All entries for May 2009

May 28, 2009

Flayed Stone III donation

Flayed Stone III, by Peter Randall,  has today been loaned to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The art work is usually located in the park near the Modern Records Centre but from the 27th June will be part of an exhibition of the artist's work.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit this website

flayed stone                         flayed move

For information on all of the University of Warwick art works, please visit this link

May 26, 2009

Google Book previews now available via the Library catalogue

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The Library Catalogue now provides a preview button for those titles that can be previewed in Google Books. Depending on copyright restrictions, you may only be able to see a few pages, but for older books no longer subject to copyright, you may be able to view the entire book online.

google button

Only some books have the Google Preview button (see left). There is also a search option inside Google Books to search inside the book for specific words, so you can find an exact quote, a chpater on a certain topic, or the sp[ecific pages which mention your area of interest. Again, this is subject to whatever copyright restrictions are in place for that title. 

An example of a book with the Google Preview button is  Cultural encounters between East and West, 1453-1699by Matthew Birchwood and Matthew Dimmock.

May 21, 2009

Warwick Shootout 2009

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Warwick Shootout returns to campus in June for its fifth year. This unique short film making event, taking place on the weekend of 19 - 21 June, is set to pit another set teams of students, staff and alumni against each other. Register to take part before Monday 25 May.

Shoot out

See the website here

May 20, 2009

Information Skills Tutorial

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Why not try the information skills tutorial ?  

The aim of this online resource is to provide you with tips and information on how to find information within the physical and online Library environments.

JD Tutorial 1         JD Tutorial 2

A variety of media are used to illustrate how you can access these resources, and at the end of several sections there will be a brief online quiz. In addition throughout the tutorial you can also contact your Subject Librarian for further information. This tutorial is designed to complement the training sessions that students receive in week 1 and week 3 of courses.

Click the link to view the tutorial

May 19, 2009

Database Trial….Documents on British Policy Overseas

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We now have a trial to Documents on British Policy overseas until the 30th June.

This database offers researchers the opportunity to see beneath the surface of the major events of the twentieth century. Users can access contemporary accounts and follow the detailed exchanges that shaped British foreign policy from the origins of the First World War and beyond.


For this and other trials, please visit our trails page here

May 12, 2009

New books in the Library

Please follow the links below to view new 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

May 11, 2009

Beyond Google…Effective Academic Research

  • Want to get better results from your online searching?
  • Want to find the most reliable and relevant information online?
  • Want to learn how to more easily manage and organise your references?
  • Want to gain credits for the Warwick Skills Certificate?
  • Or maybe you’d like some relief from exam stresses, while getting a head start for next year?

You can achieve all of these by participating in the Beyond Google… Effective Academic Research module later this term, 1-5 pm on Monday 1st and 8th June 2009.

Aimed at meeting the research needs of undergraduates, previous attendees have said:

“The course was very helpful and useful for my academic success. It was useful to learn how to refine my Library searches, and get more familiar with the Library's website.” - undergraduate student (Sociology)

“The module was really useful and enjoyable; very enlightening. It helped me to discover millions of databases and how to use them effectively.” - undergraduate student (History)

For further information about how this module can help you and to book your place to go beyond Google, please visit the Undergraduate Skills Programme website. Module places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

May 06, 2009

The Challenges of Social and Historical Research

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An interdisciplinary workshop entitled The Challenges of Social and Historical Research will be held at the Wolfson Research Exchange on Thursday 14th May.

Drawing from works on Youth Culture in Post War Europe, the session is moderated by History and Sociology lecturers and runs from 1 pm-3.30 pm, followed by refreshments.

Information can found at the Faculty of Arts webpage here, or via the Research Exchange webpage

New books in the Library

Please follow the links below to view new 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

May 05, 2009

Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion

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A new artwork, Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion, by Toby Paterson, has now been completed adjacent to University House. It is the latest addtion to a large number of art pieces found around the university campus.

Powder blue 1     powder blue 2

Descriptions of all the campus art can be found at the website here. For more information, please visit the University of Warwick Art page.

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