Archive for October, 2011

Staff bite-size workshops

The library will be hosting a series of five workshops for staff.  

1.   Be current – keep up-to-date with trends and research findings in your industry/research area(s) with current  awareness techniques.
Monday 7th November 8-9am in study room 1 (library computer suite). Breakfast provided

2.   Be search savvy – tips and tricks to get more out of our journal databases.
Thursday 24th November 8-9am in study room 1 (Library computer suite).
Breakfast provided

3.   Be noticed  – present your best self to others on the web
Date/Time TBD

  • myths and facts about Google ranking
  • using social networking and Google to enhance your online image
  • manage your web presence and increase your digital footprint
  • examples of good practice for personal and professional web presence and how to manage yours
  • better networking

4.   Be out there – Following from our previous web presence session, learn how to create a stunning blog using WordPress, a popular blogging platform.
Date/Time TBD

5.   Be inspiring – create a visually captivating presentation with Prezi , a cloud-based presentation software that encourages discovery and offers an exciting alternative to PowerPoint.
Date/Time TBD

Please sign up with the HR department


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Subject Librarians

Writtle College has 2 subject librarians, whose main role is to support you with information and research enquiries for assignments and dissertations.

Who are your subject librarians?

Christina Harbour – Animal; Business; Equine & Sport

Rachel Isaac-Menard – Agriculture; Conservation; Design and Horticulture

You can contact them via email or in their office upstairs in the library.

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International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)

The International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS) is a not-for-profit organisation established to provide information to veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians and animal health professionals worldwide using Internet technology. The IVIS website provides free access to original, up-to-date publications organised in electronic books, proceedings of veterinary meetings, journals and short courses.

At the start of the new academic year IVIS invites students to visit the website and discover the many resources it offers.  The IVIS Library includes a large collection of Textbooks, Reviews, Proceedings Collections and Journals, that are very useful resources. Some content is also available in 12 different languages. Every month new content is added in a variety of disciplines and species including: • Anesthesia • Avian Medicine • Behaviour • