Monday, 5 December 2016

Charles Booth's London - website hosted by the LSE launched

Last week I received an email promoting the following: 
LSE has just launched Charles Booth’s London, a website making available the famous poverty maps and the descriptively rich police notebooks arising from Booth’s ground-breaking study Inquiry Into the Life and Labour of the People in London (1886-1903).
 
The new site allows visitors to view, interact with and download the poverty maps, and to geo-locate the police notebooks against the maps. Visitors can also browse and download the notebooks. In addition the site provides a wealth of contextual information about Booth, the Inquiry, and Victorian London more generally.

If you're studying Criminology, you may find the mapping of police notebooks against late Victorian London streets of interest. Even if the maps and notebooks aren't of direct relevance to your course, if you live in London, then like me, you may find it hard to resist finding the area where you live and reading all about it!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Journals moving from Lexis Library (but don't worry, we will still have online access)

From 22nd December, the following journals will no longer be available via Lexis Library:
This is because ownership of these journals has recently transferred from Bloomsbury Publishing (with whom Lexis had an agreement to host the journals) to Taylor & Francis (with whom they don't have such an agreement).

The good news is that with the exception of Law and Financial Markets Review where we will lose access to issues from 2007 & 2008, we will continue to have online access to these journals via Hein Online & Academic Search Complete. Birkbeck users can click on the titles above to gain access.



Tuesday, 22 November 2016

PhD Training Day at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies


The first session of a 3 part series being run this academic year on 'How to get a PhD in Law' will take place on Saturday December 3rd and will include sessions on:
  • literature reviews
  • comparative legal research
  • qualitative and quantitative research for PhDs
  • the foreign, international and comparative research collections at IALS
  • research resources
The cost for the day is £75 for students. For more details and to book, go to www.bit.ly/21D9qnt 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Saturday workshops - autumn term 2016







The Library is running the following workshops during the Autumn Term on Saturdays. The workshops will be held in the Library Seminar Room on Level 1 of the Library. All staff and students are welcome

There are a maximum of 40 places on each workshop. They may not run if less than 5 people book - we will contact you if a workshop is cancelled.
If you have any queries please contact the Library



Date and time

Workshop

15 Oct and repeated 19 Nov
11.30am-12.30pm
Getting Ready to Study
Learn how to organize your work, and make yourself aware of academic learning support materials and what the Library has to offer. Book Now
15 Oct and repeated 19 Nov
12.45 - 1.30pm
Getting to Grips with your Reading List
Understand what you are being asked to read and how to follow up references, etc. Book Now
15 Oct and repeated 19 Nov
2.30 - 3.45pm
Finding Information for Essays or Assignments
Find books, articles, etc. on a particular topic. Learn to search the Library Catalogue and Discover service.Book Now
15 Oct and repeated 19 Nov
4.00 - 5.00pm
Google Scholar vs Birkbeck Discover
Pick up tips on using Google Scholar and Birkbeck Discover. Essential functionality and features of both services. Book Now

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Should a judge have said that?






Interview with writer Peter Moffat (author of Silk, amongst other things), who reflects on whether a judge should've sworn in a recent case, and the general demeanour of judges in court. Listen to BBC audio file at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37043916

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Saturday workshops - summer term



The Library is running the following workshops during the Summer Term on Saturdays. The workshops will be held in the Library Seminar Room on Level 1 of the Library. All staff and students are welcome

There are a maximum of 30 places on each workshop. They may not run if less than 5 people book - we will contact you if a workshop is cancelled.
If you have any queries please contact the Library

Date and time

Workshop

28th May and repeated 25th June
11.30am - 12.30pm
Finding and accessing theses
How to identify and find copies of PhD theses. Book Now
28th May and repeated 25th June
1.30 - 3.00pm
Improving your search skills
How to carry out a literature search and tips for better searching. Book Now
28th May
3.30 - 5.00pm
Managing your references using Zotero
An introduction to managing your references using the Zotero package. Book Now
25th June
3.30 - 5.00pm
Managing your references using EndNote
An introduction to EndNote, reference management software that helps you collect, store and manage your references and cite them correctly. Book Now

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Library: Easter weekend opening hours


Opening Hours
Issue & Help Desk
Thursday 24 March 10.00 - 23.45
10.00 - 20.00
Friday 25 - Monday 28 March 10.00 - 20.00
Self Service
Tuesday 29 March 10.00 - 23.45
10.00 - 20.00