Archive for October, 2011

Digimap – providing access to ordnance survey maps

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

If you are looking for maps to use in your work then you can find them in the online database Digimap. We have access to their ordnance survey collection which provides contemporary ordnance survey maps and map data.

You can find Digimap on the library database page and this guide gives information about how to access it and register for use:

Accessing and Registering for Digimap

Registering does take up to two working days so be sure to register in advance!

Once registered there are lots of guides provided by Digimap that can help you out:

  • This video introduces you to the Roam service
  • This guide gives you information about the Carto option
  • And the help sections are also really useful.

  • Introducing RefWorks 2.0

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

    RefWorks 2.0 is the new user friendly interface for the RefWorks reference management system, it will replace the current version at the end of the year.

    Click the picture to see an example shot of the new interface.
    At the moment it is running alongside the current classic interface. You can switch between the old look and the new look by clicking a link in the top right of the screen. This is so you can start familiarising yourself with the way it looks and how it works.

    At the end of December the old interface will be retired and RefWorks 2.0 will be the only interface for RefWorks.

    If you would like to know more RefWorks have produced this introductory video and there are some tutorials and user guides here and here.

    To create a RefWorks account or log in to a current account, you can access RefWorks via the library web pages. This page also gives information about the other changes happening to RefWorks.

    Clio InterLibrary Loan Service Unavailable

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

    The Clio ILL service will be unavailable on Wednesday 26th October between 9.00-9.30am. This is to fix an underlying problem.
    We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

    Dewey Decimal Classification on Youtube

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

    We’ve just added a new video to our Youtube channel, explaining how we use the Dewey Decimal Classification system to arrange the books in the Library:


    A reminder that access to RefWorks is changing

    Monday, October 24th, 2011




    Between now and December 2011 the way you access your RefWorks account will be changing.

    We are phasing out the Athens access route and introducing the Shibboleth access route.

    This is part of the work to provide more seamless and consistent access to library resources.

    Remember that after 30th December 2011 the Athens route will no longer be available.

    To find out all about how this affects you, see how to transfer your references from your old RefWorks account to a new one, and what changes this will cause please take a look at the all information on the library web pages.

    RefWorks web page

    And if you would like more information or to see a member of library staff for guidance with transferring your material then please contact the library.

    No access currently to Biz/Ed Premier ebooks

    Thursday, October 20th, 2011

    The ebooks published by BizEd are hosted by a third party and the publisher has advised us that this third party is unable to resolve the problems currently being experienced with access to these ebooks,  so BizEd are therefore intending to make these ebook titles available via the MyiLibrary platform by the end of October.  Unfortunately this means that there is no access to these titles until this move has been successfully completed.  Please contact your tutors for suggestions of alternative titles meanwhile.  We will advise staff and students when the BizEd titles are available again via the new platform.  We apologise for this inconvenience but this is due to problems at the third party end and is outwith both our control and that of the publisher.