Anyone who has worked will find that teaspoons are always in short supply. This is counter-intuitive, since they are purchased one day and then later no-one has a teaspoon to their name and there are none in the communal drawer. Mercifully, a medical research centre published a peer-reviewed research paper back in 2005 investigating the disappearance of teaspoons in a research establishment. They concluded that, if the workers surveyed were to be believed, the most likely conclusions were that either teaspoons were leaving to live somewhere more congenial or because they hated humans and wanted to leave them with nothing to stir their drinks. This is perhaps the first time it has been suggested in the medical literature that cutlery might be self-aware and able to act independently.
Truly we live in wondrous and disturbing times. That or someone was making a subtle point about the nature of peer review.
You can read the full article here in the British Medical Journal.
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Our subscription to Policing Insight is now up and running, providing full access to all articles and reports from local and national media, specialist press, police and criminal justice agencies. You can also search the valuable Media Monitor service for more links or the OPCC’s own directory of materials and contacts, the Hub. Create your own custom search and export it as a pdf report with live links for your own tailored briefing sheet. Our researchers help tag these links to make them easier to search for news, opinion, analysis and reports by date, subject, police force and media source.
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What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during October 2017 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.
What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during October 2017 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.
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 books, and I can (admittedly rather unelegantly) type words into Google, there might be something I’m missing. Read more ›
Following a change to the login screens, some clients have experienced difficulties logging into British Standards Online (BSOL). We are uncertain whether this has been complicated by intermittent technical problems and are continuing to monitor the situation.
If you have any difficulty logging into BSOL and downloaded standards, we recommend you clear your browser cache and complete browsing history, and then attempt to log in again using the instructions given on the Library Passwords for resources webpage (you will need to click on the login link and log in to get full access to the Passwords for resources page itself). If this does not solve all your problems, please get in touch and let us know.
Librarians are fond of talking about the Discovery Service, and with good reason: it makes life so much easier for most students. Just when we decide that Discovery has solved all the world’s problems, we meet Media, Journalism, and Design students. We did ask them if they wouldn’t be happier studying something like Biology that Discovery handles really well, but apparently not. If you are studying a subject that:
and you find Discovery is not giving you what you want, try some of our specialised resources. Click on a link below to find our best tools for: Read more ›