Tag: health

Introducing… BIOSIS Previews

Finally in this week’s tour of popular online resources for finding academic journal articles that go beyond the Discovery Service, we take a look at the world’s most comprehensive reference database for life science research: BIOSIS Previews. Part of the Web

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Introducing… Biomed Central

First up in our showcase of Biological Science databases this week is Biomed Central.  The largest open access publisher in the world, BioMed Central publishes over 290 peer-reviewed open access journals across the fields of biology, chemistry, clinical medicine and

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Introducing… the Barbour health and safety information service

Barbour is an exciting health and safety information service.  Exciting at least for anyone studying construction, health and safety at work, engineering or other subjects where putting the right procedures and working practices into place can be the difference between

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Love your gut week

It is a thing well said that you are what you eat.  Your gut has a mind of its own (literally – to a limited extent your gut’s nervous system manages itself independently from the rest of you) and has increasingly been shown to be an

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Dealing with anxiety (including revision and exam stress!)

More resources to help you manage your anxiety and other common concerns are available from the Student Wellbeing Service.  You can get help including counselling and support from the Wellbeing Service, and support from the Student Advice Centre.  Remember you can always

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Mindfulness and examination

Feeling stressed?  Anxious thoughts make the body tense, which in turn makes the mind more anxious.  The best way to overcome anxiety, from feeling overwhelmed and post-procrastination panic to examination nerves is to interrupt this vicious circle by taking a moment to calm

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Stressless exams

A selection of handouts offering advice on effective study habits and managing emotions around exam time produced by the Student Wellbeing Service are available from the display in Area 1B.  If you are working from home, there are lots of helpful resources available online to help you manage

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Surviving the annual exam period

You cannot do well in any exam that you sleep through… The best revision is always a sound night’s sleep.  Spare yourself anxiety: know where you need to be and when for each exam.  Arrive unhurried, in good time, and make sure you live

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Revise it right!

There are as many ways to revise as there are people but some methods have been tested and found to be more effective than others.  It is believed the best ways to marshal your understanding so it is easy to recall and apply

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 22/02/16

This week I have chosen to have a look at I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic? A typographic book on what its like to struggle with reading by UoP BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Sam Barclay. Library staff were

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