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December 08, 2009

Library Vacation Access

The Library will close at midnight on Wednesday 23 December.

It will re-open on Tuesday 29 December 2009 until Thursday 31st December 2009 (inclusive) from 11.00 until 17:30 on a self service basis only.

Normal opening hours (08:30-00:00) will resume on Saturday January 2nd 2010. 


For details of Vacation Loans. please click here

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November 16, 2009

Postgraduate Open Day 18th November

This Wednesday 18th November sees the University’s Post Graduate open day from 11am until 4pm.  Events will  include research departments and support services running stalls in the Wolfson Research Exchange in the Library.  So come to the Library to see what we have on offer.

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November 12, 2009

Modern Record Centre online Cold War exhibition

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/images/coldwar/

There is a new exhibition on the MRC featuring archives about the division of Germany and the progress of the Cold War.  There is also an online version of the exhibition available here

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November 10, 2009

Where are the available PCs?

Writing about web page http://seats.warwick.ac.uk/

Library users can now text IT Services to find out if there are pcs available in the Library.  Simply text "seats" to 07786204034. There will be a charge for this service.

Alternatively, full details can be found  here

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November 03, 2009

Short Loan Collection Survey

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/main/basics/shortloan/survey

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains core books which are in high demand, together with the DVDs held by the Library. It is located on Floor 1. Items can be borrowed by using the Self Issue Machine in Short Loan

To help us consider future developments of the Short Loan Collection we are interested in how you use items from the Collection and it would be helpful to get your feedback.

If you have recently returned short loan items, please help by filling in a short questionnaire

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Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme(URSS)

Writing about web page http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/urss

From November 5 until November 13 the first floor area of the Library will be taken up with display stands and posters from students who took part in the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme 2008/9.  One hundred and fourteen  students received bursaries.  The exhibition helps to promote the scheme and is growing in success from its first exhibition in the Library last year.

For more information please click here.


October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat stand – Library 1st Floor – TODAY !

Today, the Library is arranging  a stand on Floor 1 of the Library, providing students with key, basic  Library information.  There will be treats available for correct answers 

We hope that it will be a fun way of getting information to Library users. Enjoy ! 

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October 26, 2009

ISI Web of Knowledge – New Search Tools

Writing about web page http://apps.isiknowledge.com/UA_GeneralSearch_input.do?product=UA&search_mode=GeneralSearch&SID=P2jjBD4a9Gd@GDFljnJ&preferencesSaved=

New search tools have been added to ISI Web of Knowledge. These allow a user to conduct a Topic search across the ISI Web of Knowledge and easily perform an 'All Databases search'.

Web Browser search extension

The search extension allows a user to easily perform an 'All Databases search' directly from their browser's search bar (only FireFox 2 and IE 7 are supported.)

ISI Web of Knowledge Widget - Desktop

The widget is an icon that users can download directly to their desktop to perform a search of ISI Web of Knowledge. Search terms can be entered directly into the box.

Click here for Widget

Web Page insert - search box

Librarians and administrators can download this search box directly to their libraries’ web pages, so that users can take advantage of a more direct search of the resource. Please note there will be a check for authentication to access the resource when using these tools.

Click here for search box


October 20, 2009

Off–campus Access to E–Resources

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/main/electronicresources/passwords/

To access the Library's e-resources when you are off campus you will only need your Warwick login which will be automatically authenticated.

Some Athens based services will ask you to set up your Warwick login as an Athens login. You will only need to do this once to gain access to all databases the Library subscribes to.

This can be done by following the link, here


October 15, 2009

Useful Words Glossary

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/main/basics/international/glossary/

On our Main Library webpages, you will find a Glossary of useful words and phrases that are commonly used in the Library. These deal with circulation, locations in the Library and services available

Please feel free to browse the list for any terms that may not be familar to you 

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October 09, 2009

Check it Out

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/main/news/?newsItem=094d43f62422c13f01242e93cda60cec

The Check It Out sessions will take about half an hour and will include a tour of Floor 1, demonstrations of how to use the self-issue and return machines, an overview of short loan, photocopying and printing, a demonstration of how to use the library catalogue and the opportunity to ask questions.

