14 October 2019

Discover Your Resources - Help Before Hand-In

Have you been set an assignment for Term 1?
Struggling to find relevant information?

Come along to the "Discover Your Resources" workshop programme to gain Help Before Hand-In.  The full programme includes:

  • Industry Analysis and Consumer Profiling
  • Navigating Nexis UK 
  • Getting more out of Google
  • Cite it! Sort it! EndNote it!
  • Advanced Literature Searching
  • Finding Company Information
  • How to Read a Journal Article

Full details including dates, times, location and how to book are available at https://libguides.aston.ac.uk/discover


7 October 2019

Training sessions during "International Open Access Week"

It’s International Open Access Week, 21-25 October 2019, http://www.openaccessweek.org/ .  And to boost awareness for Aston authors/researchers the Research Services Team in Library Services are offering the following 45-minute training sessions in MB525b.

•             Wednesday 23 October, 2-2.45 : Online researcher profiles
Are you interested in learning how to increase your online presence, the discoverability of your publications and the role open access publishing plays in this? If so, come along to this presentation plus Q&A session to learn about the features and benefits of online researcher IDs and social networks (with Malcolm Horne).

•             Thursday 24 October, 2-2:45 : Setting up your Pure profile and adding content
Are you new to Pure or need a reminder on how everything works? Come along to this training session to find out how to make best use of Pure to highlight your teaching, research and academic achievements (with Leigh Stork).

•             Thursday 24 October, 3-4 : Pure drop-in surgery
Following the Pure training, we will be having a drop-in surgery for those who know how to use Pure but have questions or issues that need fixing (with Leigh Stork).

Please contact openaccess@aston.ac.uk  to book your place – we look forward to seeing you soon.

12 June 2019

RESEARCH BITES 2019 *Summer Spectacular*

*NEW* Research Bites 2019

The programme for the Research Bites 2019 seminars has now been announced. These short, informal seminars will be held in the Library 2nd Floor, L215 (Workshop A) on Wednesdays at 13:00 throughout July and August, and feature topics relevant to researchers at all levels. Whether you want a quick refresher on a single topic or a comprehensive updating of your information and research skills, you will find something for you.

Topics for this year's seminars include:
You can find the full programme and more details about each topic on the Research Bites 2019 webpage.
Kind Regards
Information Services Team
Library Services

13 May 2019


1st Year Law Students

Did you meet Jake Lewis in your first year?

Jake is a final year LLB student and over the last 4 years has been our student representative for Westlaw. Now in his final year he will be leaving the role at the end of June. This leaves a new opening for the position and we would like you to register your interest.

Thomson Reuters who own Westlaw offer a fixed fee of up to £180 a month for the role.

Some of things that Jake did included
  • work with me to organise the Westlaw certification sessions for students,
  • ran clinics every week in term time  (we have a meeting room you can use) 
  • organise competitions and freebies from Thomson Reuters via social media.
 This would look amazing on your CV!!

Please register your interest via email and send a CV and covering letter to student.representatives@tr.com.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 17th May, 2019