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HNC Bookshelf News Resources, reviews, events + top tips from HNC Library. March-April-May 2014

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To celebrate the launch of this NEW research service we are inviting students to design a new logo! Your logo could be displayed on the Discovery website and on the Discovery mobile app site too. It will be seen by all the students and staff that use Discovery to get the best research material. There are not many specifics about the design, it would be nice for it to incorporate the words ‘Discovery Online’ or maybe just its initials, but we are mainly looking for something memorable, bold and creative. If you think you can create the winning design please save it as a JPEG (no size specifically) and email it to by Friday 11th April 4.30pm. We look forward to seeing the designs and will reveal the chosen winner after the Easter holidays. A top tip for using Discovery is the ability to create your own profile within it to add specific items to organized folders. It is brilliant for when you are doing group work or working on a project individually. Have you discovered EBSCO #Discovery yet? The brand new, all-in-one research portal? Now available in the Library area on Moodle! It searches the Online Library Catalogue, Ebrary eBooks, and full text Info Trac articles & provides links to our other Online Resources – better than Google! Plus provides Research Starters for a range of topics – better than Wikipedia!

Simply click ‘sign in to save results’ in top right corner, create your free individual profile, and then when you next sign in you can add books, articles, eBook records to folders organized to your preferences. Handy for gathering and keeping potential research items, including reference details, separate and organized. Give it a go, it’s really useful.

With EBSCO #Discovery Online – researching will never be as quick or as easy again. Available via Moodle but also through the EBSCO Host app for on-the-go research!

What’s on @ HNC Library What’s been and gone: March Events: World Book Week & Six Book Challenge Launch This week we hosted not 1 but 2 major exciting events. The first being honoring and celebrating World Book Day all week! We had a Book Election which staff member Claire Coupland and student Katharine Muir won. We held a book sale and sweet stall to raise money and donated all library late fines to charity Book Aid International – raising a total of £41.17. Very big thanks to those students and staff who contributed.

Our second event was the launch of the Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge which 27 students had registered with by the end of the week – all in for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite if they read and review 6 things by 13th June. Registration is still open till April 11th with 23 diaries left – do not delay or you will have less time to read! There’s a range of incentive prizes to be won throughout the Challenge PLUS literary themed prizes for the Best Review in 7 categories at the Celebration event for all who complete.

New books available from 23rd March: Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century avantgardes Illuminate: contemporary craft lighting Why your five year old could not have done that: modern art explained Lace, here, now. Modern Shibori Poetry of the First World War: an anthology Poetry Please: the nation’s best loved poems AS & A level PE: through diagrams 9th Judgment by James Patterson Abuse of Power by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Accidental Husband by Jane Green Aleph by Paulo Coelho Blackout – Quick Reads by Emily Barr Blood Lines by Liz Ryan Cruel Fate – Quick Reads by Lindsey Davis Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick Garden of Evening Mists by Twan Eng Tan Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan Heart Broke In by James Meek Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Oracle Night by Paul Auster Trust Me by Malorie Blackman Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer People of Forever are not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu

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Online Resource here. of the Month: Philip Allan Online Magazine Archive This book was read by Six Book Challenger, Ellie Armstrong and was her first read and review and won her the 1st Top Review prize of a ÂŁ10 Waterstones gift card: "A Detail of History by Arek Hersh gives us a glimpse of what life was truly like during World War II. Arek's account of his childhood from the age of 11-16, offers us insight into one of the worst war time crimes ever committed in history. From life in German occupied Poland to the brutality of life in Auschwitz. It's a book I'd recommend to anyone who is looking to learn something new about the Holocaust or even history for that matter. While a history book can give you a rather limited and biased opinion about events, this book gives you fact after fact about what it was really like to be a child witness on such a devastating scale. Arek tells us his story in such a matter of fact manner that he enables us, the readers, to see directly into his memories. Overall I'd like to give this book five out five. I found it increasingly informative and gripping to read. It's a book you certainly have to finish."

The Philip Allan Online Magazine Archive is a full text archive of issues going back up to 20 years of the BEST and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED journals for the following A Level Subjects: Geography, Law, English, Modern History, Psychology, Physics, PE, Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, Religious Studies, Business & Economics. All of these titles are written by qualified academics, professionals within industries and sectors, offer career advice from A-Level to University and also cover all course work and exam topics from OCR to AQA. The articles themselves are no more than 3 pages long at most, have colour diagrams and images and all keywords or things of note are highlighted in bold to help you remember the most from these important resources. If you want to increase your marks and achieve higher grades - the only way and the best way is to read the Philip Allan magazines available for your subject. We have all the latest physical issues available in the Library as well as a 7 year back copy archive available upon request. But with the Online Archive you can access all that and more 24-7. Access in the Library section on Moodle.

There is a handy step-by-step user guide to EBSCO #Discovery Online as well as many of our other online resources and services. Available digitally or in paper form. Please just ask.

March-April-May 2014

YOU can help shape the Library service From Monday May 12th to Friday May 18th there will be a college wide student survey on the Library service and resources. Feedback from this survey will be used to make improvements and develop a library that meets user needs as much as possible. All those who enter will be put in a prize draw to win a £25 Waterstones Gift Card. Check your college emails for info nearer the time.

“HNC Library – much more than just a room full books.” Rebecca Wilson College Librarian Twitter: @HNCLib Email:

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1-2-1 Show + Tell Sessions Available on the following topics: Referencing with Harvard Research skills Using Ebrary eBooks Using the Online Library Catalogue Using EBSCO Discovery + much more… Just email Rebecca Wilson to arrange at your own convenience.

Bookshelf Newsletter (March-April-May 2014)  

HNC Library newsletter with details on the new research portal service EBSCO Discovery Online, updates on Library events, Top Review from Si...

Bookshelf Newsletter (March-April-May 2014)  

HNC Library newsletter with details on the new research portal service EBSCO Discovery Online, updates on Library events, Top Review from Si...