We want to make sure that Library Guides help you to find and manage the information that you need for your studies. So whatever you think about them we want to see how you use them. We’re looking for volunteers to come to the library and perform a few short tasks to help us judge how easy it is to find information on the library guides. We expect this to take an hour at most and we will give a power bank to each volunteer. (Power banks let you charge your mobile phone or other portable devices on the move. Very useful on long journeys!)
To volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time that is convenient for you.
If you have some feedback about Library Guides but you aren’t able to come in to the library, take this short survey to let us know what you think.
iFind is Swansea University Library’s search for print and online books, journal, articles, and more. You can set up iFind search alerts, which mean that you will be emailed regularly with any new results that meet your search criteria.
Zetoc is a database that provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) of over 29,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers. Zetoc Alert is a current awareness service that sends you email alerts matching the search criteria that you have provided whenever new data is loaded into the database. The searches may be for particular journals, for authors and for keywords from the titles of articles and papers. Watch this screencast for step-by-step instructions on creating Zetoc Alerts.
JournalTOCs is the biggest searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). It contains article details for over 19,500 journals directly collected from over 1115 publishers. JournalTOCs has taken special care to include all the highest rated journals in their fields, guaranteeing quality results. You can search it or use RSS feeds to keep up to date. The site allows you to go directly into articles where we have a subscription.
Using RSS feeds is a way to bring together information from a number of different sources. Use RSS feeds for your journal alerts and to get updates from websites and blogs.
This symbol is normally used to let you know that an RSS feed is available.
A popular RSS feed reader is Feedly, although there are others available.
Twitter is a useful tool for keeping up to date. If you don’t currently use Twitter consider joining the next Swansea University 5 days of Twitter (#SU5DOT) course, which will help you get started using Twitter at university.
Tips for using Twitter at university