Category Archives: Library Services information

The British Standards Institution are adding a new security feature to their documents

What’s happening to BSI documents?The British Standards Institution (BSI) is improving the digital security of it’s documents.To do this it is adding an extra layer of security to the documents it provides access to.The BSI will be introducing a new … Continue reading

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The pleasure of reading

It may not have escaped the notice of students and staff that a number of exciting changes have taken place to the College’s Library’s over the past few months and one of the key areas which has been focussed on … Continue reading

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Westlaw is changing how it will look in July.

One of our key legal databases is having a face-lift, and in this case we like what we see! There are some good things for students: Greater promotion of Topic pages (the new version of Insight) as the way to … Continue reading

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Independent Living in the Library

In November the library launched its special collection to support our Independent Living and Skills for Employment students. For the past 3 years the Library has been situated next to their classrooms but most students never thought of borrowing anything … Continue reading

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Library Research finds that the quality and quantity of research sources appears to impact on dissertation marks.

The quality and quantity of research sources appears to impact on dissertation marks. Julia Sherrington, Academic Liaison Librarian for Art, recently undertook some investigations into the types of sources being used in dissertations within the School of Arts.  She looked … Continue reading

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ESOL Reading Week at Bradford College

It’s ESOL Reading Week at Bradford College! The Library has organised a set of quizzes and a display to inspire and enthuse our ESOL readers taking part. Julie, librarian for ESOL in Bradford College, says “the Library hopes you will … Continue reading

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To Renew or Auto-Renew… our Librarians give a paper at the Koha User Group, November 2018

To Renew or Auto-Renew… our Librarians give a paper at the Koha User Group, November 2018 In 2016/2017, the Library undertook a major review of our Library Management System with the result that we moved all our data and systems … Continue reading

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Library Resource of the month – Journals

This month we want to highlight the fantastic print journals at your physical fingertips. Do people still read print magazines?  Journal publishers are reporting that print is restrictive in terms of accessibility and content length. Academic articles are increasingly online, … Continue reading

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Access to Bradford College online library resources directly from Google Scholar

Did you know that you can now access articles directly from a Google Scholar search if we have a Bradford College subscription to them? If you haven’t used it before, Google Scholar is a search engine that covers scholarly literature, … Continue reading

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Library Resource of the Month – Library Help Guides

This month we have been promoting December’s Resource of the Month – our new Library Help Guides.  These are also known as Libguides and are widely used by librarians across the UK and worldwide to curate library collections and share … Continue reading

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