The dedicated off campus web pages have information on all the services we offer you.Videos, Tutorials & Guides
Library staff make videos, online tutorials, guides you can download as well as offering online library support.Library Services for Staff at Partner Centres
If you're teaching on a University of Sunderland programme at a partner centre visit the Partner staff web pages.
In November Google launched Scholar Library where you can save information you find.
You can save articles right from the search page, organize them by topic, and use the power of Scholar’s full-text search & ranking to quickly find just the one you want - at any time and from anywhere.
Google Scholar can be a great tool for finding academic information, especially open access material such as articles held on institutional repositories.
Many of the resources you will need for your studies are not available to download for free on Google Scholar, you may find information about it but not be able to access the full text - that is why University Library Services subscribe to electronic databases.
So if you are a student, or member of staff at Sunderland and you’re using Google Scholar, keep in mind that it is good practice to check Discover too. You can also save your results in the ‘My Discover’ folder.
Some Discover guides you may find useful:
There is more help on using Discover to search for academic articles at: http://library.sunderland.ac.uk/skills/find&evaluate/discover/
Take a look at some of the e-books we’ve bought for education subjects since September:
There are many reasons to use e-books, one of the things I like best about them is the ability leave notes on them (just like you would put a post it note on a book).
Liaison librarians have been busy buying lots of new e-books that are perfect for distance learners. Here are some of the art and design e-books that we have added to our collections since September.
When you click on a book you’ll be taken to the Library Catalogue record where you can access the e-book.
Here’s how the competition works:
- Correctly answer one of these four questions about library resources (Discover / SURE / MyModuleResources / Library Catalogue)
- Share your answer online on our Facebook or Twitter page, or in the library by writing your answer on a gift tag and posting it on one of our festive trees
- You will receive a response with your final clue
- Share your final answer online or in the library (as before – if using the tree, keep an eye on your tag for the response), and you will be in with a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!
So, please join our sleighride and share what you think about library resources with us and each other. One lucky sleighrider will win a Kindle Fire HD! Get your entry in before the competition closes at 17:00 on Friday 13th December.
Many of the skills you will be developing at university are also skills that employers rate highly, such as the ability to work as part of a team, have good presentation skills and be able to manage your time efficiently.
We want our library videos to be as accessible as possible and we have received feedback recently that some students have experienced difficulty viewing our library videos because they cannot access YouTube.
We listened to your feedback and have added our library videos to the University of Sunderland streaming service. Now when you access a video via the library web page, you will no longer be taken to YouTube, for example: Find and use ebooks: Dawsonera (video)
Let us know if this has made the videos & screencasts more accessible to you.
All videos are still on Youtube too, for those of you who do use it and you can view our channel at http://www.youtube.com/uniofsunlib
It’s easier than ever to access the books you need - now you can use the QR code on the ebook record to get immediate access - just search for the ebook you require on the Library Catalogue, point your mobile device at the QR code, capture it and login with your University User ID and password.
All you need is an app that can scan QR codes.
If you don’t have a smart phone and cannot use the QR code you will still be able to access the ebook the usual way - by clicking on the ‘Read online with your University User ID and Password' link.
You definitely want to avoid plagiraism when you’re writing your assignments, but do you know the different types of plagiarism? Take the Plagiarism Quiz and find out.
Reason No 4:
When our librarians are buying books from reading lists, we always check whether an e-book is available, because we want to make sure that wherever you are in the world, you have access to our collections.