Discover the new features in Discover!

Discover is the best place to start your research and we’ve added some new features to it to help you search for information and articles:

  • We’ve moved our A-Z eJournals list into Discover so you can enter the title of a journal and search within it.
  • The Subject Support pages’ Discover search box enables you to search resources just for your subject area.
  • A few of the databases we subscribe to aren’t searchable from Discover. So , to find these, click on Other Resources for your Subject on the right hand side of the Search Results in Discover.
  • Research Starters can be useful to help when you are at the first stages of your research. These are encyclopedia descriptions of popular terms to provide a basic understanding of the subject. They also link to other key terms which you can use to perform a more in-depth search.
  • Remember if you want to retrieve your search results or articles you’ll need the permalink! This is a permanent and stable link that will last. Don’t just copy the URL from your browser’s address bar as this won’t work after you have closed your session.

Check out all of these videos for more information on these features in Discover!

It’s best to create a My EBSCOhost account to save your search results (EBSCO is the provider of Discover). Once you have registered an account you can add articles to your folder to easily access the ones you want to view. Don’t save your results to the temporary folder as anything saved here will be lost when you log out of your session. For more information about saving your search results check out this video

If you need any more help with any of these aspects of Discover then Contact Us.  We are also aware that some users are seeing a blank screen when using Internet Explorer to access Discover and electronic resources.  We recommend using Firefox for Windows operating systems but please Contact Us if you need any help.

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Assignment Deadline!

You can’t put it off any longer. Your assignment deadlines are looming and it’s time to focus!

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Luckily the Library is open 24/7 so you can avoid all those distractions at home and come in and study whenever suits you best.

Make sure you choose the right study environment, whether you need to work in a group or in silence. We have now have a brand new group study room in LS105 at Sheila Silver Library and you can take a virtual tour of the room before you visit!

If you’re working on a group project you can also book a Student Meeting Room to help you prepare.141201_library-city_dsc_6761

Don’t forget to take regular breaks as well, and keep hydrated (water fountains are in JG250 in Headingley Library and on the first, second and third floors of Sheila Silver Library).

Or if you do study better at home you can access over 140,000 electronic resources from your own laptop; get advice 24/7 via Library Chat and even send your work to a Library printer and pick it up when you come in.

If you need help with formatting, page numbers and generally making your assignments look pretty then take a look at the Skills for Learning resources or book on one of their workshops. 

Please save your work regularly.   If you’re submitting your assignment in hard copy make sure you have topped up your Campus Card with credit and give yourself time to bind your work if you need to. Help on printing and binding is available on the Library website. And remember if you’re graduating this year only top up your print account with small amounts.

MyBeckett have a fantastic “Assignment Survival Guide” to help you if you are submitting online. (Go to the Assessment section and click Assignment Survival Guide). There’s also information about Turnitin if you’ve been asked to submit through this, including a video to guide you through the process.

But whether it’s online or in print please take the Library’s advice (we do have many years of experience!) and don’t leave it all until the last minute (or even hour!).  Skills for Learning’s assignment calculator is a great tool to help you plan your time.