Due to the closure of the Dawsonera eBook platform, links to the site within Reading Lists Online are currently being updated. While this work is on-going, if the link in your reading list does not work, please check EBook Library (EBL) or VLE Books on the library homepage Databases to check for your eBook titles. Please report any problems to LibraryHelp
Dawsonera eBooks will cease to be available from 31 July 2020. Library staff are working with vendors to make these eBooks available via alternative platforms from 1st August. The majority of titles are already available within Proquest EBook Central/EBL. A small selection will be moved to VLebooks as soon as possible. Please send any enquiries to email@example.com
Staff are planning the return to campus and reopening of SLS buildings in line with the University phased approach for a return to campus, with the safety and wellbeing of the University community a priority.
If you are a final year student with books to return please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A limited inter library loan service is now available, you can request electronic journal articles and individual book chapters to be supplied as a pdf. See ILLs limited service below for more details
You cannot currently reserve items that are on loan due to the Library being closed.
To enable easier renewals you can now renew your items an increased number of times
Due to the impact of Coronavirus, the frequency of THE has been reduced to a fortnightly publication
As from Tuesday 17 March no fines will be incurred on library loans until further notice. My Account shows any fines and charges you may have previously incurred, for details on how to pay fines see how to pay your fine
You may still receive automated email reminders, you can renew items online but if you can don't worry, email us if you need some help
A limited inter library loan service is now available. A limited inter library loan service is now available. You can request electronic journal articles and individual book chapters which are supplied as a pdf but physical items and books are not available.
The request form is available on the ILL page. Please check the freely available resources before placing your request. Requests made during this time will not be counted towards the request limit. Inter library loan renewals can be requested in the usual way through our renewal request form.
Response times may be longer than usual as staff at Teesside University and other lending institutions are working remotely.
To enable easy access to databases, ebooks and journals available to you, please remember to always start your search from the Library homepage at: https://www.tees.ac.uk/library Although there is no recommended browser we do seem to find fewer issues using Chrome.
Use Discovery to find books, journal articles and conference papers for your assignments and research, you can access Discovery from Library homepage at: https://www.tees.ac.uk/library and for information about Discovery see https://libguides.tees.ac.uk/discovery
Do you need to know which databases (specialist search engines that search for quality information, such as journals articles) cover your subject area? Check the Subject LibGuides http://libguides.tees.ac.uk/subject_libguide You can access Databases from the link at the top Library homepage at: https://www.tees.ac.uk/library
During the Coronavirus pandemic we now have temporary access to an even wider range of electronic resources
Have you heard of PressReader? Students and Staff can access PressReader for free - over 7000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages, access from the Library homepage and use the Databases link at the top of the screen, you will find PressReader under P.
Whilst the Library is closed due to the Coronavirus situation you can suggest ebooks to be purchased by using the More Books initiative, use the link below to access the suggestion form.
If a book is only available in print format it will still be considered however it will not be ordered until the Library reopens.
If you enjoy reading, join in our Reading Group. Whilst the University is closed due to Coronavirus we are holding a virtual reading group on Microsoft Teams. We will be meeting fortnightly to discuss our current book title and also to check-in with each other.
The next meeting is on MS Teams on Wednesday 5 August at 2pm, where we will be reading Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon.
“Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels.
At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic 'old veteran' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London”.
Susheila Nasta has written a brilliant review and context for The Lonely Londoners. Go to https://bit.ly/39yAtqU
In order to access the Teams meeting please follow the link below. Once you have clicked on the link you will be able to join the meeting from there. Alternatively you can request to join the team by emailing Fran Porritt on email@example.com
To find out more about the Reading group see https://libguides.tees.ac.uk/readinggroup
The Library building is currently closed. For help with a variety of enquiries you can contact the Library Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding public holidays) by:
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Connect with Scopus experts through our Scopus webinar series
Our webinars cover topics relevant to both Scopus users and librarians. Learn about best practices, content selection and coverage, metrics to track and understand research impact, and more. Scroll through our webinar channel, find a topic that interests you and register to attend. Even if you are unable to join the live session you will receive a link to the recording to watch at your own convenience.
Infectious Disease Outbreak Research: Insights and Trends webinar
You also find a recorded webinar from 30 March about “Infectious Disease Outbreak Research: Insights and Trends” which explains how research was conducted to uncover trends in outbreaks research, the various governmental bodies involved and the ways to identify health security research. This webinar was hugely popular, and we received >21k registrations to watch it live.
During this period of restricted travel due to the Covid 19 virus, 1-2-1 tutorials are available via remote access, please see https://libguides.tees.ac.uk/researchers
You can find help online at https://libguides.tees.ac.uk/researchers
For information on the latest research developments the World Health Organisation (WHO) logs the latest research together with regularly updated myth busters. Evidence and facts about the virus and its control are also available from the UKRI’s site Coronavirus: the science explained.
There are plenty of websites available for both students and academic staff on how to learn and teach remotely. A selection of them are highlighted in the ‘Online Learning Support’ reading list. If you know of any useful sites that can be added to the list please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at the Learning Hub http://libguides.tees.ac.uk/learning_hub for help and support on topics relating to
The Learning Hub contains lots of different types of resources which students can access independently at a time to support their studies. These include:
Our Library Life blog brings you virtual help, hints and hacks as well as details of online support or future workshops. You can comment on the blog or ask us questions See https://blogs.tees.ac.uk/slssupport
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Succeed@Tees online workshops
We run virtual workshops to support student learning and assessment. Details will be posted on our Library Life blog and on the Learning hub calendar http://libguides.tees.ac.uk/learning_hub/workshops
Tutorials (via email, Microsoft Teams, and other communication methods depending on access) are still being offered for academic writing, study skills, literature searching and referencing http://libguides.tees.ac.uk/lrs/tutorials