Thursday, 28 October 2010

NEW - Update your information skills while on a bus

The Library are producing a series of short videos on literature searching skills. The videos showing how to search the Library Catalogue, renew your books and reserve a book are already online at These can be viewed on a computer screen or your mobile device.

Look out for more videos showing the five steps to an effective literature search, using the MyiLibrary ebooks and about URLs which will be available soon.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Open Access Africa conference

In partnership with Computer Aid International ,BioMed Central is hosting a two-day conference on open access publishing at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya from 10-11 November 2010.

The preliminary program is now available and features speakers from a range of organizations including AJOL, UNESCO, UNEP, Stellenbosch University and many more.

Registration to the event is free.

Visit the conference website for more information

Thursday, 21 October 2010


There is a problem with linking to e-journals from the Library Catalogue. We are looking to fix this as quickly as possible. For now, if you are looking for a specific e-journal go to the A-Z list and do a search from there. You can also link to the e-journal a-z list from the Libray home page from the quick links.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Use of e-books

There is a growing number of books that are now available as e-books. A number of core readings and other titles of interest can now be accessed electronically. These can be accessed within the School or remotely using your School network username and password.

You can only print or download a maximum of 10 pages from e-books held on the myilibrary website. This is due to publisher restrictions. Please do not try to download or print more than this amount, or access to the book will be blocked.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

EconLit now available

I'm pleased to let you know that the Library is now subscribing to EconLit, the most widely used economics database.
To start using EconLit, just follow the links from the Library's databases pages and login with your School network username and password.
EconLit covers all aspects of economics literature, including journal articles, books, dissertations, working papers, collective volume articles, and the full text of book reviews. Information is from 1969 to present and the database is updated monthly.
Access is provided by OvidSP and the database can be searched using all of the features available for other databases on this system.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Library & Archives web pages

In addition to the changes to remote access, the Library & Archives web pages have been re-organised in order to make it easier to find information.
The link for the home page continues to be
Following suggestions from staff and students a number of changes have been made including a direct link to e-resources and quick links on various pages to improve access to supporting information and guides.

Remote access to Library resources

It is no longer necessary to run Remote Desktop to access Library resources when you are off-site.

E-journals, e-books, databases and other e-resources can be accessed from any computer with internet access by following the links in the web pages and the Library catalogue . When you are promoted to login simply use your School network username and password.

It continues to be vital that you access e-journals and other e-resources via the Library web pages and catalogue as this ensures that you will get access to subscription-based materials without being prompted for additional payment.