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Your liaison librarians have been buying lots of books and e-books, sometimes they are new titles, sometimes additional copies, and sometimes newer editions of titles already in stock.
This is great news for distance learners because many of our new books are e-books which are accessible anytime from anywhere.
Here are just a few e-books for Design, Hospitality & Tourism, Education, Business, Pharmacy and Nursing - all subjects that are offered to distance learners:
Search for e-books on your topics now using the Library Catalogue
We’ve recently pulled some usage information on e-books within our collections and interestingly 6 of the top ten most popular e-books are education books and 4 are business related books.
It’s great to know that education and business students are finding useful e-books. Our librarians have worked with your lecturers to ensure there are relevant e-books available.
Here are the top 5 most used e-books. To view them click on the book covers to view the Library Catalogue record and log in with your University User ID and password.
Internet marketing: a practical approach by Alan Charlesworth
How to be a brilliant trainee teacher by Trevor Wright
Understanding effective learning: strategies for the classroom by Des Hewitt
A guide to teaching practice by Louis Cohen
The theory and practice of teaching by Peter Jarvis
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.
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.
We’re adding new e-books to our collections all the time. This week we’ve added these two e-books for education students - just click in the image to see the library catalogue record:
Don’t forget you can read e-books anywhere in the world and you can access these e-books and search for others on the Library Catalogue. You will need your University User ID and password.
How to be a brilliant trainee teacher by Trevor Wright.
Preparing to teach in secondary schools: a student teacher’s guide to professional issues in secondary education (3rd ed) by Val Brookes et al
A key book for the Environmental Management & Assessment programme is now available online.
Not sure how to find an e-book? Watch our video demonstration and explore the range of e-books in our collections.