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New Library Resources

SAGE Premier includes leading international peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies.

Its coverage spans subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, medicine and many more.

VLeBooks is a new addition to our e-book collection and provides a new way for students to access eBooks by giving quick and easy access to recommended course texts.

Log on to the resources using your College Network Username (student number) and Password (with a capital letter and a number).

‘Fetch’ - Discovery Style Solution

Library+ is delighted to introduce a new Discovery style solution for learners called ‘Fetch’.

‘Fetch’ is a user friendly, fast response, single search experience that has the capacity to trawl our collection of print and electronic resources and return users with a single list of results.

‘Fetch’ may be found located on the front page of the New Virtual Library, together with a range of guides to help navigate the system.

If you would like a demonstration of the resource or arrange some individual training, please see a member of Library+ staff.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from - you just need to be between the ages of 14 - 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on the sofa and watching life pass you by.

What does the Duke of Edinburgh Award involve?

You achieve your award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections, these are: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.

If you’re going for Gold there’s also a residential activity.

You could find yourself helping people in the community, getting fitter and developing new skills, whilst meeting new people and having an amazing time!

What will I get out of doing a Duke of Edinburgh Award?

You’ll get the chance to enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never knew you had and really challenge yourself. You’ll get to spend time doing the things you really love and get recognition for doing them, and have the opportunity to make a difference to other people’s lives in your community.

Achieving your award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from Colleges and Universities to employers. Doing DofE really does give you the skills for life and work!

What do I do if I want to get involved?

If you would like to start your Duke of Edinburgh Award, you can speak to your LDM, or a member of the Enrichment Team, based in the Hub, or the Student Union Office. Alternatively, you can email the enrichment team at      

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Want to know what's on offer in Library+? Then check out our latest library video...

ACCROSS College Induction Video for Library+ (2013) from Shooters Media on Vimeo.

Extension Activities

, did you know that we can create bespoke pages of resources for your course?

We can add links to news stories, videos, podcasts and e-books.

We can create a discussion room so you can chat about the resources and create quizzes too!

Contact Nina or Carol for more details.

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New Staff Resource!

A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning

The college has purchased ‘A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning’ which contains a wide range of categories and links to help provide ideas and advice to staff in the creation of E learning materials.

Typical guides include:

Google Docs/Dropbox/Skype/Facebook/Slideshare/Linkedin/Ted Talks/Prezi/Flickr/Moviemaker etc.

The resource will go live on the 1st August but teaching and learning staff may register throughout July to set up a personal account in advance.

The link may be found in the Staff Development area of Sharepoint and also on the Virtual Library area of its learning

To register simply select the link provided and ensure to use your ACCROSS email address when registering.

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