What do you want to learn today?

wordle3Come along to the Pop-up Library between 2-4pm on Wednesday 5th November to find out about free taught courses and online resources in information technology from IS Skills.

We have learning opportunities in:

  • Basic IT, library and bibliography
  • Learning technologies
  • Posters, presentations and design
  • Programming and operating systems
  • Spreadsheets, data analysis and management tools
  • Web publishing
  • Working collaboratively
  • Working with text

Our courses can help you to create an engaging presentation, format your thesis in Word 2013, learn a new programming language, and get your referencing right.

You can also help influence the courses we provide in the future by filling in our short survey to tell us what you want to learn about and how you prefer to learn.

Catherine Koppe, IS Skills team

Get the best from the Library week @Pop-up Library

IFAll next week, 27th-31st October, the afternoon Pop-up Library sessions are being taken over by the Library Academic Support team for Get the Best from the Library Week.

Get the Best from the Library Week is all about helping you find out more about how the Library can work for you at the University of Edinburgh. So why not pop up and meet us at the 1st floor, Main Library between 2-4pm every day next week.

During the Get the Best from the Library Week you can:

  • Discover the full range of information resources available to you
  • Find out about new resources purchased recently
  • Get one-to-one support from a library specialist in your subject area

The Library Academic Support team provides support to staff and students for all matters relating to library services, so no matter what your question is, we aim to help.

You can find out what subject areas are being covered each afternoon from the Get the Best from the Library Week timetable.

Hope to see you there!

Brought to you by the Library Academic Support Team.

Finding and using China-related library resources


Are you curious about China? Do you need to find relevant resources but don’t quite now where to start? Are you looking for primary sources?

If any of these questions have popped up, please come along on Monday, 6 October, 10-12pm to the First Floor of the Main Library for our Pop-up Library session!

Picture5We will tell you all about both Western and Chinese language materials available through the Library. We will show you how to use our different databases on China, which contain both English materials (for example, British Foreign Office Files on China, Chinese laws, etc) and Chinese sources (classics, e-books, newspapers, journal articles, etc).

Whether you are just curious about China or need some help with a specific research question: we are there to help, so please ‘pop up’ to the First Floor on Monday!

Engage: #LibraryPop

Finding newspaper content online

By Charles Henry Alston, 1907-1977, Artist (NARA record: 3569253) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Charles Henry Alston, 1907-1977, Artist (NARA record: 3569253) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Want to get access to a full-text newspaper article when the newspaper website wants you to pay?
  • Want to find out how you can search for newspaper articles about a particular event or story, either historic or current?
  • Need to compare how different newspapers are covering a story?

Come along to our Pop-up Library session on Friday 26th September 2014 and find out how you can do all of this and more.

We’ll be on the 1st floor of the Main Library 2-4pm to answer any queries about newspaper searching or show you how to find, access and use the databases and resources the Library has access to that will allow you to search newspapers and get full-text.

So pop up and see us!

Academic Support Librarians