Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Hours

Library opening hours over the Easter vacation are as follows:

Mon, March 25 : 9am-5pm
Tue, March 26 : 9am-5pm
Wed, March 28 : 9am-1pm
Thu-Tue, Mar 29-Apr 2 : Closed
Wed, April 3 : 9am-5pm
Thu, April 4 : 9am-5pm
Fri, April 5 : 9am-5pm

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Weekend

The Library is closed on Monday, March 18 for the Saint Patrick's Day bank holiday.

Our opening hours over the weekend are:

Friday - 9am-5pm
Saturday - 10am-1pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 9am-10pm

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cambridge E-books Trial

We have obtained trial access for one month to Cambridge's complete online collection of e-books.

Cambridge Books Online contains thousands of e-books titles in the humanities, social sciences and education.

Chapters can be downloaded in pdf format and titles are indexed in such a way that they are easily discovered through commonly used search tools such as Google Scholar.

While the trial is live, why not dive straight in to and browse or search your own areas of interest.

If you want to check a particular title or search for a term you can start right away by typing your terms in below:

  • Cambridge Books Online - Cambridge University Press
  • Click to Search

This trial is obtained for the purpose of assessment for any future purchase.  We'd be glad to hear from staff or students about how relevant these collections are to you or your department.

Remember to check our Trial Databases page on our website to see what is currently available in addition to our existing resources.

School Placement Resource

World Book Online is an excellent online resource primarily aimed at children and those working with or teaching children.  It is currently available on trial access to all SPD staff and students.

Click here to access the collection - it's also available via our website.

To access this resource you'll need our trial login which will be emailed to your College account.  If you haven't received this, please just ask in the Library or Resource Centre and a member of staff will help you.

This site is presented in four sections - World Book Web, Speciality Sites, World Book Digital Libraries and World Book Classroom.

Together these contain children's literature, encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

As with all of our trial subscriptions we invite feedback from staff or students, so please let us know if you like it!