Human/Computer Interaction display at Leamington site Library

Come and see our new display at Leamington Library to support project work for Computing students who are working on a Human/Computer Interaction (HCI) assignment. The display includes lots of useful information, examples of HCI and where to find relevant books and e-resources for your research.

posted by Sophie, Liliane & Patty

Celebrating success with ESOL students

We were celebrating success during the last week of last lerm at the Leamington site Library as ESOL students who completed the ‘Four Book Reading Journey’ were presented with certificates and chocolates. The joint initiative between ESOL tutors and the Library has been very popular with students wanting to improve their English and is running again this term. Well done to all who took part!

posted by Sophie & Tracy

Access Health and Social Care journals through Emerald

Emerald (access via E-Library > E-resources > Emerald) is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary journal database, featuring the latest peer-reviewed, international research. Up until now, the Library’s subscription to Emerald gave access to predominantly Business Management journals, however, the Library now has full text access to Health and Social Care journals, covering research, management and practice in Health and Social Care and allied areas.

Key titles include:

  • Drugs and Alcohol Today
  • Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care
  • Housing, Care and Support
  • International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
  • Journal of Adult Protection
  • Journal of Children’s Services
  • Journal of Criminal Psychology
  • Journal of Health Organization and Management
  • Leadership in Health Services
  • Mental Health and Social Inclusion
  • Nutrition & Food Science
  • Quality in Ageing and Older Adults
  • Tizard Learning Disability Review.
  • Working with Older People… and more.

For more information or if you would like some training on how to use the Library’s journal databases for your research, please ask Library staff.

posted by Sophie

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).

posted by Sophie

Resources for The Old Wives’ Tale project at Leamington site Library

The Library at the Leamington site is currently providing a resource base for year one students on the ED Fashion and Clothing course who are working on a project to design a screen print inspired by The Old Wives’ Tale. The project is split into themes and the current theme is based around bones, skulls, antlers, horns, fur, feathers and creatures such as spiders, bats, crows and foxes. The Library’s project base presents ideas for books, films, magazines and major online sources, all of which are a great source of images for inspiration for this stage of the project.

posted by Patty & Sophie

New Interview Q & A book at Trident library

Trident Library now has a copy of ‘The Interview Question & Answer Book’ by James Innes.

Why don’t polar bears eat penguins?

How much water would it take to fill St Paul’s Cathedral?

If there was a monkey hanging from a chandelier, how would you get it down?

Do you know how you would answer these questions in an interview?

If not, then perhaps you should check out this book. It not only covers unusual questions like these, but the top 10 interview questions, 50 classic questions and how to avoid the 15 most common interview mistakes. It helps you plan and prepare for each question so you can deliver fresh and interesting answers to make the most impact in your interview.

The author also gives examples of  past bloopers made by interviewees which make an entertaining read and light relief for those pre – interview nerves!

So if you’re preparing for an interview or just want an interesting read, both Trident and Moreton Morrell Libraries have copies of this book. As with all books, it can be reserved online via the library catalogue. Just ask library staff if you would like any help.

posted by Jill

Apprentice Vehicle Technician magazine @ Trident Library


The summer edition of ‘Apprentice Vehicle Technician’ has just arrived at Trident library and we have copies to give away. This is a useful magazine for all students on automotive courses and is full of technical information and careers advice.

It has a ‘workshop section’ which offers best practice technical advice to help prepare for life in the workshop. Wheel alignment, brake pads and lighting are just some of the topics covered in this issue.

You can also access the workshop section online via the magazines website for troubleshooting common workshop problems to help you with assignments.

Not only is this magazine useful for technical advice, it also covers the latest apprentice news, tips on applying for jobs as well as lots of competitions and free gifts.

So hurry along to Trident library today and pick up your free copy now whilst stocks last!

posted by Jill

New Learning Pod at Leamington Site Library!

Come into the Leamington site library to check out our new Learning Pod! There is no need to book ahead of time, just drop in to take advantage of this great space, complete with a large plasma screen – perfect for practising presentations and group work. The Learning Pod is situated next to the fiction section and users can just login to the PC as they would normally or plug a personal laptop into the monitor.

posted by Sophie

Exam nerves? See the display at Trident Library

Exams are coming up! Need some help?

Visit our new tabletop display in Trident Library for lots of revision tips and exam techniques. We have books, e-books and leaflets that that have lots of practical tips on how to revise and survive exams as well as on general study skills.

So why not be a SMARTer student and come and have a browse today.

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Fancy a browse through the horticultural journals at Moreton Morrell Library?

Did you know that we subscribe to a number of horticultural, arboricultural, general gardening, floristry and landscape journals which are freely available to peruse at the Moreton Morrell site?

They are situated within our extensive journals section on the mezzanine floor within the Library here at Moreton Morrell.

Whether your interests are academic or vocational, there are many journals to suit your needs. Come along and have a browse at your leisure.

Alternatively, you may wish to access a number of our journals via our e-library available on the Warwickshire College intranet. Either way, please make the most of our facilities.

Our staff are on hand to give you any advice you may need.

Posted by Claire

Calling all gardeners – are you interested in wildlife gardening?

The Library at Moreton Morrell has recently acquired a copy of “The Illustrated Practical Guide to Wildlife Gardening”.  The book shows how you can make wildflower meadows, ponds, hedges, flower borders, bird feeders, wildlife shelters, nesting boxes and hibernation sites. It features over 40 step-by-step projects, a directory of more than 70 common species of wildlife and 960 specially commissioned photographs.

Award-winning writers Christine and Michael Lavelle give clear advice on how to create a range of wildlife gardens, showing how adopting simple methods will produce a dazzling display of colour while helping native animal species. Expert advice on planning and designing outdoor spaces that can successfully be shared with wildlife is featured in this publication. Over 200 beautiful garden plants are featured that attract a range of species.  Information on how to deal with the more problematic animals that occasionally enter our gardens is also available. 960 inspirational colour photographs make this an ideal book for gardeners who want to encourage wildlife into an existing or new garden.

The book is currently on our “New Books” shelf on the mezzanine floor at the Moreton Morrell site – shelfmark 635.9676 LAV. Come and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!

Posted by Claire