Monday, November 23, 2015

Survey! Win £75!

Tell us what you think of the Library, Archives and Collections by taking the Learning Resources Student Survey which is now open. We will be glad of the feedback, you will be helping to build a better service for all, and you will also be in with a chance to win £75. The winner gets the choice of Artstore vouchers or book vouchers .

The survey is only 20 questions but the answers you provide  really do have a big influence on how we develop the service. For example it was survey data that was used to make the case for additional funding to extend the Library opening hours by 50% in January. Get cracking!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Using Turnitin Tuesday 21st October iMac Training Room 5.30pm

Tuesday the 24th of November's Library Twilight class will focus on learning how to submit files to Turnitin. It will cover what Turnitin is, how to prepare your file for submission and also how to submit files.

So if you are new to using Turnitin and want to know more about it, then pop along to the iMac Training room on level 2 of the Library at 5.30pm on Tuesday the 24th of November to find out more.

Digital Montage Thursday 19th of November iMac Lab Library 5.30pm

Interested in using Adobe Photoshop to create montages? Then come along to the Digital Images Montages Twilight Class. You can learn how to refine your montages using layers to modify images.

So come along to the iMac Training Room on the second floor of the Library at 5.30pm on Thursday the 19th of November.

Monday, November 16, 2015

GSA Library Student Forum Tuesday 17th November Quiet Study Space from 1pm

Come along to out GSA Library Student Forum and find out what we are up to in the library as well as letting us know what we do well and what we can do better! It will be taking place on Tuesday the 17th of November between 1 and 2pm on Level 2 in the Quiet Study Space. Lunch will be provided and printing credits will be topped up for all who come along to the forum.

Cite It Right! Tuesday 17th November Quiet Study Space 5.30pm

Confused about how to reference? Why not come along to Cite It Right! and learn all about how to reference using the MHRA referencing convention. David Buri will guide you through this workshop which anyone can come along to.

Cite It Right! takes place in the Quiet Study Space on Level 2 of the Library at 5.30pm.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Up The Resolution! Thursday 12th of November iMac Lab Library 5.30pm

We’ll be exploring scanning in Photoshop in the Up The Resolution Twilight Class. This class will help you understand scanning, file formats, resolutions and image enhancement.

So come along to the iMac Training Room on the second floor of the Library at 5.30pm on Thursday the 12th of November.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

New print books on Research Methodology

Following on from our update on our new ebooks on research methodology, this month we have added several new print titles to the catalogue to support anyone conducting research at GSA, from undergraduate to professional level. 

Systematic approaches to a successful literature review  by Andrew Booth is a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature review that covers topics such as concept analysis, scoping, and mapping, as well as a guide to writing up and presenting your project. This book is aimed at researchers at all levels.

Social Research Methods by Alan Bryman covers qualitative and quantitative research methods without complicated mathematical formulae. It's also accompanied by an online resource centre which includes an Excel tutorial guide, and real-life student experiences. 

We also have the third edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, which has 14 new topics such arts-based inquiry and the politics of evaluation.

Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data, by Herbert Rubin and Irene Rubin, will guide you through interviewing step-by-step. The book assumers you're a begginner, is written in a clear conversational tone and highlights how to recover from common mistakes interviewers make. 

If you're interested in writing or using case studies, we have Case Study Research: Design and Methods by Robert Yin. It includes tutorials, sections on values and ethics, and exemplary case studies. 

Finally, if you're writing about film or using film as a source, Using Film as a Source by Sian Barber, is intended for both research which uses film in disciplines like social and cultural history and politics, as well as students or researchers writing specifically about film.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Library Closed 2nd November 2015

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Monday the 2nd of November  This is due to a school holiday. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library and Computer Centre will be open as normal from Tuesday the 3rd of November at 8am.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Adobe Photoshop Thursday 29th of October iMac Lab Library 5.30pm

Come along, on Thursday the 29th of October, to a fantastic class about designing using Adobe Photoshop. You'll be shown that Photoshop is not a verb and learn some fantastic tricks!

Come along to the iMac lab on Level 2 of the libraryfor a 5.30pm kick off on Thursday the 29th of October. Remember if you have your own device with Adobe Photoshop installed on it, then you can bring it along and free up a computer for someone else to use.