Changes to Accessing Online Resources

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The Library is currently working with IT Services to remove Athens authentication for accessing online resources and moving to Single Sign-On using your University username and password. This means that when you access resources that previously required your Athens username and password, you will be taken to a University sign on page and prompted to enter your University username and password.

Some resources have already switched including Box of Broadcasts and ProQuest resources. Over the course of the next few months we will be continuing to switch other online resources to Single Sign-On. In most cases you should notice no difference when accessing resources on campus. While we are in a transition phase, we recommend that you use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client to access resources off campus.

We will update the list of resources that are changing on this post as they make the switch. If you have any queries or experience any issues with logging in to resources during the changeover please contact us at library@lboro.ac.uk

The following resources have made the transition:

Academic Writing Workshops

This term the Academic Language Support Service is running a series of free workshops on academic writing.  These workshops are designed primarily for students whose first language is English. 

The available workshops are as follows:

  • Using Supporting Evidence

SMB104 – 27th February 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Punctuation and Proofreading

D109  –  28th February 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Coherence in Writing 1  

Bridgeman BRI 2.08 – 5th March 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Coherence in Writing 2

Bridgeman BRI 2.08 – 12th March 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Paraphrasing and Summarising

Bridgeman BRI 2.08 – 6th March 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

To book any of the workshops click on the titles below or go to Learn module LBA001 

Dawsonera Ebook Platform Downtime, Saturday 9th February

In order to complete some planned system maintenance, Dawson Books have advised us that their Dawsonera Ebook platform will be unavailable for a brief time this Saturday (9th February) between 8pm to 11pm.

Dawson Books apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries about any of these planned sessions, please contact Dawson Books by email at help@dawsonenter.com

Get the Know How for Semester 2

All set for Semester 2? If your answer is the wrong side of “maybe”, let us help you give your academic skills a timely boost through one of our range of ever-popular Get the Know How sessions at the Library.

Ranging from handy tips on essay & report writing to developing your critical thinking and introductions to referencing & bibliographic software, there’s something for every academic occasion that will stand you in good stead for the duration of your course.

Each session runs for between 50 – 90 minutes, depending on the subject matter, and they’re hosted in Library Seminar Room 1. However, as these courses have always proved extremely popular in the past, we are asking that people register for them first via Learn Module LBA001. To do that – and to look at exactly what courses are on offer and when – visit this link:

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/library/students/eventsandworkshops/

Spotlight On… New Semester Resolutions

As your New Year resolutions fade, how are you planning to start the new semester? What was your feedback like for your exams or coursework? Have you got plans for improving your grades next time? Come along to our Spotlight stand this week to share your thoughts and get support for any library-related issues such as:

  • Better time management
  • Better academic practice and referencing
  • More criticality 
  • More academic information resources

We look forward to seeing you at our stand in the Library foyer on Tuesday 5th February between 12-2pm, and Thursday 7th February between 2-4pm

If you can’t make these times and have a query, don’t worry, you can always contact your academic librarian directly:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/library/students/contactus/academic-librarians/