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Download the Off Campus Library Newsletter Oct 2013.

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Library Services for Off Campus Students

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.

Take a look at the October 2014 edition of the Off Campus Library Newsletter for Sunderland students.

Over the last several weeks there have been ongoing problems with e-books that are available through the Dawsonera site - we have alerted you to these problems through the news section of the library web page and through our social media accounts. 

Unfortunately these problems are still occurring and Dawsonera are working their way through a series of actions one by one to eliminate the issues and improve the site speed and performance.

In the meantime we want to try and help you obtain the information you need, so if you are unable to download or view e-books online we may be able to provide you with a copy of one chapter through the Document Delivery Service, providing we also have a copy of the print book available.

Click here to find out more about the Document Delivery Service, and don’t forget you can contact us if you have any questions (

Whether you’re a new student wondering how to get started or you just need a bit more help, the library is here to support you.

Throughout the year the library will be running a number of webinars for distance learners as part of our Skillability programme.

There are two webinars: 


(click the link to sign up)

Mon 20th Oct - 3:30pm (Introduction to the library)

Wed 22nd Oct - 9:00am (Introduction to the library)

Tue 28th Oct -9:00am (DISCOVER journals:next steps)

Thu 6th Nov - 3:30pm (DISCOVER journals:next steps)

Tue 18th Nov 9:00am (Introduction to the library)

Tues 18th Nov 4:00pm (Introduction to the library)

Webinars will last approximately 1 hour and are listed in UK time. Check the online time converter to see the times for your own timezone.

Visit the Skillability web pages to book your place at one of the webinars and make the most of your library services.

If you have any questions about Library webinars for distance learners contact us on Twitter, Facebook or by email:

Get to know your library and start to find your perfect learning shape by taking the six step library Scavenger Hunt!

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Download the instructions from the library welcome pages or by clicking the images above. When you’ve completed the scavenger hunt fold your instruction sheet to make one of four origami shapes and take a photo of it.

Send us the photo on Twitter, Facebook (tag your message with #libwelcome) or by email and you will be entered into the competition taking place throughout September & October.


The 20th FIFA World Cup is currently well underway in Brazil and logistically it is a huge undertaking with events taking place across 12 cities.

As such a large sporting event it is an example of large scale events management and hospitality and a catalyst for tourism to the host nation.

Over the next few posts I’ll share a few examples of research on sports events management, hospitality & tourism but you’ll find even more relevant books and journal articles on the Library Catalogue and Discover.

Edited to add all links to this weeks posts on Sports Management & the World Cup:


We all need to know about plagiarism and how to avoid it. University Library Services have some resources that can help you do just that. One in particular is ‘Plagiarism: true or false’.

It’s a quiz designed to test your knowledge of plagiarism providing a number of scenarios. You’ll get feedback on each question too.

Take a look at the ‘Avoiding Plagiarism’ resources on the Skills for Learning pages.


Feedback from a student on how our Skills for Learning Support has helped them…

Just a few of the new e-books we’ve added to our collection over the last month. We’ve added e-books across the full range of subjects so to find out what new ebooks are available for your subject check the Library Catalogue.

You can also view the 25 newest ebooks by clicking here.


Butler, R. (2010) Tourism and Political Change

Hambley, A.  et al (2013) Electrical engineering: principles and applications

Ambrose, G. (2008) The Production Manual: a graphic design handbook


You’ve been telling us what’s important to you about your library, and how we can help you more. We’ve listened so let’s have a look at some of the things we’ve done:

1. You said you needed hands on help with tools & resources

  • The library introduced two webinars for distance learners, designed to introduce you to the library e-resources and services for distance learners.
  • We also introduced our Skills for Learning webpages - an exciting range of videos, guides, quizzes and more that you can use in your own time

2. You said you needed easy and direct access to resources

  • The Library Catalogue enables you to not only find and read e-books but to rate them and add them to lists;
  • Discover enables you to read and save journal articles;
  • My Module resources pulls together all your module reading in one place
  • SURE brings you all University research outputs



If you’re experiencing a problem logging into library e-resources, try deleting your browsers cache and try again.

Sounds too simple to be true, right?

You’d be surprised how often it works. This is because sometimes your browser will remember a previous unsuccessful attempt. If this doesn’t work make sure you get in touch with us so we can help you access the resources you need.

Click here for our contact details or click here to find out how to delete your cache (this link takes you to Java web page as they provide good instructions).