Noise Alert Service in the McClay Library

A Noise Alert Service will operate in the McClay Library during the weeks of 24 hours opening (23rd April to 7th June). You can report any problems you experience with noise in the Whisper Zones and Silent Study Areas in the Library during staffed hours (i.e. Monday-Thursday 9.00am-9.30pm; Friday 9.00am-8.00pm; Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 12.00-5.00pm) by emailing noise.mcclay@qub.ac.uk. You need to indicate your floor as well as the location on that floor and provide a brief description of the problem. A member of staff will visit the location you are working in as soon as possible.

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McClay Library Easter Opening

The McClay Library opening hours over the Easter vacation are as follows:

  • Monday 14-Thursday 17 April – normal term time opening hours
  • Friday 18 April – open for study 9.00am-9.00pm; no staffed services
  • Saturday 19 April-Monday 21 April inclusive – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 22 April – open for study 9.00am-9.00pm; no staffed services
  • Wednesday 23 April – open at 8.00am and 24-hour opening begins

For more detailed opening hours click here.

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24 Hour Opening – McClay Library

24-hour opening in  the McClay Library

Begins: Wednesday 23 April at 08:00

Ends: Saturday 7 June at 17:30

Open continuously from: 08:00 on Sundays until 02:00 on Friday nights

Saturday opening: 06:00 till 02:00

May Day: 09:00 – 21:00 (no staffed services)

Valid QUB Card required (additional spot checks in place)

McClay Hours – detailed printable guide www.qub.ac.uk/lib/LibraryOpeningHours

 

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Easter Vacation – Medical and Biomedical Libraries

The Medical Library and the Biomedical Library opening hours over the Easter vacation period are as follows:

Monday 14 April – Thursday 17 April – normal term time opening hours
Friday 18 April – Tuesday 22 April inclusive - CLOSED

Normal term time opening hours resume on Wednesday 23 April.

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The McClay Library – now reopened

The McClay Library, the International and Postgraduate Student Centre and the Administration Building have now reopened. The car park adjacent to the McClay Library has also reopened.

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The McClay Library – unexpected closure

Due to a ruptured gas pipe in the car park adjacent to the McClay Library, a number of buildings have been evacuated as a precaution, including the McClay Library, the International and Postgraduate Student Centre, and the Administration Building. This car park is also closed. You are advised to stay away from this area until further notice. The rest of the University on the Main Site remains open, as does the Medical Library (RVH site) and Biomedical Library (MBC).

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McClay Student Round-Up – April 2014

Easter 2014 Opening 

The McClay Library opening hours over the Easter vacation are as follows:

  • Monday 14-Thursday 17 April – normal term time opening hours
  • Friday 18 April – open for study 9.00am-9.00pm; no staffed services
  • Saturday 19 April-Monday 21 April inclusive – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 22 April – open for study 9.00am-9.00pm; no staffed services
  • Wednesday 23 April – open at 8.00am and 24-hour opening begins

24-hour Opening – Semester 2

24 hour opening for the semester 2 examination period begins on Wednesday 23 April and runs until 5.30pm on Saturday 7 June.

During this period:

  • The McClay Library will remain open overnight every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening.
  • On Sundays, the Library will open earlier than in previous years (i.e. 8.00am rather than 12.00noon) and remain open all week until 2.00am on Saturday mornings. It will then re-open at 6.00am on Saturdays and close on Sunday mornings at 2.00am before re-opening at 8.00am.
  • Only Library members with a valid Queen’s card will be admitted.

Staff will carry out additional ID checks to prevent card misuse – please bear in mind that it is a disciplinary offence to let anyone else use your student card or credentials.

May Day 2014

On Monday 5 May, the McClay Library will open from 9.00am-9.00pm for study purposes. There will be no staffed services. Please note that the Library will be closed between 2.00am and 9.00am on Monday 5 May. The Library will also be closed between 9.00pm on Monday 5 May and 8.00am on Tuesday 6 May.

Group Study Rooms

The group study rooms in the McClay library are very heavily used throughout the year but quite often groups change their plans and no longer need the room but forget to cancel their booking. Please show consideration for other students by cancelling your group room booking if you no longer require it – you can do this either via the Group Room Booking System on Queens Online or by selecting this option in the confirmation e-mail you received when you placed the booking. If you are not sure how to cancel your booking, please ask a member of staff at the Borrower Services Desk or phone them on 9097 6135.

Silent Study Areas

As we move into the very busy pre-examination period, it is particularly important that everyone respects the requirement for absolute silence in the silent study areas. This is the environment that students have asked us to provide but we can only do it with your co-operation. Please support Library staff in their efforts to protect the study environment during this period.

Food & Drink

In the interests of maintaining a clean and pleasant study environment for everyone, the consumption of food in the Library is prohibited. To avoid mess, damage to library resources and disturbing other users, please keep all food including snacks such as fruit, sweets and crisps for the student lounge.

Reserving Seats 

To ensure that study and PC spaces are fully utilised at all times, spaces should not be left unoccupied for more than 30 minutes. If a PC is left idle for 30 minutes, it will log out automatically. If you will be away for more than 30 minutes, you must logout completely, save your work and take your belongings with you. When occupying a study seat and you take a break, it is advisable to leave a note indicating the time you left on your desk – if you are away for more than 30 minutes, another student may reasonably move your belongings aside and take the seat.

If you have any comments or queries on the content of this document or wish to comment on library services more generally, please e-mail:  library@qub.ac.uk

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Modern Languages Featured Database April 2014 : FRANTEXT

frantextThe FRANTEXT database consists of over 2900 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, poetry, theatre, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy.

FRANTEXT is produced by ATILF (Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue  Française).

FRANTEXT is a useful tool for analysing literary texts. Queries can be constructed in order to analyse the frequency of key words or phrases and to locate specific categories both within works and across works.

Searching tips:

In order to access all items in FRANTEXT, click on Corpus de travail and then Définir le corpus de travail. Leave the search box blank and click Enregistrer la selection to show the entire list of works.

To select texts to search, click on Corpus de travail and then Définir le corpus de travail.

Enter search terms (name, title or both) into the search box and click the Enregistrer la selection button to see the number of texts. To view details, click on Corpus de travail, then Visualiser le corpus de travail and then Affichage détaillé de la bibliographie.

The Documentation and Ressources didactiques tabs give comprehensive guides on utilising FRANTEXT  to the fullest.

Click here for a full listing of the main Modern Languages resources on LibGuides.

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Trial access to Cite Them Right Online

On campus access
Off campus access

The Library has set up trial access to Cite Them Right Online until the end of April. Cite Them Right Online is an interactive resource designed to help you with citing and referencing.  It covers a wide range of sources such as books, journal articles and websites. It also includes the major referencing styles: APA, Harvard, MLA MHRA, OSCOLA and Vancouver.

Just select a source type, choose a referencing style and Cite Them Right will show you how the citation and reference should be formatted.

Let us know if you think the Library should purchase a subscription to Cite Them Right Online by emailing: ruth.scott@qub.ac.uk.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2010) – Trial Access

Trial access to the New York Times is available until 02/05/2014 (on-campus only) for QUB staff and students.  Please click here to access.

We would appreciate feedback on this resource – please let us know what you think by completing this very short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VMFDMYQ

The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)

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