dawsonera). The new Dawsonera platform is much more user friendly and allows you to save an e-book to your own personal bookshelf by clicking on the small grey star opposite the e-book’s title. E-books placed on your bookshelf can be accessed quickly and easily without having to go back into the library webpages – your bookshelf is displayed in the right-hand margin, along with e-books you have recently viewed. The Read Online and Download options are now presented as icons underneath the description of the e-book.
The new platform also allows you to turn the pages of an e-book without having to scroll up and down, and enlarge the e-book by hiding the contents in the left-hand margin – just click on the small grey arrow tab at the top of the margin. Furthermore, e-books can now be downloaded onto Apple and Android mobile and tablet devices.
Please contact your site library for more information or training, or take a look at the E-book helppage.