Author: Enquiries

Library Penguin named among Jisc Top Ten Social Media Superstars 2017!

There was much excitement in the Library this week when Jisc named their Top Ten Social Media Superstars of 2017 in the Times Higher Education magazine, as our very own Pablo the Library Penguin made the list! The competition celebrates

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Discovering reliable academic sources… by Pablo the Penguin

I’ve been taking my research much more seriously lately. It’s time I made some progress – I can’t let Pip keep rampaging through the Library like this for much longer, it’s far too distracting for the poor students! After the

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First steps in research – by Pablo the Penguin

Being a Library Penguin, I thought I knew all about finding information. This week though, while I’ve been looking for help with the “Giant Pip” problem, I’ve realised that although I can waddle among the shelves and look at the

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The unexpected consequences of discarded rubbish… by Pablo the Penguin

Everyone knows that if you leave rubbish around it’ll begin to smell. It looks messy. Stuff might get sticky. And sometimes little mice come along and nibble at things. These are all EXPECTED consequences of discarded rubbish. What I’ve just

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What can the Enquiries team do for you?

So, you’ve found your way through the turnstiles, and you’re in the Library. Now what? You may have a reading list. You may have taken a note of a book your lecturer recommended in the first lecture. You may just

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A Global Quiz for Global People

Throughout March, the University has been marking Global Month, a celebration of global culture and friendship. Students from around the world come to study here, creating a diverse community with over 140 nationalities. Global Month created a calendar of events to

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with a local heroine

Today is International Women’s Day. There’s a display of books in the cafe, so head on by and pick up something to read. Those of you studying engineering, science, maths, politics or history might be interested to find out about

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Return of the Referencing Pop-Ups!

Good referencing and citation can make the difference between a good mark and a great mark, so it’s worth taking some time over. Sure, there are apps and other shortcuts you *could* use, but when there are all-important marks at

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Once we popped, we couldn’t stop!

Here in the Enquiries team we answer a lot of questions about referencing via email and online chat, but we don’t always get that many in person, from students visiting us at the Support Services Desk. We wondered if that was

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Helping you face your referencing fears…

So you’ve finished the essay. You’ve found all the sources you need, you’ve read them, and you’ve produced an essay that’s practically perfect in every way. And then your tutor says you need to work on your referencing. Your heart

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