A new version of the Harvard referencing guide "Quote Unquote Online" is now available. It's fully searchable, more accessible and offers a better user experience on mobile devices. The guide is also available as a downloadable PDF and is accompanied by a free A5 leaflet available at the Library and Student IT Advice Points.
Quote Unquote now includes information on Generative Artificial Intelligence and as this is a rapidly changing field we have created FAQs with more advice and you can also contact our Academic Support Team. For queries about AI and academic misconduct, take a look at our Academic Integrity web pages or read the latest Library blog on the relationship between AI and copyright.
We have made some changes to the Library website. The Subject Guides are now organised via Schools with a new guide for Criminology and you can view Opening Hours by day. The international students page has a new design and the page for disabled and dyslexic users renamed as Library Disability Support.
The Databases A-Z list also has a clean new look and now displays the most useful databases for your School and we've complied a list of new resources which you can use for research or you'll find on your reading lists.
There is a new web page to support the introduction of the SEAtS mobile app. This is used by new level 4 (first year) students to register attendance in face to face lectures using the SEAtS mobile app. And we're trialling the use of digital assistants on our IT Support pages to help direct you to FAQs or put you in touch with our team depending on your query.
To increase circulation of stock and to reduce the financial impact on students we have introduced automatic renewals. This means that anything you borrow will automatically renew each week for a year unless it is requested by someone else. If that happens you must return the item or contact us within 7 days or your account will be blocked and after a 14 days the cost of replacing the item will be added to your account. If you're registered with Disability Services or our Offsite Service you have three weeks to return the item.
This term the Library is piloting new IT equipment in study spaces. This includes laptop docks so that you can connect a laptop to an external monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and some dual-monitor workstations attached to either a PC or a laptop dock. The new equipment will be located in LSB101 (the first floor bookroom) at Sheila Silver Library, City Campus, and in JG250 (second floor open access PC lab) at Headingley Library. Room 101 in Headingley Library has also been turned into a group study room (see photo) with a more relaxed feel and we now have vending machines in Sheila Silver Library.