Knovel is an engineering database containing technical and reference information used by academics and industry professionals. It contains searchable books, reference items, encyclopaedias and dictionaries alongside a powerful, interactive and detailed equation calculator.
In October Knovel introduced its new platform and interface for Knovel with emphasis placed on smarter searching, personalisation and accessibility.
The home screen is simple and intuitive with two tabs along the top, a prominent search box below and a persistent toolbar on the left-hand side of the screen. On the bottom of each pages there is an “Explore this page” link with more information or help on the product.
A general search for the whole resource can be entered straight into the search box whilst the popular Property Search is accessible from both the top tab and the toolbar.
Also situated on the toolbar is the “My Knovel” which increases personalisation of the resource, “Equations” to access the equations tool and a very comprehensive “Unit Converter”.
Most information can easily be exported to other applications including Excel spreadsheets with reference information compatible with both Endnote and Mendeley.
With coursework deadlines looming this can prove to be a stressful time of year. We’d like you to know that your Subject Librarians are available to support you. We can provide advice and guidance on devising a search strategy, conducting literature searches, evaluating information sources and managing your references.
Today your Subject Librarians will have a stand in the Bay Library with lots of useful resources to help you survive and thrive, while you’re completing assignments. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have and we’ll have plenty of useful information and guides for you to take away with you. There will also be lots of free chocolate available, to help keep you going while you work!
Don’t forget that you can contact your Subject Librarians at any point during the year by emailing: email@example.com and you can also arrange an appointment with a Subject Librarian through Library Guides.
You’ll also find one of your Subject Librarians sitting in the Bay Library every Thursday afternoon from 12.00-17.00, where we’re on hand to answer any questions you have.continue reading
This Saturday (14th October), there will be an Open Day and a visit by Hillary Rodham Clinton to Bay Campus. In order to facilitate the large number of expected visitors and to maintain security, there will be some changes to parking, bus routes and building access at Bay Campus this weekend. This includes access to Bay Library, which will close at 5pm Friday and re-open by 9pm on Saturday. Please check library Twitter and Facebook accounts for further updates.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. Our other libraries remain open as usual, though please do remember the Open Day includes Singleton Park Campus, so the library and campus may be busy with visitors. If you are traveling to or from Bay Campus or Singleton Park Campus on Saturday, please check the Open Day travel information.continue reading
Welcome back to our returning students! We hope you enjoyed your summer break. There have been a few changes to Bay Library while you’ve been away:
In response to student feedback, we have brought together the library printers in a new Print Zone in the central area of the library. You can now go straight to the Print Zone for any printing, photocopying or scanning you need to do instead of searching the whole library for a printer that’s available.
8 more PCs have been installed in the library.
We have rearranged the library slightly to create 36 extra study spaces overlooking the study well in the central area of the library. We also have some new mobile tables to create a more flexible study space.
The Wellbeing Collection and our newspapers have moved to a new corner by the Group Pod. There is also some careers information in this area. The area is for quiet reading and relaxation.
The Book Swap has moved to the self-service café area. Please help yourself if you see something you’d like to read, but try to bring a book back to replace it!
We hope you like the changes. If you have any comments or feedback, please let us know. There is a suggestion box in the library, or our contact details are available on the library website.continue reading