How to find the latest online resources for your study

Discover the latest ebooks and ejournals for your study.

You’ll find this information under the Library tab in MyBeckett under Resources or on the Library homepage under Resources.

Latest ebooks page

 

Latest ejournals

Please also visit your subject support pages for resources relevant to your subject.

subject-guides

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

We’d love to hear from you!

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Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

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Visiting the library over Christmas and access to using other libraries

Christmas tree December 2017Some of you may be thinking about visiting us or visiting other libraries closer to home over the Christmas period. Our library is open 24/7 throughout the festive season, see the library website for more information and also details of when staff will be available to help if you need us.

The majority of university libraries in the UK and Ireland belong to a reciprocal borrowing scheme called SCONULAccess.

This enables students to access university libraries nearer to their home.  You can apply online, see this short video guide on how to apply for SCONULAccess. Your application will be processed in the Library and an authorisation email sent to you. Take the email along with your Leeds Beckett student card to the university library you wish to access (if you haven’t been sent your student card yet please contact your course administrator). Click here for more information on using other libraries.

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Do not hesitate to get in touch with your friendly Offsite team if you have any questions about this and we wish you all a happy holiday

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

Important news – access to Google student email after 15th December

From 15 December 2017 you will no longer be able to access the archived copy of your Gmail account. This is because in September 2017 the University introduced new Microsoft student email accounts for all students.

We moved all your content (including contacts and email categories) to your new account at that time. If you re-started your course after 31 October you’ll need to contact Student IT Support for help to move content from your old Gmail account.

To access your Microsoft email account login with your University email address and usual login details via the Office 365 portalOffice 365

If you’ve not yet set up your devices to receive your emails or are encountering any problems please see our IT Support pages for help.

You can still use all the other Google applications including Google Drive.

If you have any queries, please contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.

Did you know you can keep track of our news on Social Media? Visit us at the:

Distance Learners can join the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community on Google+ to ask questions and find information and guidance from peers and the Distance Learning Unit.

Studying a Playwork course? Check out help and resources for your study!

If you’re studying Play Therapy or Therapeutic Play Skills the following information is relevant to you!

Check out the Playwork subject page for relevant resources, information, help and guides.

Here you will find a list of new book titles, journals, newspapers, key databases, referencing guides and much more.

Playwork homepage

Click on the tabs along the top of the page to explore each section:

  • Choose Books for useful class numbers, recent titles and a list of other useful titles.

Books tab in playwork

  • Choose Referencing for a What, Why and How on the topic and watch the online referencing tutorial on why and how to cite and reference.

 

Use the Search Discover box on the Welcome tab to find resources for your subject using keyword searches for information on a topic.  For further help please click on the Discover guide on the Welcome page or click on Help with Discover for FAQs on how to use this this search tool.

Discover for playwork

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

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.

Did you know you can keep track of our news via the Offsite Facebook page and Twitter?

Autorenewals and you!

The Library introduced the new automatic renewal system in October, meaning that we’ll keep renewing your Library items for up to 6 months, unless someone else needs the item or you finish your course. Books are issued and renewed week by week, but for Offsite students the books are protected from being requested by anyone else for the first three weeks. So, if you want to borrow something that’s already on loan, you need to request it by putting a hold on it. Distance learners registered with Offsite should place items on hold via Books by Mail.

What happens when you place a hold on a Library item?

If the item is already on loan an email is sent to the University email of the person who has that book, asking them to return the item as it has been requested by another user. They then have a specified number of days to return the item. It’s therefore really important to check your student email if you have books on loan, just to make sure that no-one else has requested them.

Once the item has been returned, the Holds team will process the item. For Offsite users of the Library, the book is then passed  to the Offsite team for posting out to you. Once your hold has been sent, you’ll receive an email to your student email to confirm that the book is on its way!

If you’re not sure how to place a hold, please check out our Offsite page on postal loans where you can also watch our video: How to request books by mail.

If you’ve any queries, please do contact Offsite . You can also contact the main library for help if you wish. Did you know you can keep up to date with our news, or talk to us, on Twitter, Facebook, the Blog or the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community.

Studying Art Psychotherapy? – Check out help and resources for your study!

Check out the Art Therapy subject page for relevant resources, information, help and guides.

 

Art therapy page

Here you will find a list of new book titles, journals, newspapers, key databases, referencing guides and much more.

 

Click on the tabs along the top of the page to explore each section, for example, Books for useful class numbers and recent titles:

Art therapy books tab

For an introduction or refresher on using the Library view the tutorial which offers an overview of the available support and resources, from how to access ebooks and journals to assistance with study skills.

Library induction pic

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

 

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.

Did you know you can keep track of our news via the Offsite Facebook page and Twitter?

Studying Building Services Engineering? Check out help and resources for your study!

Check out your Building Services Engineering subject support page which can be located from the Welcome page for Building and Construction.  Check out the relevant resources, information, help and guides.

Here you will find a list of key book titles, journals and databases and a very helpful presentation on ‘Finding and using Library resources at Leeds Beckett University’ from your Academic Librarian Jennifer Winterburn:

Just click on the tabs along the top of the page to explore each section.

 

 

 

Use the Search Discover box on the Welcome tab to find resources for your subject using keyword searches for information on a topic.  For further help please click on the Discover guide on the Welcome page or click on Help with Discover for FAQs on how to use this this search tool.

 

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

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.