The 12 Days of Festive Library Resources
To celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of the Festive holiday break we thought we’d share some of our best resources.
Below is a list of some of our best:
Day One: Librarysearch
We have to start with our trusty Library Catalogue, LibrarySearch. Found at Librarysearch.napier.ac.uk.
This is a great place to start. Remember to sign in first before you start your search.
You will find information on everything the library has available and information on how to access it. Read our guide on how to get started with LibrarySearch.
Day Two: Box of Broadcasts
On the second day of Christmas, my library gave me
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. It contains over a million items including an archive of all BBC TV and radio content dating from 2007.
BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any scheduled broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. You can also edit programs into clips, create playlists, embed clips into Moodle, share items via social media and generate reference citations.
Please note that our BoB licence is for educational purposes only, and only for use within the UK.
Box of Broadcasts is a truly fantastic database.
Visit learning on screen and use your university login to start watching.
Day Three: LibKey Nomad
This amazing tool will help you get full-text access to books and articles! You can add it as a browser extension or go to their website. It’s so good it even works on Amazon! It will tell you all the possible sources for the literature you are looking for and where to get them. Check out our Libkey guide here and watch the video below.
Day 4: Wellness
Here in the Library, we believe that looking after your physical and emotional health is just as important as your studies. So we created the Wellbeing Collection. University life can be challenging, even at the best of times. We’ve gathered together these resources in the hope that they help you feel happy, healthy and comfortable at Edinburgh Napier. Our collection covers a range of topics and includes guided self-help approaches to supporting mental health, personal development and achievement. You’ll find stories of resilience and recovery, discussions of family matters, and practical tools to help with the everyday realities of University life, such as finance and exam stress. If you have any suggestions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 5: DigiMap
Digimap is an online map and data delivery service. Digimap offers a number of data collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data. You can create or interrogate a map online by selecting an appropriate base map, adding annotations and customising the content, use measurement and query tools to learn more about any study area. Download the raw spatial data in a wide range of formats for use in local GIS, CAD or image processing software.
Read more about Digimap in our blog post “Introducing DigiMap”
Check out their DigiMap help guides on YouTube
Day 6: Databases
We provide 190 databases covering every imaginable subject, from engineering to art. We have you covered. You can find them all on LibrarySearch . If you need a bit of help on how to navigate, we have subject-specific Libguides to help you get a more tailored research experience.
Check in with the Blog next week for Part Two!
By Juliet Kinsey and Maya Green