To help spread the load on Succeed when modules open, QEC (Quality Enhancement Committee) has agreed that module opening dates in Succeed can be modified as follows:
Up to now modules have opened on the first Monday of semester at midnight, with the students gaining access around 7am when the upload task runs. The new arrangements will be as follows:
- 1st and 2nd year modules will open on the Monday before the start of semester
- 3rd and 4th year modules will open on the Tuesday before the start of semester
- Post-graduate modules will open on the Wednesday before the start of semester
Please note that for the autumn semester 1st years do not get allocated to their modules until the first Wednesday of semester itself.
This new model will see modules effectively open in Succeed over a four day period before the autumn semester and over a three day period before the spring semester. If a module has, say, both 2nd and 3rd year students on it, it will open on the Tuesday before the start of semester and all students (regardless of which year they are in) will gain access to it at the same time. It will not be the case that 2nd years gain access earlier then 3rd years, otherwise they could gain advantages, such as selecting all the ‘best’ slots on any sign-up sheets in the module.
There will be an Information Services Open User Forum in the Enterprise Zone of the library on Stirling campus on Wednesday 6 June at 11.30am, to which all are welcome.
IT and library representatives in academic Schools and administrative departments, along with Students’ Union representatives, are especially encouraged to attend.
Please send any items for the agenda to the IS Office at the address below before the meeting and, if possible, by noon on Tuesday 5 June.
There will be a further notice nearer the date with an agenda, previous minutes and any papers to be tabled at the meeting.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
12th May is International Nurses’ Day. This event provides an opportunity to highlight the library’s collections for nursing.
The Stirling, Highland and Western Isles Campus libraries have extensive collections of printed and electronic resources for anyone studying, teaching or researching nursing or healthcare. To check the availability and find the location of books in the library you should search the library catalogue. Here are some suggested classmarks:
|Nursing Skills||Y 11 E||WY 100||WY 100|
|Health Promotion||Y 32 F||WA 590||WA 590|
|Community Nursing||Y 32 R||WY 106||WY 106|
|Nursing Ethics||AS 4.2||WY 85||WY 85|
|Mental Health Nursing||B 22.302||WM 100||WM 100|
|Learning Disabilities||DA 2.2||WM 300||WM 300|
|Anatomy||XK 5.1||QS 4||QS 4|
To locate journal articles for nursing we recommend searching CINAHL, Health Source, Web of Science and, for Mental Health Nursing, PsycINFO. All of these databases can be accessed from the A-Z list of online resources.
Other useful search tools for anyone studying or researching nursing include the Cochrane Library (a source of information on evidence based medicine) and the Knowledge Network from NHS Scotland. Links to these resources, and other recommended resources can be found on our subject research guides for Nursing or Mental Health Nursing.
The Library now provides access to a collection of 400 digitised books from the 15th to 17th centuries. The collection covers topics from anatomy and botany to witchcraft. This resource will be of interest to anyone teaching or researching European history, the history of medicine or the history of publishing. You can access the collection via the A-Z list of online resources.
From Monday 7th May, the large rooms in the Enterprise Zone in the Stirling Campus Library will be opened up for exam study. The rooms will be furnished with extra desks and students are welcome to use the rooms for study. The 2 small rooms at the Enterprise Zone will also be open for group study (non bookable).
Please be aware that others may be distracted by your conversation and respect the Library zoning scheme. If others are disrupting your study, please feel free to email the Information Centre (email@example.com) and we will do our best to get a member of staff to the area.
People who prefer to revise in groups should try to make use of the Group Study Rooms and the other facilities more appropriate for that purpose. In response to complaints from many students, we have taken steps to address inappropriate or unfair use of the Group Study room booking system and ask students to respect the new tightened up regulations:
- Group study rooms are for group study for academic purposes only. A group consists of 3 or more people, If you are working in groups of less than 3 please use the facilities on the second floor of the library or Social Study area.
- You may not book the room for any other user.
- Rooms may be booked for a maximum of 4 hours per day. 1 session per group, per day. Maximum 4 bookings per group per week. Maximum 4 bookings per user. IS reserves the right to adjust/remove bookings.
- Recurrent bookings, multiple or consecutive room bookings are not permitted and will be deleted by staff.
- There will be a 15 min grace period. If you and your group fail to turn up within 15 minutes from start time of booking, your booking will lapse and room will be available to other groups.
- Rooms cannot be “reserved” by leaving personal belongings in them. Unoccupied rooms may be given over to another group.
- All waste material must be removed from the room on departure. If there is litter in the room on entry, please report this to the Information Centre immediately and we will endeavour to take action against the offenders.
- Normal library regulations apply; please keep noise to a minimum and do not consume hot food or drinks in uncovered containers.
You can make a booking online – follow the link from our Group Study room web page.
To celebrate International Nursing Day on 12th May the Library has free access to ProQuest’s Nursing and Allied Health Source for one week. This database indexes over 1000 journal titles and can be accessed from here.
5th May is the International Confederation of Midwives’ International Day of the Midwife and this event gives us a good opportunity to highlight the library’s collections for midwifery.
Both the Stirling and Highland campus libraries have extensive printed collections of books midwifery topics. In our Highland Campus Library these are located at the classmarks WQ, WS 125 and WO 450 and in the Stirling Campus Library these books can be found at the classmark Y 25A. To search for these books in the Library Catalogue try a keyword search for midwifery, or a related topic such as childbirth, pregnancy or obstetrics. In addition to our printed midwifery books the library provides access to many electronic books in this area. To search for electronic books in the library catalogue use the keyword search option, enter a topic, e.g. midwifery and select online resources.
As well as our book collections the university library provides access to many journal articles about midwifery topics. To search for these journal articles we recomend searching the following databases: Maternity and Infant Care, MIDIRS, CINAHL and StirGate. All of these can be accessed from the A-Z list of online resources. For other recommended resources for midwifery see the library’s subject research guide for midwifery.
Due to maintenance by the supplier, several library databases will be unavailable from 3am on 6th May for up to 12 hours. The following databases will not be accessible during this period:
- Australian Education Index
- Biological Sciences
- British Education Index
- British Periodicals
- British Humanities Index
- Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
- Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
- MLA Bibliography
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
- Physical Education Index
- Social Services Abstracts
- Sociological Abstracts
The timing of this maintenance is beyond the control of Information Services and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. For alternative databases please see the A-Z list of online resources.