Tuesday, 18 December 2012

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Previous editions of Take Five can be viewed here

Posted by Kath

Latest Research Funding Update: Projects & Programmes (December 2012)

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Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Posted by Kath

Christmas Quiz!

Our Searching Peer Review Group (SPRinG) had its last meeting of 2012 today and we rounded off another brilliant year with an xmas/funnies themed literature searching quiz. Pit your own skills against those of ScHARR's 'Top Gun' lit searchers with the following questions:

Bokeh Christmas Tree image by dannynorodo used under creative commons attribution licence, with thanks.

Can you find....

1, A paper looking at whether reading Harry Potter is likely to cause injuries in children?

2, A paper comparing streptokinase with other clotting agents as blood stain removers in clothing?

3, A review investigating the use of parachutes to prevent fall related injuries

4, A study of the relative health benefits of martinis; shaken vs stirred.

5, An editorial piece on the spiritual and cultural benefits of xmas pud.

6,  A longitudinal study on cutlery in the workplace
Bonus: how many letters to the editor in response to this study?

7, A review of one of the baby Jesus’s first christmas presents

8, A piece of qualitative research investigating whether adverts influence children’s christmas lists.

9, An article on the common side effects of a favourite christmas vegetable.

and finally...

10,  An analysis of Father Christmas as a poor lifestyle role model.

All answers can be found via Pubmed - and that's all the help your getting from me, enjoy!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

From all of us, to all of you!

Let it never be said that the IR gang aren't competitive! Happy Holidays, whichever one you are celebrating!

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Latest Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Posted by Kath

Monday, 10 December 2012

New Information Specialist at ScHARR

Hello! My name is Kath Williams and I am the new Information Specialist at ScHARR. I have previously worked for over three and a half years in an NHS library setting, mainly focused around current awareness.

My areas of interest are around current awareness (not surprisingly) and the various ways in which technology can be utilised to improve the way services are delivered. That said, I'm really looking forward to learning new things and getting stuck into some literature searching. I also have some experience of delivering skills based training sessions and I would love the opportunity to expand my knowledge in this area.

Having been given the task of overseeing the delivery of current awareness services in ScHARR, this won't be the last post I make to this blog! Watch this space...


ScHARR Bite Size for Teaching - Tips on Marking Assignments of Students with SPLD's such as Dyslexia - Wednesday 12th December 2.30-3pm Eric Wilkes Room

Faculty MDH Bite Size - Using Video in Teaching - 11th December - 2.30-3pm Pool Seminar Room 6 - Medical School

Monday, 3 December 2012

Faculty MDH Bite Size - Mobile Phone Apps for Research - 5th December - 2.30-3pm Pool Seminar Room 3 - Medical School

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without…

Frank the library skeleton in his Christmas tinsel and lights combo! To say he is the highlight of the library Christmas decorations would be something of an understatement… Do pop down and see him if you can!

Posted by Claire