LinkedInLearning

The University has a subscription to LinkedInLearning which you can access from the portal. LinkedInLearning has many academic learner paths. However, there is much, much more to LinkedInLearning. There are so many options that you can choose from. At the moment they seem to be championing many wellbeing learner paths. When you access LinkedInLearning you […]

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New ‘COVID-19: Resources for research’ guide

A number of organisations have created great resources for supporting research into COVID-19. We’ve added these to our new “COVID-19: Resources for research“ Libguide at: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/covid Here’s the list so far: COVID-19 Research Database (provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO)) WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and […]

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Top ten papers from our Research Repository in February #StirTopTenPapers

During February there were 32,961 downloads from our University repository, STORRE, covering 5,387 research publications. The top ten downloaded items were: 1. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Summative Assessment and Tests on Students’ Motivation for Learning. By Harlen, Wynne; Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, Patricia; Daugherty, Richard; Gardner, John; James, Mary; Stobart, Gordon http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19607 Downloads: […]

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Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset now Available for Academic Research

A gigantic and unique Facebook dataset has been made available to researchers to study questions related to the effects of social media on democracy and elections. Jesse Blumenthal, Director of Technology and Innovation for the Charles Koch Institute, issued a statement saying that the availability of this dataset is:  “an important step in addressing society’s […]

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ejournals and ebooks

The library’s collections expand far beyond the physical collection. We have access to 119,000 electronic journals through a range of local and national agreements with publishers. We have access to over 320,000 ebooks, now more than the 315,000 printed books we hold. We are adding to these collections on a daily basis but, if we […]

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Windows 7 Switch off

You are probably aware that Windows 7 is now out of support and that as a result the operating system is no longer being kept updated and secure. In order to maintain our Cyber Essentials accreditation, and ensure the University network is as secure as possible, we cannot allow unsupported devices onto our network. We have been in […]

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