• Phase 2 of midnight opening – coming soon!!

    If you cast your minds back to before Christmas……you may remember that the University Library at Ormskirk was open until midnight from 22nd November for 4 weeks (Monday to Thursday).  I am pleased to report that there was enough uptake, and positive feedback, to warrant running a second phase of midnight opening for 6 weeks in…

  • Lights Camera Action “Take 2 on the Clock”.

    Behind The Technology As some people will be aware, Peter Salmon Director of BBC North, opened our HD (High Definition) Studio in December 2010. My update then was to explain why the studio was designed in this particular way, the student experience and what this brings to Edge Hill University. The next scene is what…

  • Exam Revision and Inspiration® mind mapping software

    Exam Revision and Inspiration® mind mapping software Inspiration® software can be used as a tool for developing  memorable exam revision techniques and is fun to use.  The  software is accessible to all Edge Hill students from the desktop and is very easy to use.  Users create a picture of their ideas and concepts in the form of a…

  • New material for all our Libraries – it is all about resources!

    All the material in our University libraries has been suggested and recommended by the academic staff in liaison with staff from our Information Resources and Academic services teams – a very successful collaborative effort! From the start of the 2010/2011 academic year up to today, we can report that 7,868 new items have been added to…

  • RefWorks for Postgraduate Students

    RefWorks is an online reference management tool designed to help gather, manage, store and share bibliographic information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. These one hour, hands on workshops will enable you to organise your references, export references into RefWorks from online resources and generate citations and bibliographies as you write. Tue 18 January…

  • New Humanities Database on Trial

    We have got a trial of another full text journal collection from Ebsco. Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.  The database includes full text for nearly 1,200 journals. The collection has been added to our Ebsco collection and can be found at…

  • Project Muse Journals on trial

    We have taken out a trial to the Humanities Collection from Project Muse. Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing full text online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities journals. The journals are indexed and peer-reviewed. The Humanities Collection consists of 167 journals and can be accessed at Project…

  • Lights, Camera and Action

    A week has passed since Peter Salmon, the Director of BBC North, opened our new High Definition (HD) studio in the LINC building. I must say it was a real coup for us to have Peter take time out of his very busy schedule and officially open the new facility. Peter is a major player…

  • Christmas at the University Library

    For the third year running and in response to customer feedback, the University Library at Ormskirk will be open for two extra days during the Christmas period. This is a great chance to use the Library’s resources, study spaces and help desks. So, if you need that bit of extra time and space to revise…

  • Help with Word, PowerPoint or Excel

    Remember the ICT: Self Help Guide module in Blackboard contains comprehensive guides to each of these applications.