Friday, 28 November 2014

Coming soon...the Pop Up Library

We'll be running Pop Up Library sessions in some Social Sciences departments over the next few months. We'll be able to offer tips on finding, evaluating and referencing material for coursework, and will be happy to answer your questions on library support for learning, teaching and research.

The first pop up library sessions will be

Friday 5 December 10-12 in the Management School Courtyard Cafe
Wednesday 10 December 11-1 in the Town & Regional Planning Department Cafe

Look out for our banner, and we look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Trial electronic resources

Trial to Encyclopedia of Strategic Management

Access to the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management is now available to University of Sheffield staff and students (on campus only) until 13 December 2014.  The resource features commissioned articles by academics and practitioners on the topic of strategic management. It provides a comprehensive overview of the field: its history, schools, applications, biographies of key individuals and the role of practitioners in its advancement.

Trial access is available directly from here by connecting to the Encyclopedia of Strategic Management website.

Trial access is also available to the following electronic resources:

Picture Post Historical Archive - This is the complete digitised full colour archive of Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957. Trial ends on 16 December 2014.

Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991 - The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. Trial ends on 16 December 2014.

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 - As well as providing access to the regular edition of the Daily Mail, the archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931. Trial ends on 16 December 2014.

For more information and to access the trial electronic resources please see here

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


“Plagiarism (either intentional or unintentional) is the using of ideas or work of another person (including experts and fellow or former students) and submitting them as your own. It is considered dishonest and unprofessional. Plagiarism may take the form of cutting and pasting, taking or closely paraphrasing ideas, passages, sections, sentences, paragraphs, drawings, graphs and other graphical material from books, articles, internet sites or any other source and submitting them for assessment without appropriate acknowledgement.” University of Sheffield, 2013

Plagiarism is an important topic that all students are expected to take seriously.

Consult the library’s Information Skills Tutorial on plagiarism to learn how to avoid it.

Student services also offer information regarding plagiarism in assessments.

Friday, 21 November 2014

301: Student Skills and Development Centre

301 is the University's Student Skills and Development Centre, which is based at 301 Glossop Road.  301 run a wide range of academic skills workshops to support you in your study, on topics such as speed reading, critical thinking & exam technique.

You can also book a 20 minute one-to-one session with a tutor to discuss your research or study skills.

Other services available through 301 are Mathematics and Statistics Help (MASH), Languages for All, Writing Advisory Service and Specialist dyslexia/SpLD tutorial service.

For more information about the services available at 301, please see their webpages:


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Trial to International Historical Statistics

The current online edition of International Historical Statistics (1750-2010) is now available to University of Sheffield staff and students. This authoritative reference source provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.

Access is available on campus only from this webpage:

The trial ends on 13 December 2014. We welcome your comments on this resource: feedback form

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Searching for Researching workshop

Searching for Researching is delivered by The University Library at 301: Student Skills and Development Centre, which is located at 301 Glossop Road. The workshop will show you how to find the best resources for your research project. You will learn about different information sources and how to create an effective search strategy to produce a manageable set of relevant results. You will also consider evaluating information, referencing and plagiarism – making sure you use your own ideas and reference the work of others properly.

Places are still available on the workshop for the following dates:

  • Thursday 20 November 2014 (18:30-19:30)
  • Tuesday 2 December 2014 (12:00-13:00)

For more information and to book your place, please click here.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Information Skills Advisory Service

Do you require help with literature searching for your assignments?

Would you like some advice on referencing?

Would you like to speak one-to-one with a subject Librarian?

If so, then the Information Skills Advisory Service is here to help you!  The service is located on Level 1 of the Information Commons – just ask at the Information Desk. There is no need to book an appointment – drop in between 13:00 & 17:00, Monday to Friday (during term time).  However, please be aware that there may be a queue for the service during busy periods.