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Welcome to all our new distance learners, and hello to those who have been studying with us for a while.
We’ve been working hard over the summer to update our library support for distance learners. So throughout the next couple of weeks we’ll be highlighting a few of our great services to give you a flying start.
We can’t wait to hear from you so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any questions or comments.
There are even more reasons to use e-books now with new features from Dawsonera. The main change I want to point out is the new look e-reader, but first a quick word on what you’ll see if you search within the Dawsonera site:
There are Enhanced Search Results that allow you to refine and it is easier to tell which content is within Sunderland subscriptions (there is a green padlock symbol which denotes this (a purple padlock means that the title is not within our subscription).
Now onto the new online e-reader. It seems a bit more intuitive, with improved navigation using side arrows, and the search and notes features in their own tabs beside the contents menu.
The print and copy buttons have moved to the top right of the e-reader and when you hover over them it indicates how much more you can print or copy (remember this is restricted due to copyright).
Don’t forget, we recommend that you start your search for e-books on the Library Catalogue.
The great thing about using the Library Catalogue is it too enables you to search across all of our providers at once, easily refine your searches and receive results that you can be sure are within our subscription.
If you’ve had a chance to use the new Dawsonera interface, let us know what you think, and if you have any questions about how to use the new features get in touch with us.
The Off Campus Library Team answer your emails, responds to postal loan requests and much more. Meet them by watching this new video..
In the May 2013 issue of the Off Campus Newsletter you can learn about the changes to the Discover log-in and Sconul Access application process or find out how you can get one-to-one online support and help finding information for your assignments. We’re also shining the spotlight on e-books and highlighting some of the reasons why they can be useful to you.
Just click on the Expand link below to read the newsletter and get in touch if you have any questions or comments.
If you don’t see the newsletter below it is because you need to download Flash.
Library Staff are back after our Easter Bank Holidays so if you sent us an email during this time we’ll be getting back to you today.
Egg image from Flickr user Dystopos
Our systems team who look after the Library Catalogue have added some great features recently which we hope will help you find the books you need.
When you find a book on the Library Catalogue there will usually be a summary which may help you determine whether it will be useful to you.
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You will also spot a ‘More Like This’ link which suggests other similar titles to you:
We’ve made a couple of changes to how you log into Discover which we hope will make it easier for all our students, University staff and partner college staff.
From today, when you click on the Discover link on the Library Home Page you will be taken to Discover and see the following screen:
There are now two log-in links in the top right corner of the page, one for University staff and students and one for partner college tutors.
University staff and students should continue to use your University User ID and password to log in.
Partner College Tutors should use the Athens username and password you received after completing your application. If you are a partner tutor or member of library staff at a partner college and you do not have an Athens Account find out how you can obtain one at the library web pages.
Once you have logged in you will be able to search the for e-resources.
We’re back from our winter vacation. Sadly we didn’t have a white christmas here in Sunderland, it was actually pretty mild and at times quite wet but it was lovely nonetheless and now that our libraries are open again we’re all ready to help you throughout term 2.
We’re starting by answering all the emails we received over the vacation that our IT out of hours helpline could not help with.
Next week I’m going to start a series of posts giving different e-resources the spotlight so don’t miss out.
If there’s anything about the library online you’d like me to blog about then let me know by either commenting on this post, using the ask me a question link on the right column of this blog.