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Get ready for Open Access Week!

October 15, 2013

Next week is Open Access Week, a global event that is now entering its sixth year. The aim of Open Access Week is “an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”. This year, Open Access Week will take place from October 21st to 27th, and at the University of Bolton will be makred by a series of blog posts discussing the various issues surrounding Open Access, and how we at the University of Bolton might get involved. Watch this space!

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Will you be joining us in September?

August 22, 2013

It’s hard to believe how quickly the summer has gone. One minute, we’re noticing the evenings getting lighter and wondering if we might get some sunshine. The next minute, our summer holiday seems like a distant memory (mine certainly does!) and we’re getting everything ready for the start of term. It really won’t be long before we’re welcoming you all for a new academic year.

If you’re new to the University of Bolton, you’re probably starting to wonder what will greet you when you get here. Whether you’ve studied elsewhere, or this is your first venture into higher education, you’ll find that things might be different to what you have been used to previously. I’ll talk in more detail about what the library has to offer as we start the new term, but just as a taster, here’s what you can look forward to when you join us:

  • 24-hour opening during term-time. Supported by security after a certain time, you can access the library 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Check out our opening hours.
  • The library website. A comprehensive guide to library services and links to our resources, the library website is usailly your first port of call. You can find out where to go and who to talk to, as well as discovering what you can access as a member of the University of Bolton.
  • Access to a varied range of electronic resources, including tens of thousands of electronic journals, around 60 electronic databases and several thousand electronic books, which as these are accessible online, are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • A library desk that is staffed with helpful, friendly staff who will always help you access what you need, when you need it.
  • Access to desktop PCs and loanable laptops which can be connected to wifi and used within the library and the Social Learning Zone.

And that’s only the start. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Law student? Read on

June 13, 2013

The University of Bolton law team has adopted OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Authorities), which is the accepted referencing system used by university law schools in the UK. Examples of how to use OSCOLA can be found in the OSCOLA quick guide, while the full guide to OSCOLA provides a more detailed explanation of how to reference your work using this system.

In addition, the Oxford Law page provides extra support such as online guides and tutorials that have been produced by Cardiff University and Newcastle University.

Also, HeinOnline is working as it should now with no need for any additional steps. As ever, if you encounter any problems don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Subject Help Desk.