Take the stress out of referencing with our EndNote Web workshops!

Students working together on a laptopThere are still spaces available on our upcoming EndNote Web workshops for undergraduates and masters students.

Come along to learn how to use EndNote Web to…

  • store details of the books and articles you read
  • download references from databases such as the Web of Science
  • insert citations in your Word documents
  • build a bibliography in a style of your choosing at the click of a button

Workshop times

Wednesday 21 February, 14:00 – 15:30
Wednesday 7 March, 14:00 – 15:30

Book your place

Book your place via the ‘Library course bookings’ link on the RISISweb portal. The bookings link is located in the ‘Actions’ tab if you’re a student. If you’re a member of staff click on ‘Specialist Actions’ in the ‘Specialist Actions’ tab.

This workshop is part of the Student Training and Experience Programme (STEP) and counts towards the RED Award.

Can’t make these dates?

Contact your Liaison Librarian who can offer individual advice on using EndNote Web.

Book EndNote Web training for easy referencing!

Student studyingThere are spaces still available on next week’s EndNote Web workshop for undergraduates and masters students.

Come along to learn how to use EndNote Web to…

  • store details of the books and articles you read
  • download references from databases such as the Web of Science
  • insert citations in your Word documents
  • build a bibliography in a style of your choosing at the click of a button

Workshop time

Wednesday 25 October, 14:00 – 15:30

Book your place

Book your place via the ‘Library course bookings’ link on the RISISweb portal. The bookings link is located in the ‘Actions’ tab if you’re a student. If you’re a member of staff click on ‘Specialist Actions’ in the ‘Specialist Actions’ tab.

This workshop is part of the Student Training and Experience Programme (STEP) and counts towards the RED Award.

Unable to make this date?

Check the EndNote training webpage for other dates when this workshop is running this term.

Sally Smith, Learning Support Co-ordinator

Video for teaching and learning – find out more at TEL Fest 2017!

Recently we posted our Info Tip about some of our great Video streaming resources that you can use in lectures and course materials to engage students and bring some variety to your teaching and learning. If you are a member of Staff at University of Reading and would like to find out more the Library will be getting involved with some of the events at this week’s TEL Fest 2017!

Tuesday 11 July, 13:00-14:00 we’ll be at the TEL Roadshow to talk informally about Box of Broadcasts and how you can use it in lectures, reading lists and BlackBoard. Come and join us in Carrington 201- no need to book, just drop in at 13:00 for a bite to eat and a chat!

Thursday 13 July, 14:30-16:00 Markeda Cole from Learning on Screen is presenting: Bob’s your uncle! Using TV & radio programmes from Box of Broadcasts to enhance T & L – more information and how to book a place on this session

So come along and get involved in the festival experience!

Natalie Guest, Multimedia manager

‘Finding your way’ workshops continue this week

Library workshopNot sure how to use the Library? Don’t panic! There are still places available on our one-hour ‘Finding your way’ workshops. They will continue to run during Week 1 of Term (26 September – 30 September).

Workshops cover:

  • searching the Enterprise Library catalogue to find books on your reading lists
  • interpreting your catalogue search results, so you know where to find the item you need
  • going to the shelves to find a book
  • borrowing and returning books
  • plus other tips on making the most of your Library

Take the opportunity to find your way to the books you need before your reading starts to pile up!

Book your place via the ‘Library course bookings’ link, located in the ‘Actions’ tab on the RISISweb Portal.

Sally Smith, Learning Support Co-ordinator

Pay your fines online!

Staff and students with campus cards! You, (but only you) can pay Library fines online! If you haven’t tried this before, here’s a guide on how to do it.

Step 1: Logging in 

Go to the University of Reading Campus Card Portal at cardfinance.reading.ac.uk and login with your University username and password.

Step 2:

Click on the ‘Library Fines’ link on the left side of the page.

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This page will display how many fines/bills you have to pay and what available funds you have. Before you tick the box, the text below will be orange. Tick the box to select your fines.

Step 4:

Now the box is ticked and your fines are selected, the text will turn green. Beside the ‘Pay Now’ button, you will see the total amount you are about to pay. Click the ‘Pay Now’ button to confirm the transaction. The total amount will be deducted from your available funds.

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Step 5:

Once the transaction is complete, red text will tell you how much in total you have paid. Your fines should now be clear.

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You can pay fines at either the Ground Floor Information Desk or Self-Service Point fines payment machines; or by payment card over the telephone (0118 378 8770) for amounts over £5.00.

Rachel Redrup, Marketing Co-ordinator

Changes to Library printing and photocopying

close up of photocopierNew printer/copier/scanners have been installed in the Library as part of the new University-wide Managed Print Service. The new multifunctional devices allow you to print, copy, and scan to email anywhere on campus, often in colour as well as black and white. We apologise for any inconvenience during transition to the new system.

Where are the Library devices?

You can now print, copy or scan on more Library floors than before! Public devices are located on:

  • 4th Floor – north side
  • 3rd Floor – north side
  • 2nd  Floor – north side
  • 1st Floor (Rooms 105, 108, 109 and large PC area)
  • Ground Floor (Course Collection)

How do I use them and pay?

Print queues to select include:

  • FollowMe-BW on uorprint.rdg.ac.uk
  • FollowMe-Colour on uorprint.rdg.ac.uk

Students: Devices are activated using your Campus Card – hold it against the white ‘card in a circle’ sticker – or login with your username and password. Pay via your online account – top up online or with £1/£2 coins or £5 /£10 notes at the new Library Top-up Kiosk.

Staff: you also need your Campus Card to activate devices – ask in your department about permissions.

Visitors:  Please buy a £1.50 copy card from the Ground Floor Information Desk and top up with cash at the Ground Floor Top-up Kiosk. (If you still have an ‘Off the Glass’ card from our previous system, please exchange it for a new one, free of charge, at the Ground Floor Information Desk. To transfer an existing balance to your new copy card please email campuscard@reading.ac.uk quoting both card numbers.)

When can I use them?

Throughout Library opening hours, but please be prepared to complete copying/printing 15 minutes before closing time.

What are the costs?

Prices initially remain as before but revised prices will be advertised shortly.

Problems?

All faults with any device should be reported directly to IT quoting the Konika number on the front. Phone 0118 378 6262, use the Self Service Help Desk at www.reading.ac.uk/it or email it@reading.ac.uk

Rebecca Ashley, Library User Services and Rachel Redrup, Marketing Co-ordinator

Help finding project information with ‘LibLearn’

Girl studying with laptop in LibraryLibLearn, our self-paced Blackboard course, has expanded and now has an additional tutorial:

LibLearn 3: searching databases for your project/dissertation

This tutorial covers selecting databases; working out search strategies; and, how to search effectively.  Like the other tutorials, it is accessible to all users with a  University of Reading username and password; and, there are quizzes to test yourself on what you have learnt.

Find out more about LibLearn

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Need help with referencing? Workshop this Wednesday!

Handwritten citationNot sure how to reference? Come to a workshop this Wednesday February 27 in S@iL room 108 in the Library from 14:00 – 14:45.

There is still time to book your last-minute place at the Ground Floor Information Desk in the University Library or email library@reading.ac.uk

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