Finding the right sources of information for any subject can be tricky, given the vast amount of resources there are available to you via our vast range on online resources. This is especially true of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (or STEM) disciplines. With that in mind, our Academic Librarians have created a set of online guides tailored to these subject areas.
You can find the complete A-Z list of all the guides by following this link:
Each link gives you a concise run-down of everything you need to know about finding information for your subject, including the contact details for the Academic Librarian responsible for the School/Department concerned.
Be sure to visit and bookmark the links for future reference – you’ll certainly find them useful!
This week is British Science Week, and to mark the occasion the Women’s Engineering Society at Loughborough University have launched a poster campaign across campus utilising images and information courtesy of our very own archives.
A Pioneering Woman of Loughborough showcases the life and work of two remarkable Alumni who both graduated from the then Loughborough Engineering College in 1922 – Verena Holmes and Claudia Parsons.
Verena Holmes became the first woman to be elected to the prestigious Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 1924, and was President of the Women’s Engineering Society in 1931.
Along with Verena Holmes and Dorothea Travers, Claudia Parsons was one of the first women to be admitted to the Loughborough Engineering College, and went on to become the first woman as well to circumnavigate the world in 1938.
Need to let off a bit of STEAM before the end of term? Look no further!
STEAM is a week of inter-disciplinary adventures, involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. From creating your own light-work, artist talks and a games jam to building a Future Machine and experiencing an Algoraves electronic music and light pojections night in LSU.
All these events are FREE but workshops must be booked in advance. For booking information and full timetable of events, visit this link.
Loughborough’s Art & Design School this month will be hosting a charity art exhibition showcasing and selling work produced during a collaborative project by students from Loughborough and Japan.
Tension is a postcard exhibition featuring work by students on each pathway of Loughborough University’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course – 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Communication – and a visiting group of Curatorship and Fine Art students from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The students will work together to curate the exhibition.
All the postcards in the exhibition will be for sale, with proceeds going to a local children’s hospice charity, Rainbows.
Tension will be open to the public 10am-4pm, from Tuesday 26th February until Friday 1st March in the Fine Art Gallery, based in the School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU.
This week sees the launch of the Postgraduate Arts Degree Show down at the School of the Arts, English and Drama.
The Loughborough University Postgraduate Degree Show is an opportunity to view the original and innovative work produced by graduating MA Graphic Design and Visualisation and MA Art and Design (Studio Practice) students.
The pieces are inspired and influenced by a diverse range of sources and cultures, and encourage visitors to question everyday concepts while appreciating the technical skill of the exhibitors.
Notable works include those by Jacqui Gallon, who explores absence and presence in relation to loss, mourning and the clothing left behind after death and Yia-Loren Gomez, whose research focuses on theories of light and its effect on people’s mood.
Meanwhile, Mengfan Yu takes the confusion and uneasiness of life in the city as a theme in order to investigate the relationships between people, the environment and the architecture.
The show will be open 10am-5pm on 21-23 September in the Fine Art Gallery, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University. Please access the gallery via the Edward Barnsley Building on Epinal Way, and follow the signs to the show.
Our latest database trial should appeal to artists, architects and building designers.
Art & Architecture Complete provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Art & Architecture Complete also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.
Our second database trial for June is also likely to interest architects and building designers.
DETAIL Inspiration is an image and reference database that uses precise, relevant visual inspirations to support architects in their search for construction solutions. With more than 3,300 projects from the last 32 years, DETAIL inspiration is a highly valuable source of research and inspiration for architects, giving access to reference photographs, sketches, technical product information, within a clearly structured search and filter system.
All project descriptions are available for download. The database design is optimized for smart phone, tablet and desktop.