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Monday, 26 July 2010

eBook Reader Pilot

KindleWe're currently evaluating the potential use of ebook readers within the Library and are running a trial service from July to November 2010. An Amazon Kindle is available for you to try at Western Bank Library or a Sony Pocket Edition Reader is available at the Information Commons.

Tell us what you think of our ebook readers and you could win your own Kindle or Sony Reader! For more information about the pilot see the Library website.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Want to keep up-to-date with British Standards?

RSS IconWell now you can with their recently launched RSS feeds. Daily updates let you keep on top of all the new and amended British Standards in specific sectors or for general interests there is a feed across all sectors. For more information have a look at the British Standards website.

Need to know more about RSS feeds? There is some useful information available on the library website and for more help getting yourself set up with Google reader have a look at our tutorial on the Information Skills Resource.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Trial to CRC netBASE

We have a new trial available for the CRC database. CRC netBASE is made up of over 6000 online books that span over 40 disciplines in the science and engineering fields - Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Chemical/Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Environmental/Life Science, Maths and Physics.

If you need help getting started take a look at the netBASE tutorials or contact the library. We always appreciate feedback on these trials and there is a feedback form available via our website.