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Access to Magee Library during May 2015

April 27, 2015 at 11:26 am, by Jayne Dunlop

To help maintain a quiet environment during revision and exams, entry to Magee Library will be restricted from Tuesday 5th May – 22 May 2015.


You will need your ID card to swipe the sensor on  the revolving door or on the sensor on the wall in order to gain entry. If you can’t find your ID card, you need to get a replacement  from Academic Registry. Ask at the Issue Desk first, as ID cards are sometimes handed in to Lost Property.If your ID card doesn’t work, you can get it reset at the Security Desk in Block MD (main building).

Other registered library users, e.g. Step Up, Alumni or Sconul card holders should bring their Library card with them, press the buzzer above the swipe-card sensor on the wall and they will be let in by staff. Other members of the public with genuine research queries may also ask for entry at the front door.

We regret that students from secondary or grammar schools are not permitted entry during this restricted period, unless they hold Step Up cards.

We would ask for everyone’s co-operation to maintain a quiet building during the revision period. Please let staff know immediately if you are being disturbed by others’ inconsiderate behaviour.

Now available to Ulster users: Society of Radiographers Policy & Guidance Document Library

April 24, 2015 at 11:13 am, by Sarah Smyth

Society of Radiographers logo


The Society of Radiographers’ Policy & Guidance Document Library has been added to Ulster’s holdings.

All policy, guidance and advice published by the Society and College of Radiographers can be found here including the Code of Professional Conduct, which includes advice relevant to patient care, communication, what it is to be a professional and how and why professionalism is so vital. It also includes the Education and Career Framework for the Radiography Workforce, which defines outcomes for the whole workforce and how progression might be achieved and The Scope of Practice 2013, which defines the current scope of practice for the professional workforce for diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy.

This resource is available to on-campus users.

If you have any questions regarding this or any other resource held by the Library, contact your Subject Librarian for advice.

The Library Subject Team

Early women’s writing

April 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm, by Jayne Dunlop

Chawton House Library near Alton (Hampshire) is a centre for the study of early women’s writing from 1600 to 1830. IT houses around 10,000 rare books and is open to visitors, although booking is advised.  The library contains a library that Jane Austen knew and would have used.  Books in the library include works by Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, Mary Robinson, Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft.

MedicinesComplete platform upgrade planned

April 15, 2015 at 11:14 am, by Sarah Smyth

Medicines complete

On Monday 20th April 2015, the MedicinesComplete platform will be updated.

Users will continue to be able to login via the MedicinesComplete homepage ( in the normal way.

If you encounter any problems accessing BNF, BNF for Children or Stockley’s Drug Interactions (or any of the Library’s resources), contact the Life and Health Sciences Subject team at

Best Wishes

The Library Subject Team



Can’t read? Can’t do world-class research

March 26, 2015 at 10:40 am, by Sarah Smyth

Read on get on campaign

Read On. Get On. is a national campaign to get all our children reading well by the age of 11.

With a quarter of children leaving primary school without effective reading skills, an online petition has been launched asking political leaders to put this issue at the heart of education. Research shows that the need for intervention in poorer areas is acute – two in five children in poorer areas cannot read confidently when leaving primary education[1].

Read more about Read On. Get On. here

Read Save the Children’s full report here

[1] Save the Children, (2014) Read On. Get On. How reading can help children escape poverty. London: Save the Children.

GAIN clinical guideline on enteral feeding released

March 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm, by Sarah Smyth

GAIN logo

New guidance on enteral feeding of infants, children and young people has been released by the Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network.

Warmest congratulations are extended to Rosina Doherty-Allan, Campus Library Manager (Magee), who undertook the literature review in her former role as Trust Librarian in Western HSC Trust.

Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network. 2015. Guidelines for caring for an infant, child, or young person who requires enteral feeding. Belfast: GAIN.

Read the full guidelines here.

The Library Subject team



Budget information

March 18, 2015 at 11:03 am, by Jayne Dunlop

Wednesday March 18th is budget day –  for more information check LSE’s academic research links

Find out who gave the longest speech in 1853, and then check out our links to news, analysis and budget submissions covering 2015   Ulster University library subscribes to House of Common papers, Nexis, Times Digital Archive, The Economist, and holds recent copies of The Times, Guardian and the Financial Times.  Check the library catalogue for newspapers, and library databases for collections.  NB Box of Broadcasts is not available at Ulster but is under consideration for purchase.  If you have any queries about finding any of the information mentioned in this blog post, leave a comment or email

Online Payment Now Available

February 27, 2015 at 9:23 am, by Michael Carragher


Library fines can now be paid securely and conveniently online, on-campus and off-campus, using a credit/debit card or by using PayPal.

If fines are owed on your Library account, you will see a Pay Now button in the Charges section of My (Library) Account in the Library Catalogue. My Account can also be accessed from the Portal.

For more information, a Library e-Payments Guide and Terms & Conditions of use are available.
More information about borrowing and fines can be found on the Library Borrowing page.

From Antrim to Zanzibar: Heritage Research at Ulster University

February 24, 2015 at 4:52 pm, by Sarah Smyth

Colin breen

On Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 7pm Dr Colin Breen will be giving the 2015 Convocation Lecture ‘From Antrim to Zanzibar: Heritage Research at Ulster University’.

The University has a strong profile in heritage and archaeological research. This lecture will highlight the relevance of this work using a number of case studies including past climate change, early nation-building in Ireland and Scotland and the process of colonialism across Africa. The key issues of identity and sustainability underpin much of this research.

Dr Breen led a major archaeological excavation at Dunluce Castle, encouraging members of the local community to participate. In 2012 he published ‘Dunluce Castle: Archaeology and History’.

Join us for the lecture at 7pm on 25th February in E206 at the Coleraine campus and for light refreshments afterwards.

Although the lecture is open for anyone to attend, please let us know if you intend to come by contacting:

Convocation Executive Committee, Office of the University Secretary, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine BT52 1SA

Tel: +44 (28) 7012 4114



Pearson e-books – change to terms and conditions

February 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm, by Sarah Smyth

Pearson dawsonera

A key publisher, Pearson, has changed the terms and conditions of its e-book provision.

Users will no longer be able to download any Pearson titles supplied by Dawsonera to their devices. Pearson’s ‘Read Online’ capabilities are unaffected.

This change presently applies to e-books sourced from Dawsonera – our other suppliers will still allow downloads from Pearson e-books.

The Library Subject Team