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
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 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.
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.
Here’s how the competition works:
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.
Ho, ho, ho - the next question in our festive treasure hunt is “which journal has the following article been published in” :
‘Does authenticity really affect behavior? The case of the Strasbourg Christmas Market” by Herbert, C, & Claire, R’
[Great Big Hint: Discover would be a great place to start your search!]
Now share your answer to be in with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire HD. Tweet us @uniofsunlib or post on our Facebook page: facebook.com/uniofsunlib. Alternatively why not share your answer on our festive trees within the library!
Yesterday, lots of lovely new events and tourism books arrived and no sooner did they go out onto the shelves, than another one landed on my desk. Who knew that events management books had so much in common with buses (you wait ages for one to come along and then loads all arrive at once!)
Events, Society and Sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches, edited by Tomasis available at St. Peter’s Library now and also to read online as an ebook (meaning that actually, unlike buses, you won’t have to wait ages for one to come along after all!!)
We want our library videos to be as accessible as possible and we have received feedback recently that some students have experienced difficulty viewing our library videos because they cannot access YouTube.
We listened to your feedback and have added our library videos to the University of Sunderland streaming service. Now when you access a video via the library web page, you will no longer be taken to YouTube, for example: Find and use ebooks: Dawsonera (video)
Let us know if this has made the videos & screencasts more accessible to you.
All videos are still on Youtube too, for those of you who do use it and you can view our channel at http://www.youtube.com/uniofsunlib
Ready, steady, READ! -
My pal, the Law Librarian has some great advice for all Faculty of Business and Law students over on her blog - ready, steady READ !
We love new books and know you do too! Check out these beauties that have just arrived to supplement your reading for Events, Hospitality and Tourism programmes.
The Playful Crowd (chapters on Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Coney Island and our very own Beamish Museum!)
Backpacker tourism and economic development (this is available as an ebook too!)
Event audiences and and expectations (ebook also available - yay!)
Event portfolio planning and management (no ebook published for this one - BOO!)
Commemorative events (another one that’s been published as an e-book - woop woop! According to the blurb on the back cover this is “This is the first book to provide an in - depth critical examination of commemorative events, particularly what they mean to societies and how they are used by governments as well as impacts on other stakeholders”)
and last but not least Adventure tourism (yet another one that’s available to read as an ebook too - my, we’re really spoiling you today!)
Right, I’m just off to put these out on the shelves at St. Peter’s Library - but if you can’t wait to dip into these exciting new titles, but aren’t too sure about this whole ebook malarkey, have a look at our super easy ‘how to’ video