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Guide for Retired Staff

Library facilities for retired staff

The library offers enhanced loan and study facilities to retired members of staff.

Library resources and services include:

  • Journals - print format
  • Subject librarians
  • Subject specific online resources
  • Your library account
  • View your loans

Please note that under the terms of our user licenses with publishers, some electronic resources are not available.

Library catalogue

Using the library catalogue you can check what books, journals, DVDs, student projects etc. the library holds. It tells you whether an item is in stock, if it is on loan, how many copies are available and where it is shelved.

Borrowing entitlements

You can borrow a maximum of 2 items per week

  • General collection—2 items per week with 9 automatic renewals unless recalled
  • Short loan/reference/theses collection/journals—cannot be borrowed
  • 2 DVDs —for 3 days with 3 automatic renewals unless recalled

Journals

The library has a large collection of print journals covering all diciplines.

Wifi Access

Retired staff can apply to be set up with wifi access when in the Library. It takes about two weeks after they hand in the application. Contact the library

Subject librarians

Subject specific guides and resources are available through the library website. These guides are maintained by a subject librarian. You can access them using the links below:

If you wish to suggest the addition of resources please contact the subject librarian for the relevant subject.

Subject Librarians can assist you with your research, particularly in terms of search strategies and with identifying appropriate information sources relevant to your subject.

Planning and producing theses and dissertations

Get a feel for previous work done in your field by looking at the theses available in the library. You will find student projects, dissertations and theses in the reference area of the library, these are available for library use only. The library has a number of guides on research and thesis production. See Library Guides
The library has a collection of online tutorials which include tutorials on thinking critically, referencing, avoiding plagierism,

Writing styles

When producing your research work, you should adhere to a particular writing style. Please liaise with your department to see which style they use. Please ensure you consult our writing styles guide on this website.

Useful websites

The following sites should help in writing your thesis:

Citing sources:

Library online tutorials which include tutorials on thinking critically, referencing, avoiding plagierism,
Citation Managers and Referencing Software

http://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/works_cited

How to write a PhD thesis:

http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/thesis.html

Writing up research:

http://www.languages.ait.asia/writing-research/

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