30 September 2014

UPDATED: Dawsonera download function currently unavailable

**1st October: The download function is now operational again.** Dawson have reported that the download function on their e-books platform Dawsonera is currently unavailable due to technical problems. Their technical team are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. This blog post will be updated once the problem is fixed.

29 September 2014

Welcome to all new students - Like Your Library Live

Like Your Library Live

Would you...
  • Like to know how to find the books and online resources for your course?
  • Like to know about borrowing books and using the self-service facilities?
  • Like to know about study spaces?
  • Like to meet your Information Specialist?
  • Like to find out how the Learning Development Centre can support you?

Then don't forget to attend your Like Your Library Live session.

Check your Induction Timetable / the online timetable, then come to your session to collect your goody bag. There are lots of prizes to be won, including an iPAD, book vouchers, tokens and lots more, so don't miss out. Over 2200 new students attended last year and in their words:

"Everything is amazing, especially for a student from abroad."

"I think that everything is very well done."
"It's not just an induction."
"The presentation on the facilities was great!"
"Video tutorials are really helpful."

See you there!
Library, 2nd floor workshop

The Library Team

My Module Reading List - new system!

Welcome back! 

Returning students will notice a big change to the way they access their Reading Lists and recommended readings this year.
Readings can now be accessed via the Readings 2014-15 link on the menu of every Blackboard module, and clicking on the following link.

Our exciting new system allows you to sort and filter your lists alphabetically, or by week or topic if appropriate, access e-books and e-journals, check availabllity in the Library and download any scanned documents the lecturer has requested for you.

Readings are grouped into Essential, Recommended or Further, and there are sections for journals and websites where needed.

Students can print the lists as a Word document and export references to Notepad.

We are sure you will find My Module Reading Lists helpful, but please contact us if you have any questions:

2 September 2014

Springer login problem

Springer are currently experiencing problems with their UK Federation login which means that we're unable to access their content from off-campus. They're working on it urgently and will let us know as soon as it's been fixed. This blog post will be updated when we have more information.

The problem with Springer should now be fixed.  If you are still having problems please let us know by emailing library@aston.ac.uk  We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this problem.