Learn Citavi in 20 minutes

Project planning: dream set goal, actionCitavi is a powerful and increasingly popular project and reference management tool.  The free version supports up to 100 references and offers the full range of tools as the purchased/licensed full version, so you can try everything Citavi has to offer for free.  Citavi was introduced in more detail in this earlier blog post.

Here then is your 20 minute how-to video shorts guide to Citavi:

  1. Setting up your first Citavi project
  2. Adding references to your Citavi project
  3. Finding new sources in Citavi
  4. Adding online sources to Citavi
  5. Reading and analyzing in Citavi
  6. Task planning in Citavi
  7. Outlining and connecting ideas
  8. Writing with Citavi and Word
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Introducing Citavi for reference and project management

Project management flow chart: plan, do, check, actJoining the existing cast of popular reference management apps, including Zotero and Mendeley, Citavi is an increasingly popular research project management tool that also supports reference management. Read more ›

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New eBooks – July 2018

What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during July 2018 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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New Books – July 2018

What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during July 2018 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

With an open heart and mind I set off for one of my favourite London destinations last week, the Fashion and Textile Museum, to see the exhibition which gives this post its name. FTM has staged another top quality exhibition drawing on company archives as well as works by numerous collaborators of this successful and influential designer. I said that I went with an open heart and mind, because I’m not sure that I like her work. I’m not normally one to ciriticise and I can usually find something to enjoy and what’s not to enjoy? I love textiles, colours and patterns, surely I’m half way there to enjoying this exhibition? Perhaps it is because I grew up in the 1970s surrounded by these bold repeat patterns in oranges, greens, mustards and pinks; from flower stickers on the toilet seat to patterns on saucepans and flowing party dresses – the latter with the addition of ric rac – but I just couldn’t feel the ‘joy and happiness’ (Kiely, p.13) of the brand.

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Check your grammar while you type with Ginger and Grammerly

Document being proofreadAre you distracted by the nagging feeling that your grammar might be letting your work down?  As with so many things, there is now an app (or several) for that!  Two popular free apps that check your grammar while you type and suggest changes are Ginger and Grammerly.  Try both and see which you prefer.

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Beyond Google Translate

A translation from one language into another (carved in stone)

A translation carved in stone

Building on Google Translate, Lingoes offers intuitive dictionary and text translation, look-up dictionaries, full-text translation, on-screen word capture, selected text translation, and pronunciation guides for words in more than 80 languages.

Explore the app further at Lingoes.net.

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New bus route and timetable from 1 August

Following the closure of the Langstone campus and consultation with the Students’ Union (UPSU), the university bus service will take a new circular route and follow a revised timetable from 1 August 2018.  You can download the new timetable here.

 

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How does your postbox grow?

Library red retro postboxA retro red post box like ours in Wales has had to be decomissioned after health and safety concerns were raised by postal workers following a tree beside the post box growing to the point where it enveloped and partially uprooted it.

To date, no trees have been found growing inside the library, so the Mood Post Box should be in good working order for years to come.  If you do happen to spot a tree punching its way through the concrete floor, and we have somehow missed it, please alert a member of staff.

Click here for the full story from BBC News.

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Advanced warning of Library closure (Saturday 18 August 2018)

The University Library at duskJust to give you a little (very) advance warning, the Library will be closed on Saturday 18 August 2018.  This means the Library will close as usual at midnight on Friday 17 August and re-open at 8am on Monday 19 August.

All our electronic resources and 24/7 out-of-hours telephone and online chat support will be available during this time.  We will reply to any emails on our return (within 48 hours where possible, often sooner unless we have a lot to get through!).

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