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Get better search results

By Tara-Lee Platt, on 4 December 2014

Image modified under Creative Commons Licence. Indexing and abstracting databases are key to producing good, robust research but they can be daunting and  confusing and it is tempting to stick with the familiarity of Google and Google Scholar.  To get some advice on  searches for your assignments, come along to a search skills surgery, where you can pick up some tips and develop your confidence in using A&I databases.

The surgery, run by Tara your subject librarian, will take place on:

Tuesday 9th December 11:00-12:00 Room G31

This is a drop in session so come along at any time within the hour, armed with any troublesome searches and questions you have.

We’ll primarily be looking at the following databases as they’re key to DIS:

  • LISA  – Index of journal articles in librarianship and information science, including archives and records management, publishing and some material relating to Digital Humanities. Includes abstracts from over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.
  • Library and Information Science Source – Content includes full text for more than 460 publications and indexing for hundreds of high-quality journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage encompasses librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
  • INSPEC – a bibliographic information database covering the fields of physics, electronics, computing, control engineering and information technology with more than 7.7 million records taken from 3,500 technical and scientific journals and 1,500 conference proceedings.
  • SCOPUS – multi-disciplinary database containing references to journal articles, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series and web resources.

If you can’t make this session please feel free to drop me an email with your queries.

Please note these sessions are only open to students in the UCL Department of Information Studies

Search skills drop in surgery

By Tara-Lee Platt, on 27 November 2014

Image modified under Creative Commons Licence. Indexing and abstracting databases are key to producing good, robust research but they can be daunting and  confusing and it is tempting to stick with the familiarity of Google and Google Scholar.  To get some advice on  searches for your assignments, come along to a search skills surgery, where you can pick up some tips and develop your confidence in using A&I databases.

The surgeries will be run by Tara, your subject librarian and will take place on:

Tuesday 2nd December 14:00-15:00 Room G31

Tuesday 9th December 14:00-15:00 Room G31

The surgery will run as a drop in session so come along at any time within the hour, armed with any troublesome searches and questions you have.

We’ll primarily be looking at the following databases as they’re key to DIS:

  • LISA  – Index of journal articles in librarianship and information science, including archives and records management, publishing and some material relating to Digital Humanities. Includes abstracts from over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.
  • Library and Information Science Source – Content includes full text for more than 460 publications and indexing for hundreds of high-quality journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage encompasses librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
  • INSPEC – a bibliographic information database covering the fields of physics, electronics, computing, control engineering and information technology with more than 7.7 million records taken from 3,500 technical and scientific journals and 1,500 conference proceedings.
  • SCOPUS – multi-disciplinary database containing references to journal articles, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series and web resources.

Looking forward to seeing you there!   If you can’t make either of these surgeries, please feel free to drop me an email with your queries.

Please note these sessions are only open to students in the UCL Department of Information Studies

MA Publishing Does Children in Need by Amy Davies

By Anne Welsh, on 14 November 2014

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On Thursday 14th November the Publishing MA students took a literary theme and combined it with baking and dressing up to raise money for Children in Need.

As well as a book-themed Bake Sale in Foster Court, there was a course-wide fancy dress competition which yielded creative and enthusiastic contributions. Jayne Osborne and Jane Sceales won the competition with their take on Fred and George Weasley, complete with bandaged ears, ginger wigs and matching Hogwarts jumpers. The duo won a Limited Edition Tracey Emin “Books Are My Bag” tote, a “Books Are My Bag” t-shirt and a copy of “The Coat Route” by Meg Lukens Noonan, as kindly donated by the UCL Publishing teaching staff.

Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm from everyone involved in the running the Bake Sale and fancy dress competition, and of course the generosity of donators, UCL Publishing raised over £175 for Children in Need. The amount will be included in tonight’s Grand Total on the Official Children in Need Appeal Show, which airs tonight from 7.30pm on BBC1.

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Amy Davies (@amy_davies) is studying for her MA Publishing.

