Friday, 20 February 2009

NEW: Research Funding Update

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Post by Anna

Latest Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

For more information about the funding service please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email

Monday, 9 February 2009

Take Five February

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Post by Anna

Read the latest edition of Take Five

Take Five is packed full of current awareness, training courses, research funding opportunities and new websites.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Cantrell on 0114 2220894 or by email

Friday, 6 February 2009

NEW: Research Funding Update

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Post by Anna

View the latest Research Funding Update for Projects and Programmes

For more information about the funding service available from the NIHR RDS for the East Midlands please visit our Research Funding page or contact me on 0114 2220894 or by email

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Recommended Website of the Month - Lalisio Literature

Posted by Andy

OK, so we're only three days into February, but I thought I'd recommend a useful website, well a search engine for your perusal. Lalisio Literature is a rather nice looking search engine (along the lines of Google Scholar), which searches three different types of academic literature, books, journals and open access articles. They say: "Lalisio Literature is a search engine designed to help you find the right literature for your research, studies, teaching and leisure."

How do they do it?
"For this purpose, we cooperate with major providers of international literature databases: Top booksellers such as Amazon, Abebooks and Powell's are among our partners as well as open access repositories such as arXiv and PubMed Central. Due to the integration of open access repositories our users can find and access cutting-edge articles mostly free of charge. Based on our analyses of content from numerous sources, we develop helpful search suggestions and relevance indicators for your literature search and help you quickly identify the literature you really want."
© Lalisio Literature

Monday, 2 February 2009

Fahrenheit 451

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Posted by Andy

Last week the ScHARR Library team got together for the first time in a long time. The last time was back in 2004 and that ended up with a trip to the burns unit. The purpose of the team gathering was to carry out a large culling of our book and report stock. The library has been up and running for nearly 15 years and in that time we'd acquired a large collection of health and research titles, ranging from the very useful to the quite utterly pointless. The two main objectives for the cull were to create more space for even more newer books, and to free up space in our limited library.
As part of the cull, about 1/3 of the stock was recycled and offered to staff and students, what's left by the end of next week will be offered to any suitable libraries and charities. For those of you in Regent Court, the books are in the common room on the second floor.
Pictures from the cull are below.




"Point that camera elsewhere"

How to look like a librarian pt2

Asta La Vista books!