We also heard that you needed skills support that you could use in your own time online. So we’ve developed an exciting range of videos, guides and tutorials which you can find online at the library webpage and in SunSpace.
You’ve been telling us about the resources you need from your library and we’ve been listening. Find out more about the books, journals and ebooks, help, spaces and skills we’ve been investing in this year.
Resource of the month: News articles on LexisLibrary
If you’re looking for news articles to use for your assignments or to prepare for classes then you need to use LexisLibrary.
LexisLibrary is primarily a legal database, but don’t be put off by the legal information on there if all you’re interested in is news.
Just click on the News tab along the top and you will be able to search for articles on your topic.
So how do I access LexisLibrary?
Start by logging into Discover, and going to the A-Z link
Click on the Resources tab.
Scroll down the alphabetical list until you find LexisLibrary. Click on the link.
You will need your University User ID and password to login and you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions before you get access to the database (just click on ‘Accept’)
Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the library firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ve been telling us about the resources you need from your library and we’ve been listening. Find our more about the books, journals and ebooks, help, spaces and skills we’ve been investing in this year.
Thank you for sharing :-)
Research seminar: “Tourism as media, the art and politics of tourist “
THE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Monday 3rd February
Dr Pau Obrador
(University of Sunderland)
“Tourism as media,
the art and politics of tourist “
Room 233, The David Puttnam Media Centre
For further information contact Prof John Storey
T: 0191 515 2154
Tourism has not caught the attention of artists and critics as much as one might expect. This is surprising if we consider that as Lippard points out both activities, tourism and art ³teaches us how to see². This parallelism goes beyond the visual dimension - as well as teaching how to see ³travelling can be a kind of performative piece² (Lippard,1999: 5). There are however signs in recent years of an increased interest in the possibilities of tourism as a form of artistic engagement and political intervention in cities. Much of this draws on the ideas and practices of utopian avant-gardism movements, most notably situationism. This paper looks at the use of tourism as an experimental artistic media through the examination of a number of cultural initiatives including the work of a Barcelona Based group of arts called Tactical Tourism. These initiatives open up interesting questions concerning
changing tourism experiences and the interrelation between memory, cultural heritage and tourism. The paper explores the possibilities artistic mediation of tourism affords as well as the implications for tourism of such media attention.
Need to find a group study space? Our library maps can help with that!
Working as part of a group? Want to find somewhere in the library where you can do that, without worrying that you’ll be disturbing others? Worry not! We have dedicated group study spaces in both our libraries created just for you. Use our interactive library maps to find the right learning space for you - social spaces, groups study spaces, quiet and silent study spaces are all covered
You can access the maps from the library website, the library catalogue and our Information Kiosks
For more information about library learning spaces is available on our web pages
Carols in The Murray Library 9th December at 3.30pm
Take a well-earned break this festive season and come and hear the University Choir sing for you: Ground Level of The Murrary Library at 3.30pm.
Everyone is welcome!
We’ve been buying lots of new books and more copies of in demand titles!
We’ve been buying lots of new books and e-books across a range of business, tourism, hospitality and events subjects. We’re also investing in extra copies of books that are in demand and get heavily reserved. All of the titles on the lovely carousel of new books above are available now in St. Peter’s Library. If it’s your first go with e-books, have a look at our help guides.
Keynote & Passport (Euromonitor) - Tips for logging in (from off-campus)
Logging into the Keynote and Euromonitor off campus can be a bit tricky. Here’s some screenshots to help you log in:
On the Keynote web page click on the Athens Login link (even though it says Athens you’ll be able to use your University User ID.)
When you see the following page click on ‘Go to the University of Sunderland login page’.
Log in to the single sign on screen with your University User ID and password and you will be redirected to the Keynote database and you will be logged in.
Euromonitor (Global Market Information Database)
Click on the UK Institution Users Login link.
Choose the University of Sunderland and press ‘continue’.
Login with your University User ID and password and you will be redirected to GMID.
The first time you login you may be asked to create a profile. Complete these fields.
Once I had completed this and pressed submit it took me back to the start page so I had to begin again but the second time I clicked on ‘Institutional User Login’ it worked and logged me in OK.
Remember: When you are on a database you are looking for an institutional login, but if you don’t see that you should click on the Athens Link but then browse for the university of Sunderland. When you use Discover, you should be linked to the correct login page.
Unwrap the gift of resources – seasonal competition!
Here’s how the competition works:
- Correctly answer one of these four questions about library resources (Discover / SURE / MyModuleResources / Library Catalogue)
- Share your answer online on our Facebook or Twitter page, or in the library by writing your answer on a gift tag and posting it on one of our festive trees
- You will receive a response with your final clue
- Share your final answer online or in the library (as before – if using the tree, keep an eye on your tag for the response), and you will be in with a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!
So, please join our sleighride and share what you think about library resources with us and each other. One lucky sleighrider will win a Kindle Fire HD! Get your entry in before the competition closes at 17:00 on Friday 13th December.