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Bake Sale in Foster Court TODAY

By Anne Welsh, on 13 November 2014

Looking for a sugar fix at lunchtime? Call into Foster Court (opposite UCL Science Library) today for the MA Publishing students’ Children in Need bake sale:

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Press Release: UCL Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing

By Anne Welsh, on 12 November 2014

UCL Publishers' Prize

PRESS RELEASE 10/11/2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: We are pleased to announce the 2015 UCL Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing.

Submissions for the 2015 UCL Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing open at 12 noon on 14 November 2014.

For guidelines on how to enter please refer to our updated terms and conditions available on the UCL Publishers’ Prize website.

The Prize was launched in 2014 by ten students from University College London’s MA Publishing course to support aspiring writers and discover the next generation of talent. We hope to follow the success of the inaugural Prize which produced an impressive collection of original short stories, putting our own twist on the legacy with the addition of flash fiction. The 2014 anthology is currently selling at Waterstones Gower Street and we are thankful to all past, present, and future sponsors, advisors, and supporters.

The 2015 Prize is open to all 2014-15 undergraduates and postgraduates, including part-time and PhD students. The shortlist of stories will be chosen by our new committee of six MA Publishing students and the winners will be selected by a panel of well-established professionals from the publishing industry. In the short fiction category there will be cash awards for the third, second and first place winners, including a Faber Academy creative writing day course for the first place winner. There will be a cash award for the first place winner in the flash fiction category.

The Prize celebrates excellence in creative writing and is looking for bold new voices to build upon the tradition of brilliant writing at UCL. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for writing tips and details of our upcoming events.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59 pm, 16 January 2015.

Please note: Those previously shortlisted for the 2014 Publishers’ Prize cannot apply.

 

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UCL Publishing Thought of the Week: “DO judge a book by its cover” by Lucy Broughton

By Lucy Broughton, on 3 November 2014

Have a look and this weeks thought from the UCL Publishing Blog – “DO judge a book by its cover” by Lucy Broughton.

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cfp-blog/2014/11/03/thought-of-the-week-do-judge-a-book-by-its-cover/

MA Publishing Project – The Bookseller Children’s Project by Lucy Broughton

By Lucy Broughton, on 29 October 2014

Keep up to date on how the MA Publishing Projects are coming along.

Read the first update for The Bookseller Children’s Project here…

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cfp-blog/2014/10/29/publishing-project-update-the-bookseller-childrens-project/

Tweet of the Week by Lucy Broughton

By Anne Welsh, on 22 October 2014

tweetEach week we will pick a tweet that we think you just should not miss out on…

Read Lucy’s thoughts on this tweet on the Publishing Blog.

 

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Lucy Broughton (@lucyybroughtonis a student on the MA Publishing programme.

Thought of the Week: Information Is Not Knowledge by Alice Hughes

By Anne Welsh, on 20 October 2014

uclpublishing-200“… This week, in Marketing and Sales, James MacFarlane from BookGenie451.com is coming to speak to us. On their website you’ll find the all-too-familiar fact that ‘university students often spend up to 70% of their time searching for the right reading material’ …”

Read Alice’s full blog post on the UCL Centre for Publishing Blog.

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Alice Hughes (@AliceHughess) is studying for her MA Publishing

Image: UCL Centre for Publishing.

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Plan Your Weekly Events by Emily McCracken

By Anne Welsh, on 19 October 2014

uclpublishing-200Hi everybody! We are hoping to keep you up to date about events in the publishing world and big events happening in our programme. It’s not definitive but it is more than enough to fill your calendar…


Check the Publishing Blog every Sunday around 6pm and if you fancy a monthly format, look for the October Publishing Events Calendar in the sidebar. Happy Sunday!

This weeks events are listed here.

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Emily McCracken (@emilycracken) is a student on the MA Publishing programme.

Image: UCL Centre for Publishing.

Note: the appearance of the byline on this post is auto-generated, indicating that it was posted by Anne Welsh. Emily McCracken is the sole author of this piece.