It’s here – the new way to search the Library’s resources!

 

Libraries > Search the Library Collection

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.

For any help using our new platform, please contact the library or ask a member of staff.

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Where To Next?

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 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.

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.

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‘Design a classroom poster’ competition at Trident site Library

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.

Matthew Dille

Well Done Matthew!!

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Journals in the Libraries

      LIBRARY JOURNALS  

     Take a look at the wide range of publications we have for you in the libraries at Warwickshire College.

 At the Trident site, the focus is on engineering and motor vehicle but each site will have something of interest. Back copies are also available and can be borrowed for a week at a time.

                

 Why not call into your library and see what they have.

Would you like to study or get access to resources at other libraries? Join the Inspire scheme!

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).

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Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Libraries

Cakes galore at Trident Library!

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.

Henley-in-Arden
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

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!

See you all again next year!

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HE Fresher’s Fair

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!

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Fresher’s Fair at Leamington

 

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!

posted by Sophie

Saturday opening at the Libraries


Saturday opening at the Rugby, Leamington and Pershore Libraries is being trialed between 7th September (21st September at Pershore) up until 14th December 2013. The following Libraries will be open:

Leamington:  9:30am – 1pm
Pershore: 10am – 1pm
Rugby: 9am – 1pm

Trident and Henley-in Arden Libraries will currently remain closed on Saturdays and Moreton Morrell Library will continue to open 10am – 4pm both Saturday and Sunday.

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New look e-book platform

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 help page.

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New Library Catalogue


For those of you who are returning to College for another year, you may notice that the library catalogue has changed. We are currently working on creating an all new library search engine that, when you enter a search term, not only searches the library stock at all six site libraries but also searches almost all of the libraries online databases and e-journals! This will make doing your research a lot quicker and easier. Hopefully this new search engine will be up and running in the next few months.

In the meantime, we hope you will agree that the current library catalogue is easy to use. Once you have run a search, you can refine your search results by material type (e.g. books, e-books, DVDs, etc) or location (only a particular site library or libraries) using the options on the right of the screen.

When you run a search and have a list of results, click on an item’s title to see the location and availability details. From this screen, you can also reserve the item if it is out on loan or only available at another site (in which case it will sent over to a site of your choice for you to collect). To reserve an item, click on ‘Reserve this item’.

You will then need to enter your ID number and library pin (also necessary when renewing items on your account online), further details can be found on the How to place a reservation page. Once you have set up a login, you can then manage your library account, reserve and renew items online using the My Account page.

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