#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

New Human Resource Management E-Book

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The 13th edition of this classic title provides the complete resource required for HR practices, as well as essential business needs of practitioners.

Access this e-book by searching the library catalogue via the Search the library catalogue link.

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Visual Media

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Need an image, video or flash movie for your assignment or presentation?kritikosJPG

Check out kritikos.liv.ac.uk

 

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            A customised search engine for visual media designed to save you time searching for that essential engineering or motor vehicle video.

                                                Have a look and tell us what you think.

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Living Planet Report 2014

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Animal populations are roughly half the size they were in 40 years ago – a 52% decline between 1970 and 2010. Terrestrial species have declined by 39%, freshwater species by 76%, marine species by 39%. The biggest recorded threat to biodiversity globally comes from the combined impacts of habitat loss and degradation, driven by unsustainable human consumption, plus the impact of climate change.

Elephants

In Ghana, the lion population in one reserve is down 90% in 40 years.

In West Africa, forest felling has restricted forest elephants to 6-7% of their historic range.

Globally, habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

Just published is the 2014 Living Planet Report produced by WWF in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network. The report uses the global Living Planet Index as a measure of the health of over 10,000 populations of more than 3,000 species to track changes in wildlife populations.

Download the full report HERE

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Trial access to Cambridge University Press Journals Collection

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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 search ‘Cambridge University Press Journals’ on the Library Catalogue.

posted by Sophie

Free Enterprise Event on Monday 29th September at Birmingham Library

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eFest 2014 is a free one day event that has been set up to provide an opportunity for young people to meet entrepreneurs, funders, coders, mentors and more to help them along the way to becoming their own boss.

  • Hear from the UK’s top young entrepreneurs
  • Consider a coding career with all-day activity from Coding Cupboard and SEO agency, Croud
  • Do the ‘Escalator Pitch’ to showcase products and services to buyers and investors in the time it takes to ride the escalator from ground to first floor!
  • Meet a mentor as leading entrepreneurs from the Midlands and beyond arrive to give you one to one advice
  • Plotr your future with help from digital careers platform, Plotr
  • Apply for funding – Santander will be on hand throughout the day to review your business plan and outline the benefits of applying for funds
  • Receive a free StartUp Kit offering all you need to know to start a business

For more information and to register, visit the website.

posted by Sophie