Everyone who comes along will receive free library rock and pens along with some helpful hand outs. There will even be the chance to win one of 15 USB sticks if you give us your feedback on the session!

You can sign up during office hours from Thursday 7th October on Floor 1 of the Main Library at the “Check It Out” desk.

Places are limited so please do sign up in advance.

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October 06, 2009

Warwick Launches on Youtube EDU

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/newsandevents/intnews2/youtubeedulaunch

The University is building on its success with Warwick on iTunesU by launching a new YouTube presence as part of YouTube's higher education initiative, Youtube EDU. This new service brings together video content from universities around the world.

Click here for details

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A Duck, For Mr Darwin

Writing about web page http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/visual-arts/a-duck-for-mr-darwin

A Duck for Mr. Darwin is a group exhibition of nine contemporary artists exploring evolutionary thinking and the theory of natural selection.

Transforming the Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre from 8 Oct – 9 Dec the exhibition will feature sculpture, drawing, painting, film and installation. Focusing on the legacy of Charles Darwin’s ideas, A Duck for Mr Darwin is informed by the spirit of experimentation which was so distinctive to the time in which he lived.

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For more information, click here


October 05, 2009

Welcome to the Library

It's the start of a new academic year, so welcome to the Library !

There will be a series of induction talks and tours throughout the coming weeks and all the information should be available in your academic department and on Floor 1 of the Library.

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For more information about our services and resources, please click here


September 28, 2009

Resources for Warwick Modules: Documents Online

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/modules/docs/

To coincide with the start of the 2009/10 academic year, the Modern Records Centre has considerably expanded the 'Resources for Warwick Modules: Documents Online' section of its website

It now provides online resources for a total of 12 undergraduate modules in 3 university departments (History, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology).

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For more information, click here


September 16, 2009

Project Muse – New Title

Writing about web page http://muse.jhu.edu/content/nja/journals/tocqueville_reviewla_revue_tocqueville

The Tocqueville Review/La revue Tocqueville has been added to Project Muse

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The Tocqueville Review is a French-American bilingual journal devoted to the comparative study of social change, primarily in Europe and the United States, but also covering major developments in other parts of the world, in the spirit of Alexis de Tocqueville's pioneer investigations. A journal of social science, the Review publishes essays on current affairs, history, and political philosophy; it also features a regular section on Tocquevillean studies.

For more information on the journal, click here


September 14, 2009

New Books in the Library

Writing about web page http://webcat.warwick.ac.uk/ftlist

Please follow the links below to view new Arts titles added to the Library catalogue


Philosophy (B)

History (C-F)

Music and Fine Arts (M-N)

Language and Literature (P-PR)

Language and Literature (PS-PZ)

DVDs and Videos


New Season at Warwick Arts Centre

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/newsandevents/intnews2/newartscentreseason

Tickets for the full line up of live events for the Autumn/Winter season at the Arts Centre are now on sale.

Highlights include live music from Newton Faulkner, Alison Moyet, The Proclaimers, Soweto Gospel Choir, Gypsy Kings & Queens, Carousel and Tinariwen; comedy from Jimmy Carr, Julian Clary, Al Murray; and drama from Deepcut and The Black Album.

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Click here for details



August 29, 2009

Library closure Monday 31 August

The Library will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009, reopening on Tuesday 1 September at 8:30am. The Learning Grid will be open as normal.


August 25, 2009

Research Pro

Ever been confused about which database to start with?  Research Pro is a tool for researching topics by cross-searching multiple databases -- including resources selected from the library’s general and subject-specific subscription databases.  Typically you type in keywords and you get out a list of links to journal articles. 

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Connect to Research Pro by any of these methods:

A federated search engine such as Research Pro can be a useful starting point for research. We are interested in how useful it is to you!   Send Feedback