Don’t forget your student card if you want to visit the Library in person!

We know that occasionally, distance learners like to visit the Library in person. Just a reminder that from today, Monday 24th April, until the 26th May, you will need to bring your campus (student) card with you to access the Sheila Silver Library at City campus.

Your Campus Card should be sent to you when you enrol on your course. If you have not received it, please email: campuscard@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Here are the access arrangements in more detail:

  • From Monday 24 April until the end of Semester 2, daytime access to the Sheila Silver Library at city campus will be limited to Leeds Beckett students, staff, and guest users. So, from 24 April, you will need to have your Campus Card (also known as your staff or student card) with you at all times to access the Sheila Silver Library.
  • This change is in response to student feedback, to help support your learning, and to give you priority in finding study spaces within the Library.
  • If you have your Campus Card with you, you’ll be able to enter immediately by scanning your card at the gate. If you forget your Campus Card, that’s not a problem – you’ll still be able to enter the Library after a brief delay to sign in.
  • If you need a replacement campus card you can get this from the Student Hub. If you are required to come onto campus for your exams you’ll also need your card to prove your identity.
  • Headingley Campus Library remains open to the public during the day as usual, as the layout of the building doesn’t allow for restricted access.
  • The Library is still open 24/7 to all Leeds Beckett students and staff. Please note you will be breaching student regulations if you lend your Card to anyone else.

Hopefully, the new access arrangements will be helpful to everyone’s studies.

If you have any questions about this, or anything else Library, please do contact the Offsite team and we’ll do our utmost to help you.

Need help with Academic Skills?

Check out the latest Podcast from the Skills for Learning webpages.

The Skills for Learning Podcast explores a variety of academic skills topics such as essay writing, plagiarism and statistics.

The current episode, Analysing Research Data – Part 1, will help you understand the different types of quantitative data.

Previous episodes include Literature Reviews, Reflection and Critical Thinking.

Off-campus access: If you are accessing the site off-campus, you will be asked to log in using your user id and password from your student card. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Skills for Learning is a collection of resources to support the learning and teaching of academic skills.

Check out their website as it features a variety of resources on the use of IT, numeracy, academic literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, working with others and research skills.

To find out ‘Whats new’ or to explore  ‘Popular resources’ take a look at the Skills for Learning ‘Updates’.

Please contact the Offsite team if you have questions, we are here to help you.

Easter Break!

The Library will be open 24/7 over Easter.  If you are planning on visiting the Library please check out the Opening Hours page which provides further information on when staff are available to help you.

Staff from the Offsite team will be here to help Monday to Friday 08:30 – 19:00 throughout the Easter vacation with the exception of Good Friday (April 14th) and Easter Monday (April 17th).

If you are coming onto campus don’t forget to bring your Campus Card with you to issue or return books or use the Library overnight.

Please Note! From Monday 24 April you will need to your Campus Card with you at all times to access Sheila Silver Library.

 

Remember you can:

 

Happy Easter from the Offsite team, please contact us with any questions or assistance, we are here to help.

 

Access to Sheila Silver Library – Campus Card required

Please see below the changes that may affect you if you visit the Sheila Silver Library, City Campus.

If you are likely to be coming on to campus 24 April – 26 May, you’ll need a campus card, if you don’t already have one here’s how to get one:

  • Your Campus Card should be sent to you when you enrol on your course. If you have not received it, please email: campuscard@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

 

Please see the information below on the changes that will occur on the 24 April:

 

From Monday 24 April until the end of Semester 2 access to Sheila Silver Library will be limited to Leeds Beckett students, staff, and guest users.  From 24 April you will need to have your Campus Card (also known as your staff or student card) with you at all times to access the Sheila Silver Library.

This change is in response to your feedback, to help support your learning, and to give you priority in finding study spaces within the Library.

If you forget your Campus Card, you’ll still be able to enter the Library after a brief delay to sign in. If you have your Campus Card you’ll be able to enter immediately by scanning your card at the gate.

If you need a replacement campus card you can get this from the Student Hub.  If you are required to come onto campus for your exams you’ll also need your card to prove your identity.

Headingley Campus Library remains open to the public during the day as usual, as the infrastructure currently in place in the James Graham Building does not allow for restricted access.

The Library is still open 24/7 to all Leeds Beckett students and staff. Please note you will be breaching student regulations if you lend your Card to anyone else.

 

If you have any questions please contact the Offsite team and we will be happy to help you.

MyBeckett Support

Need support using MyBeckett.  Check out the range of information and help available to you.

From the Library website click on the MyBeckett Support button on the right hand side of the web page:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can view help on a variety of topics including:

  • MyBeckett
  • Turnitin
  • Resource List
  • Google Apps

Just click on the tab relating to the subject information you require to find a detailed list of guides and videos to support you.

 

If you have any questions the Offsite team are here to help.

 

And why not come and join us on the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community – you will find updates, information, guidance, hints and tips and more.

Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community is a place for all Leeds Beckett distance learning students, across all courses, to chat to each other and to ask questions to the Distance Learning Unit.

Sign up here to become part of the community.

 

Need some support with your subject?

Did you know we have a team of Academic Librarians who specialise in individual subject areas? They’ve created these subject specific guides to Library resources to help you with your studies.

The Academic Librarians also support your studies through:

  • school liaison – working with your school to ensure the Library has the resources you need
  • collection development – purchasing resources for your course
  • teaching – delivering inductions, one-to-one appointments and specialist sessions to help you develop your skills
  • research support – supporting staff and research students to make the most of information sources

subject-guides

 

To find out more and meet your Academic Librarian click on your subject area from the list shown and discover a wealth of information, help, guides and resources relevant to your subject area.

Topics included are:

  • Books
  • Databases
  • Dissertations and Projects
  • Evaluating Information
  • Journals
  • Literature Reviews
  • Referencing
  • Websites

and much more!

If you have any questions please contact the Offsite team, we’re happy to help.

Discover the new features in Discover!

Discover is the best place to start your research and we’ve added some new features to it to help you search for information and articles:

  • We’ve moved our A-Z eJournals list into Discover so you can enter the title of a journal and search within it.
  • The Subject Support pages’ Discover search box enables you to search resources just for your subject area.
  • A few of the databases we subscribe to aren’t searchable from Discover. So , to find these, click on Other Resources for your Subject on the right hand side of the Search Results in Discover.
  • Research Starters can be useful to help when you are at the first stages of your research. These are encyclopedia descriptions of popular terms to provide a basic understanding of the subject. They also link to other key terms which you can use to perform a more in-depth search.
  • Remember if you want to retrieve your search results or articles you’ll need the permalink! This is a permanent and stable link that will last. Don’t just copy the URL from your browser’s address bar as this won’t work after you have closed your session.

Check out all of these videos for more information on these features in Discover!

It’s best to create a My EBSCOhost account to save your search results (EBSCO is the provider of Discover). Once you have registered an account you can add articles to your folder to easily access the ones you want to view. Don’t save your results to the temporary folder as anything saved here will be lost when you log out of your session. For more information about saving your search results check out this video

If you need any more help with any of these aspects of Discover then http://bit.ly/LLIContactUs. We are also aware that some people are experiencing issues with accessing Discover depending on which internet browser they are using. We have provided some information about alternative ways of accessing it to help with this.