• New Electronic Resources

    Learning Services have taken out subscriptions to two new electronic databases: Business Source Premier is a full-text database containing over 2,000 management journals Academic Search Premier is also a full-text database and contains over 2,000 journals across a large number of subject areas Both databases can be accessed via the library catalogue library.edgehill.ac.uk

  • ZETOC – keeping informed of new publications

    Zetoc is a great tool for keeping up-to-date with new developments in your field. It provides access to the British Library’s electronic Table of Contents service which contains around 20,000 current journals and the 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database covers 1993 to date, and is updated on a daily. It includes an […]

  • Say Hi to Walter

    A project team has been working hard over the past 18 months to redesign and develop a new Learning Services web site. W-ALTER (Web Alter) as the project is fondly known, has also looked at intranet content, blogs and wikis. The results of the project will be released on Monday 21st September, with the launch […]

  • Funky new Library

    For those of you who’ve been away working really hard on your studies all Summer (or just working really hard) you’ll notice some changes to the University Library at Ormskirk. We have put in some snazzy new self issue machines, which are using a new technology called RFID – Radio Frequency Identification. This means that […]

  • Why not visit the Woodlands Library?

    Woodlands Library at Chorley tends to be largely unknown to the majority of our students. Many a student will arrive through the door unsure of their rights and privileges, and in many cases that Woodlands even exists. After it is explained to them that they have the same rights as they would at the Ormskirk […]

  • Creating a group of bloggers

    A group session was held yesterday, Friday 13th March (hope that isn’t a bad omen!) which brought together a group of volunteers from Learning Services, who were interested in, wanted to know more about, thought they should be, or already were – blogging. As the saying goes, one volunteer is worth a hundred pressed men […]

  • Physical Education Index on trial

    We have got a new online database on trial. It is called Physical Education Index It needs a username and password for the trial. Please contact Maureen Richardson “CSA Physical Education Index allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information in this comprehensive database. These abstracts feature a wide variety […]

  • My favourite blog

    I really like the blog managed by Terry Bucknell at Liverpool University: Liverpool University E Resources News I contribute to the JIBS blog at Jibs News I think that using  a blog will be a quick and effective way of updating our users. It will also give me the chance to disseminate new ideas regarding […]

  • Learning Technology Blogs

    As part of getting this new Learning Services blog going, we’ve been asked to link to a couple of blogs in our professional area, that we use a lot. As an overview of the Learning Technology area, I’d always recommend subscribing to George Siemen’s eLearnspace blog. This is a very frequently updated record of most […]

  • Two e-learning blogs I sometimes use.

    Hi Here are a couple of blogs which I’ve found interesting and or useful over the past few months.  The first is Janes e-learning pick of the day: http://janeknight.typdpad.com.  Jane’s “Top 100” has signposted to unknown and reinforced known technologies and services. The second is one I stumbled apon – and then got more interested […]