Friday, 7 April 2017

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Postal Loans For Students on UK Collaborative Courses

We have extended our Postal Loans Service.  Students on UK Collaborative Courses can now request postal loans.  For more information and access to the form click here

Friday, 17 February 2017

Exporting references from RefME into RefWorks BEFORE 28/02/17

Following these instructions will allow you to make a copy of your references from RefME and put them into RefWorks.  Your references will still be in RefME until it is merged into "Cite While You Write".




1. Log into RefME and click on the Export button:





2. In the next screen, select the RefWorks option:



3. A yellow banner will appear at the bottom of the screen asking if you want to open or save - click on the arrow for save to select the Save as option:



4. Name the file and save it onto your desktop - do not change the file type!  Leave it as .RIS

NB: you will need to export every RefME project you have so if you have more than one, so please give them different file names so you can keep track of which project you are exporting.


5. Once you have saved all the .RIS files onto your desktop, go to RefWorks and log in via Shibboleth.  We use Legacy RefWorks: https://www.refworks.com/refworks2/default.aspx?r=authentication::init


6. Hover the curser over My Institution's Credentials (Shibboleth) and a text box will appear.  Start typing Queen Margaret University and the link will appear.  Click on it and you'll be prompted to enter your QMU username and password:



7. Now that you're in RefWorks, in the References menu select the Import option:



8. Select RIS Format for both Import Filter/Data Source and Database: and click browse to select your .RIS file then click Import:



9. A pop-up box should appear telling you that your import is completed and the number of references that have been imported.  Click View Last Imported Folder to double check your references have imported properly:



NB: Check that the number of references imported is the same as the number of references you exported from RefME.


10. To create a reference list in RefWorks, click Create Bibliography:



11. If it is not already selected, select your output style to either British Standard Harvard 2010 - modified or APA .  Then select the type of document you want to see your reference list in from the Select a file type drop down menu:



12. Your reference list/bibliography will now appear in whatever format you selected.  As with any referencing software, take care to proof read your references for any errors such as numbers replacing the month or season:





We strongly recommend that you keep the .RIS files you exported from RefME until you are happy that all the references have been imported successfully into RefWorks.

Please contact any member of the Liaison Services Team if you have any difficulties or queries.






Tuesday, 31 January 2017

RefME Referencing Software

We have just been notified of the changes to the RefME platform due to its acquisition by another company, Chegg. As you can imagine we are working closely with both companies to ensure minimal disruption. If you have any concerns please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Change in Staffed Hours

From 27th January the LRC Service Desk will be staffed until 7pm on Fridays (all year round).  Many rooms stay open 24/7 (such as the group study rooms), but other spaces close once the LRC staff leave (such as the individual study carrels).


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

LRC Survey 2016


Many thanks to everyone who completed our 2016 LRC survey.  Unfortunately we only had 36 responses.  Here are some headline figures:


87% are students, of which the majority are full time.

It was quite an even split in School representation – 47% from ASSAM, and 53% from Health Sciences.

  • 83% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC provided a good range of facilities and services
  • 88% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC was clean
  • 58% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC had modern, good quality equipment
  • …and in an improvement on last year, 61% agreed or strongly agreed the LRC’s atmosphere and appearance was appealing. 

We take all comments and findings into account when updating our operational plan, which you can find on the university website.


Please keep reading the blog and we’ll post further analysis over the coming months.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Further results from the LRC Survey 2015

Here are some further results from the LRC Survey 2015.
  • 49% agreed or strongly agreed that we provided a service which was right first time
  • 62% thought that the LRC staff were willing to help
  • 56% thought the LRC staff were courteous
  • 58% agreed or strongly agreed that the staff were approachable
  • 63% thought we gave a prompt service
When we asked what you did in the LRC on your last visit, most either used a computer or borrowed a book.


We also asked for feedback on the LRC speedgates, and whether you liked the idea of us keeping them open - so you don't have to swipe in or out.  This proved overwhelmingly popular, so we're doing it again this year.


We'll have more feedback soon, so watch this space!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

LRC Survey 2015

Many thanks to everyone who completed our 2015 LRC survey.  We had just over 70 responses.  Here are some headline figures:


96% are students - of which 98% are full time with an even split in School representation - 53% from ASSAM and 47% from Health Sciences.


  • 56% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC provided a good range of facilities and services
  • 69% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC was clean
  • 52% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC had modern, good quality equipment
  • However, only 49% agreed or strongly agreed the LRC's atmosphere and appearance was appealing


We take all comments and findings into account when updating our operational plan, which can also be found on the university website.


Please keep reading the blog and we'll post further analysis over the coming months.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Science Classic

The LRC now has access to Science Classic. Published by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, this provides full text archival content of the journal Science, 1880-1996.
Access is via our Databases A-Z:
http://libguides.qmu.ac.uk/databaselist/s

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Palgrave Macmillan Journal Access


 

The publisher Palgrave Macmillan have opened up access to all their journal content for the month of March.   



Thursday, 26 February 2015

Creative industries : critical readings and concepts

New 4 volume reference work in stock for cultural management students! Click on link for more information:
http://libguides.qmu.ac.uk/culturalmanagement

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Business Research Methods

To support the module B3136 Business Research Methods a new resources page has been created on the Business Management subject guide:
http://libguides.qmu.ac.uk/businessandmanagement/researchmethods

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New Electronic Resources

The Library has made some changes to its electronic resources for 2015:
ScienceDirect - the journals we have access to have moved to electronic only, with the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology being added to the list.
BMJ journals - these have also moved to electronic only. We still retain access to the print+electronic versions of the BMJ itself.
Taylor and Francis - We have taken the new Social Sciences and Humanities deal. Journals have moved to electronic only.
Wiley - we will have access to the full collection of electronic journals via SHEDL (Scottish Higher Education Digital Library)
RCN titles - Current material is no longer available from CINAHL, however existing content to Nov 2014 will remain available. We have placed orders for 3 titles – Nurse Researcher, Nursing Management and Nursing Older People.
American Psychological Association - We have cancelled our 6 print titles and subscribed to the new Eduserv deal for psycarticles
HeinOnline and Westlaw - Subscriptions to these law databases have been taken out to support the new MSC in Dispute Resolution.
 
The electronic journals Gastronomica and Food and Foodways have also been purchased to support the MSc in Gastronomy.