29 April 2016

Birmingham 10k - Sunday 1st May

The Library wishes good luck to everyone running the Birmingham 10k on Sunday. Some of the members of the beginners running group - Aston Running Rockets - will be running.  Please join us in cheering on Lydia Matheson, Victoria Carroll, Ruth Keetley, Sandra Benbow, Susan Doughty, Sara Wilkes and Sue Braithwaite.  #thesegirlscan

20 April 2016

Library SmartSearch access from off-campus

**Off-campus access to SmartSearch has now been restored. Apologies for the inconvenience**

We're currently experiencing problems with off-campus access to Library SmartSearch. We're in contact with the suppliers who are trying to rectify this as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, you have several options open to you to carry on with your research:

1.       Use LibGuides to link to databases within your subject area. Either use the subject guide for your area of study, or if you know the name of the database you want to use, click on the link to the A-Z list of databases on the right hand side. 
2.       Use Google Scholar to search for academic journal articles. Select Settings and then Library Links and then search for Aston University – Find it @ Aston to set Google Scholar up with our full-text linker to take you to articles.
3.       Use the Journals A-Z list to link through to specific journals
4.       To search for books (print and electronic), use the classic catalogue

8 April 2016

Library Opening Hours

This Friday 8 April we're open until 22:00
This Saturday 9 April we're open 10:00 - 18:00
This Sunday 10 April we're open 11:00 - 18:00

From Monday 11th April we're open 24/6 so the Library will be open all the time except for Saturday evening from 18:00 through to Sunday morning at 11:00.

Please remember to bring your uniCARD with you each time you visit the Library.

If you've been away, we look forward to welcoming you back so please come and see us if you have any questions, or alternatively you can use the Ask the Library Live Chat facility.

5 April 2016

Want to read more about the Panama Papers?

Did you know that as an Aston student or staff member you have access to a whole wealth of newspapers from across the world?

When an event as juicy as the leaking of the Panama papers takes place it can be interesting to know how the news has been received in different corners of the globe - as well as here in the UK. Accessing physical newspapers can be tricky - and expensive! - but the Library can offer you access to a newspaper database called Nexis.

Nexis offers today's newspapers as well as an archive of papers dating back a number of years. Whilst it does not cover all newspapers, there is fairly comprehensive coverage of information and articles that you won't find just by Googling.

Why not have a try? See the example search below and access Nexis from this link.