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HNC Bookshelf News Resources, events, book reviews + info from HNC Library February-March 2014


5 chances at winning a £10 Waterstones Voucher each fortnight of the challenge, 7 literary prizes across a range of Review categories + The Best Review of the Challenge prize is a KINDLE PAPERWHITE!

All HNC Students can register to officially take part in the Challenge from Monday 3rd March & get a bag of Freebies! But don’t delay there are only 50 places available! Email Rebecca Wilson for more details.

Prepare for #MadMarch @ HNC Library All kicks off from Monday 3rd March 1) Six Book Challenge Launch #SixBookChallenge 2) World Book Week 2014 #WBDReads 3) EBSCO Discovery Online Launch #Discovery The Six Book Challenge is a fantastic nationwide reading competition run and organized by the Reading Agency. It’s really simple to take part: Read + Review 6 items by 13th June! All those who complete the Challenge enter a national prize draw to win a

paid for trip to London for you and a friend, a show of your choice and £150 spending money!

BUT HNC Library is also offering the following prizes for our Student Challengers:

World Book Day 2014 is Thursday 6th March. As part of this nationwide celebration of books, stories and authors we like to hold special events all week from Mon 3rd – Fri 7th. Every student who uses the Library will receive a WBD Voucher, there will be a Book Election to find out which books have changed your life in some way – best one wins a £20 Waterstones Voucher, we will also have a Book Tree where you can hang a special leaf with your favourite book or author on + all week all late fines become donations to our WBD Charity Book Aid International.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a single research portal that connects the Online Library Catalogue, Ebrary eBooks, Info Trac articles & all our other Online Resources?

Well that wish has now come true with the launch of EBSCO Discovery Online! Not only does all the above but it is also available 24-7 both at college and at home and the brilliant new service allows for it to be available through FREE to download apps on android and Apple smart phones and tablets. Handy search boxes will be

added to the Library & subject areas from March so do have a go! Or ask Rebecca Wilson for a 1-21 show and tell session on this all-new all-inone research portal. Research will never be the same again. Nor as fast or easy!

HNC Library – We are much more than just a room full of books.

What’s on @ HNC Library What’s been and gone February Events: Love Your Libraries Week Weeklong events build up to National Libraries Day on Saturday 8th February. We held a Writing Competition which was won by Tia Hanley for Poetry and Sarah Jordan for Flash Fiction Short Story. We also created a Love Line using heart shaped notes which students and staff filled with why or what they love about libraries.

What’s to come… March Events: Just see the front page for all the events we have planned! But we are also hosting a Logo Design Competition! To mark the arrival of the revolutionary EBSCO Discovery Online service we would like students to design a new logo for it. Your logo could be used on the main portal website, search boxes and app site of Discovery Online. So if you can design one better than the one shown on the front page please email it as JPEG to Rebecca Wilson by Friday 7th March! Or email her for any other details or design spec. Make it creative & bold & memorable!

New Books Available from:

Brave New World – Nobrow Issue Seven Hysteria – Nobrow Issue Eight Romantik Avedone: Murals & Portraits by Richard Avedone Fact File 2014 Key Organisations 2014 Whitaker’s Almanack 2014 Blair, Bush and Iraq by Andrew Langley Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis by Cath Senker Living through World War I by Nicola Barber Living through World War II by Andrew Langley Measuring National Well-being 2013 Edition Tescopoly: how one shop came out on top and why it matters by Andrew Simms Common Wealth Games by Nick Hunter Winter Olympics by Nick Hunter

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Our World Book Day Charity is Book Aid International. They raise money to send books to Sub-Saharan libraries in schools, colleges and communities. This is a major boost to the people who use and need such services as a single book can cost on average a month’s wages if not more. Making new books and learning materials often out of reach for many. The charity also creates and sends out a School Library Box to remote villages where they do not have a building for a library. This often gives children and youths as well as adults access to brand new books for the first time. For every £2 we raise they can send out 1 book. We raised just over £52 pounds last year through a cake and book stall and donating all library fines. Help us raise even more in 2014! All week from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th anyone who pays a library fine will have it turned into a donation towards Book Aid International. As well as being open to welcome intentional donations we are going to be hosting a book sale again this year. Where paperbacks will be 50p and hardbacks a £1 so come and grab a bargain. And a new event this year is a Book Tree with special leaves available for 10p each for you to share your favourite book and hang amongst its branches.

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As well as providing access to 30+ journals in print we also provide online archive access to a range of the journal titles. Ask Rebecca for a 1-2-1 session to learn how more.

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How will you discover #Discovery? EBSCO’s Discovery Online services are going to revolutionize the way you do research at HNC. With the Online Library Catalogue, Ebrary eBooks, full text Info Trac articles + links to our other 20+ Online Resources – there’s no reason not to use it for research. Look for the handy search boxes appearing in the Library area + subject areas in Moodle, March 2014.

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

Discover our range of online services and resources by visit the Library area on Moodle. Simply click ‘Library’ on the top menu bar besides ‘Student Information’ If you need help with any research or EPQ Project please do email Rebecca to arrange a 1-2-1 research session at your own convenience. Here to help!

HNC Bookshelf News Feb-March 2014  

This month's edition is PACKED with not 1, not 2 but 3 HUGE events that you will not want to miss out on. As well as other features such as...

HNC Bookshelf News Feb-March 2014  

This month's edition is PACKED with not 1, not 2 but 3 HUGE events that you will not want to miss out on. As well as other features such as...