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Merry Xmas from Library Research Services & OA Owl

We hope all our PGRs and researchers have a good Xmas break. Try to squeeze some rest and relaxation in between the research duties!

Most of Library Research Services are finishing early for Xmas, but Selina will be available until 12noon on Thursday 21st December, so email if you need any urgent help before the holidays.

Library Opening Over Xmas You can find the full library opening hours here.

But remember...

There are no staffed services between Friday 22nd December to Monday 1st January, but the library building is open on most days.The library building is closed on Monday 25th Dec, Tuesday 26th December and Monday 1st January. We will be back from Tuesday January 2nd.

Changes to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) recently unveiled a new look and new features. ODNB is one of the best resources for anyone interested in the history and culture of Britain and its former Empire. Here are a few changes worth knowing. 

LoginIf you have logged in via the Library you do not need to login for a second time. The 'Sign In' options on the left-hand side are for creating a personal account with the ODNB; it doesn't unlock the content for you. (It could be a good idea to create an account however, as it will allow you to save searches and annotations.) 

There are more ways to browse the content. You can now browse biographies by Occupation and Religious Affiliation. For example, browsing by Occupation > Law and crime > Crimes of deception reveals 90 biographies of forgers, fraudsters and swindlers. This includes the intriguing entry for "Carter, Henry [Harry] (1749 1829), smuggler and Methodist preacher".…

You can now export multiple citations from Google Scholar

You can now export multiple citations from Google Scholar if you have a Google Account.
Go to Google Scholar and sign into your Google Account.Conduct your search.Click on the Star icon (Save) under each reference you want to export.Then click on My Library in the top, right of the screen.Select all the references and click on the Export option:

To Export into EndNote

Choose the EndNote option.Open the EndNote file that is created.The references should automatically import into EndNote. To Export into RefWorksChoose the RefMan option.Save the RIS file that is created.Login to your RefWorks account.Click on the plus (+) button.Choose Import References.Add the RIS file you just saved.Set the file import option to RIS - Reference Manager.Click import and your references will be imported.

--- Good Practice Tip: Always check that all the reference information you need has been imported - e.g. for a journal article =  author, title, journal name,. volume, issue, page numbers. If it has not th…