We’re celebrating Global Engagement Week at Leeds Beckett!
The Library is committed to global engagement
Did you know the Offsite team has been in contact with, and supports students from over 40 different countries Worldwide?
Let’s look at that on the World map:
Can you see where you are?
How globally engaged are you?
The Library can support students to take the first steps in becoming globally engaged:
- Think about who has written the resources you use, and where the research has come from
- Maybe your course reading has made you aware of the wider global the community and its issues, for example responsible tourism
- Have you been inspired to learn another language at Leeds Beckett? The Library has a fantastic range of foreign language resources – check out the language subject support page
Think about the skills and knowledge you are developing now and how you might use them to live and work in a global community.
In addition, the Library:
- supports students wherever you are in the World, 24/7
- is available on the phone, or by chat or email – contact us
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.
Check out your Events Management subject support page for relevant resources, information, help and guides.
Here you will find a list of new book titles, journals, media, key databases and much more.
Just click on the tabs along the top of the page to explore each section.
Use the Search Discover box to find resources for your subject using keyword searches for information on a topic. Please 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.
My Beckett upgrade
Some of you may have heard that MyBeckett was due to be upgraded this week, from Monday 31st July. This upgrade is now postponed until January. We’ll update you nearer the time.
Turnitin will be having some downtime for upgrading on Saturday 5th August, from 3pm to 9pm.
Library closures 6th August and 27th August
If you’re planning to visit the Library in person any time, then there are two important dates to remember:
- Sunday 6 August – 6am to 1pm Headingley Library closed. Sheila Silver Library open.
- Sunday 27 August – 6am to 1pm Sheila Silver Library, City Campus closed. Headingley Library open
We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience that these updates may cause.
Don’t forget the Library website always gives you access to over 140,000 quality online resources, you can contact the Library 24/7 for support and information with MyBeckett, Library and IT (including password resets) and the Offsite team are also here to help throughout the summer.
Hope you’re having a relaxing summer, from all in the Offsite team!
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.
Did you know that every month a large number of free titles are added to the ejournals collection as well as additional sources of existing titles.
Collections added/updated can be found on Pressreader.
Also check out your subject support pages for relevant resources online.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Offsite team with any questions, we are here to help you.
A new Accessibility page has been added to the eBooks guide on the Library website. The page features FAQs explaining how you can make eBooks more accessible, including instructions for each different platform on changing the text size, changing the font and background colours, and having eBooks read aloud.
As a Distance Learner you may be a regular user of eBooks and find these handy tips helpful for your studies.
Some of our ebooks (from one particular provider) are unavailable for the week beginning 17th August 2015. This is to allow us to make upgrades and refresh content. They should be available again by Friday 21st August 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
In the meantime we still have lots of other ebooks available. If you haven’t used ebooks yet, why not give them a try? More information is available on the Library website, including a guide to finding and using ebooks.
Please contact Offsite if you have any queries.
Due to systems maintenance, the following resources will be unavailable on Tuesday 30 June, between 07:00 and 09:00 BST:
- Digimap / Geology Digimap / Historical Digimap
- UK Data Service
- Box of Broadcasts
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can see alternative databases for your subject on your Subject Guide.
If you need help finding information, remember Library staff are here throughout the summer to answer your enquiries, so please contact Offsite or contact the Library.