Wednesday, 12 December 2012

How to reference images, diagrams and tables

We've been asked a few times lately how to reference images.  If your image, diagram or table is from a journal article or book then you should reference the journal article or book and include the page number.

Our Write and Cite guide for the QM Harvard style of referencing tells us on page 20 how to reference online images, diagrams and tables.  Details should be set out in the following order and with the punctuation as indicated:

Title of image or a description (in italics).
online image [in square brackets]
Available at: followed by the internet address
Date accessed. [in square brackets]

LRC at night in colour. 2008. [online image] Available at: [Accessed December 12 2012].

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Springer eJournals link

We're pleased to report that the problem with accessing Springer eJournals via our eJournals A-Z list has now been resolved.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Holiday opening

The Learning Resource Centre will be staffed as normal until 5pm on Friday 21 December 2012.  Normal staffed hours then resume at 9 am on Thursday 3rd January 2013. 

The Learning Resource Centre will remain open throughout the holiday period, 24 hours a day.  However, planned maintenance of the building may take place at short notice, which may necessitate the closure of the LRC.  If you intend to use the LRC during this period, please phone in advance to check that the LRC is indeed open on 0131 474 0000.  Remember that off-campus access to all electronic resources is available at any time through the Remote Desktop service. Check our website for details.

And finally, please remember to renew any item you may have on loan.  If you renew 21-day loans now, they will be issued until January.  Any items which are 7-day loans can be renewed into January from Saturday 15th December (provided they are not required by other readers).

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy holiday on behalf of all Learning Services staff.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Springer eJournals

There has been a problem this week with the links to Springer eJournals from our AtoZ listing not working.  Users are taken to a “page does not exist” error page.

This is a problem for anyone who, like QMU, uses the AtoZ service from EBSCO. Both companies have been contacted and we have been assured that they are working together on a solution. Unfortunately we don’t have a timescale for the return to normal service but in the meantime would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.