University display at Leamington

Thinking of heading off to University? Have a look at our display in Leamington library. There’s lots of useful advice about choosing what and where to study, how to survive your 1st term away from home, budgeting and meal ideas, or maybe a Gap year first? And if you are that little bit older, read some inspirational stories showing why it’s never too late!Univ pic april 15

Election 2015

With the general election just around the corner, Moreton Library has some useful information for students on the election process. We are asking students to complete the sentence “I’d vote for a party that promised to…”. Cast your “vote” in our ballot box now!

election display for fb

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#getset at Moreton Morrell Library

Come and take a look at the Get Set Week display at Moreton Morrell Library. There are lots of resources available on taking the next step in your academic career and entering the world of work, and also a competition to enter to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher. To enter, simply tell us who these famous people are and group them according to a common factor! Entry forms available from the Library Help Desk.get set

#getset in Leamington library

Looking for help with career advice?
Come to see our display in Leamington site library. As well as a wide range of careers in different fields, the display recommends some excellent websites.
Try www.icould.com   – a website geared towards inspiration, encouragement and discovery, career videos,  as well as hundreds of useful articles. The libraries have lots of resources on careers (books, e-books and more), covering everything from writing a CV to how to answer interview questions. So why not pop in to your nearest site library and take a look.
Also check out our Inspiration competition on Thursday in the atrium, with a chance to win a £15 Amazon voucher! finalpicGSW

Words of the week!

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You may have noticed that the Libraries have a different ‘Word of the Day’ on display each day. Here are this week’s words – did you know these?:

Picture1Opsimath – a person who begins to learn or study late in life

Degust – to taste food or drink carefully, so as to fully appreciate it

Netizen – a habitual or keen user of the Internet

Borborygmus – a rumbling or gurgling noise in the intestines

Omphalos – the centre or hub of something
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Need a break from studying…

…but don’t have time to browse the library shelves?

Moreton Morrell College Library have gathered some suggestions together in one place so you can choose something to borrow without spending ages looking for the one you will really enjoy reading.

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We have books on a wide range of interests, hobbies and sports. Maybe you prefer a good novel or perhaps a graphic novel or audiobook is more your style?

Check out the display in the Library near the counter and borrow something today.

Posted by Sally Humphrey

Free historical images on Flickr

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Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, an American academic, millions of searchable historical images are now available to download on Flickr.

He plans to create a database of 12 million historical copyright-free images; so far he has uploaded 2.6 million, sourced from more than 600 million library book pages.

Most of the images that are in the books are not in any of the art galleries of the world – the original copies have long ago been lost. The pictures range from 1500 to 1922, when copyright restrictions kicked in.

See a selection of the images available in a great display promoting the collection in the RLS College Library.

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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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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.

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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