Sage are offering free online access to 18 journals of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers until the end of July 2011. Access via Sage here.
We are currently testing a new search service called Summon. This is a fast and simple search engine giving you access to all of the books and journals in the Learning Centres as well as most of our online resources. You can find full details about Summon on the LIS website. We’d love to hear your feedback so let us know what you think if you try it out.
The University currently has a trial to RefWorks – a web-based reference management system that allows you to collect and organise your research references and insert them into Word. Fulll details about the trial can be found on the LIS website. If you try RefWorks please let us know what you think. The trial will run until 11th March 2011.
As well as providing a range of electronic books in engineering Knovel, the site allows access to interactive content. You can search for different types of data which you can then manipulate and download for use in your assignments.
View this video from KnovelVideos to see how the data search works:
Let us know if you find it useful!
The Information and Computer Sciences subject centre of the Higher Education Academy are running another student competition open to students on computing courses. To enter you need to write a 1,000 word essay or record a podcast on the subject of flexible learning. The winner will receive £300 and be invited to receive their award at the HEA conference dinner in Nottingham. The deadline is 31st March 2011. More details about the competition are available on the Student Central website.