Desks in high demand

Desks cannot be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. RESPECT others need for a study space

Respect blog

Reserving seats:

You can leave your desk for up to 30 minutes.

Use slips available at the enquiry desk so other users and staff know when you left.

If you have not returned after 30 minutes your belongings can be moved to one side so another person can use the desk.

Looking for a seat:

If you can’t find an unoccupied seat Library staff will be able to tell you if any are available and where they might be.

If an owner does not return to a seat after 30 minutes you can occupy the study space by carefully putting items to one side for the owner to collect later.

Library staff support your need for a space so just tell us if the returning student complains. 

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Trial of BBC Monitoring Service extended until end May

A trial of BBC Monitoring Service will be available until May 31 2017.

Key features of BBC Monitoring Service are:

-          Translations of news reports from freely available media sources around the world

-          Over 100 languages in 150 countries

-          Reliable, immediate information and insight from multiple media sources

-          An average of 500 items added daily. A deeper archive with 4 million items and articles dating back to 1996

-          Analysis and research on geopolitics, terrorism and global media

-          advanced search by country, date and topic

To access the trial please go to https://monitoring.bbc.co.uk/#/login

Click on log in and then click on “log in via academic institution” you should see the Queen’s log in.

Please take a couple of minutes to let us know what you think. A survey has been set up on Survey Monkey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZCCL6CV

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Queen’s Wi-Fi not available Thursday 20th April

Maintenance work on the Queen’s Wi-Fi network on Thursday 20th of April means that the service is likely to be unavailable between 8.00 am and 11.00 am.

There is also low risk of interruption on Wednesday 19th April and later during on the day on Thursday 20th.

Apologies for an inconvenience this might cause.

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MEDLINE video tutorials

Muddled by MEDLINE?

‘How to search MEDLINE (in 10 minutes or less)’ is a new video series that covers all the basics of searching this key medicine and life science database, including:

  • Planning a search
  • Entering search terms
  • Applying limits
  • Viewing results
  • Saving searches

You can view the videos on YouTube by clicking the image below, or by going to https://goo.gl/rqpHqe

If you have any questions about MEDLINE, please contact your Subject Librarian.

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Trial of BBC Monitoring Service

A trial of BBC Monitoring Service will be available until May 05 2017.

Key features of BBC Monitoring Service are:

-          Translations of news reports from freely available media sources around the world

-          Over 100 languages in 150 countries

-          Reliable, immediate information and insight from multiple media sources

-          An average of 500 items added daily. A deeper archive with 4 million items and articles dating back to 1996

-          Analysis and research on geopolitics, terrorism and global media

-          advanced search by country, date and topic

To access the trial please go to https://monitoring.bbc.co.uk/#/login

Click on log in and then click on “log in via academic institution” you should see the Queen’s log in.

Please take a couple of minutes to let us know what you think. A survey has been set up on Survey Monkey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZCCL6CV

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McClay Library: Easter Hours, May Day and, 24-Hour Opening

Easter

During Easter the McClay Library will offer exceptional opening on a couple of dates. On Good Friday (14 April) and, on Easter Tuesday (18 April), all four floors of the Library will be open for study access from 9 o’clock in the morning until 9 o’clock in the evening. Although there will be no staffed services on those two days, it will be possible to borrow and return material using the self-service facilities.

Please note that the University Library will be closed from Easter Saturday until Easter Monday inclusive.

Overnight opening

Twenty-Four Hour Opening commences immediately after Easter on Wednesday 19 April.  This means that the McClay Library will remain open overnight for five nights every week until the end of the exams, from Sunday through to Friday. It also means that the building will open earlier than normal, at 6 o’clock on Saturday mornings and, at 8 o’clock on Sunday mornings.

May Day

The McClay Library will again offer exceptional opening on the May Day public holiday to provide students with study facilities.  It will be open from 9 o’clock in the morning until 9 o’clock in the evening on Monday 1 May. Staffed services will not be available on that date. Please note that the Library will close as 2am on the night before May Day and open at 8am on the morning after May Day.

Summer Vacation

Earlier closing during the summer months begins on Saturday 3 June. The Library will close at 20:30 from Monday to Thursday and, at 17:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. The Library will be closed on Sundays.

Further information

For full details of the University Library’s opening hours please see: www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/LibraryOpeningHours/

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Calling all final year medical students

Final year medical students: did you know that, even if you leave Queen’s, you don’t need to leave the Library behind?

If you start working for a Health and Social Care Trust within Northern Ireland, you will be entitled to join the HSC Library, a special service providing library and information resources to healthcare staff.

For more information about joining the HSC Library after Queen’s, click the image below to view a short video, or go directly to https://youtu.be/m6kpUymvx54.

 

Further details about the HSC Library can be found in our special introductory LibGuide.

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Wellcome Trust – New Publisher Requirements for Open Access publications

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The Wellcome Trust has introduced new publisher requirements in response to the number of articles that are non-compliant with its open access policy.

From the 1st April 2017, the Wellcome Trust/Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) that Queen’s receives to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) can only be used where the publisher has agreed to the meet the requirements.

Wellcome have published the full list of publishers who currently comply with their requirements, including Wiley, Elsevier and Springer Nature.

Authors should use SHERPA/FACT or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk before article submission to ensure that their journal of choice meets the Wellcome Trust’s requirements and are therefore eligible to have their APC covered.

For further information on the Wellcome Trust/COAF fund please visit our LibGuide or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk

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RILM Music Encyclopedias

rilmmusicThe library has been given free unlimited access to RILM Music Encyclopedias for the period 1/3/17 until 31/12/17.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is a unique collection of 45 seminal encyclopedias in full text, comprising 95,000 pages and including historical and current encyclopedias published between 1775 and 2017. It is international in scope, providing access to content written in the key languages of musicological research, among them English, German, French, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, and Slovak. It is the first comprehensive collection of encyclopedia content spanning the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology, with subject-specific focus on topics ranging from popular music, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers.

Please see here:  https://encore.qub.ac.uk/iii/encore_qub/record/C__Re1000834

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2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who responded to our Customer Satisfaction Survey in November/December last year.  The survey forms part of the Library’s Customer Service Excellence Accreditation and we are very please with the positive response.

Over 94% of respondents indicated they were satisfied or very satisfied with the Library service overall.  You can see the full results here Customer-Satisfaction-Survey-2016.

The word cloud below is created from the positive comments respondents submitted to the survey.positivewordcloud

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