Trial to PsycTESTs

We have arranged for a 30 day trial to the following resource:

PsycTESTs

PsycTESTs is a repository of ready-to-use tests and measures from the American Psychological Association.

International in scope, this resource provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields, and while focused on contemporary instances of test use, has coverage that spans more than a century.

PsycTESTS Includes:

•Tests that were originally developed for research and were not made commercially available

•A growing selection of multilingual test instruments

•Information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers

Access the trial from the Library’s A-Z listing of Databases

You should be able to access PsycTESTS both on and off campus. The trial ends on 25/02/15 and we would welcome your feedback.

If you have a query please contact any member of the Life and Health Sciences Library team.

 

 

 

Out of Hours IT Service Desk launched

All staff and students can now avail of additional out of hours support for issues such as IT, Blackboard and general Library queries. This support is now available from 5pm to 9am Weekdays, 24-hour Weekends, Bank Holidays, all year round.

The contact details remain the same as those for ISD Service Desk:

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6777 or E: servicedesk@ulster.ac.uk

When outside core time, users will be advised they are connected to the out of hours service.

Remember that you can still contact the Library for specialist help outside normal working hours. We are open 9am – 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am – 8pm Friday and 1pm – 5pm Weekends.

Contact the Library as follows:

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3128 or W: http://library.ulster.ac.uk

Planned refurbishment to Magee Library

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Planned refurbishment works at Magee Library will commence on 17/1/15 with completion by 20/2/15.  Specifically, internal glazing across the 1st and 2nd floor at the entrance is being replaced.

As a result of the works, the front entrance and disabled parking bays to this block will be closed to all staff, students and the public throughout this period.  Access in and out of the library will be via the rear entrance and directional signage will be erected on site to indicate this temporary arrangement.

Library resources and study spaces will continue to be available.  However, there will be no access to the electronic classroom during the refurbishment works.

The Library Subject Team

 

Honours for Ulster academics

RBarnettKnightLeading Ulster academics have been recognised in the New Years Honours list. Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett was awarded the honour of Knight Bachelor for services to higher education and business.

Over the past two decades, Professor Barnett has contributed significantly to the development of the HE sector in Northern Ireland, forging links internationally and within the local community to ensure participation and engagement with the University’s aims in all sectors of society.

The award comes as Ulster was judged one of the top universities in the UK for delivering world-leading research in the 2014 REF assessment under Professor Barnett’s stewardship.

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Three senior Ulster academics were also recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2014.

Professor Alastair Adair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development) and Provost (Jordanstown and Belfast) was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in Northern Ireland.

Professor Carol Curran, Dean, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and education in Northern Ireland.

Sean Strain, Professor of Human Nutrition and Director of NICHE received an OBE for services to nutrition research and higher education.

Congratulations from the Library Subject Team.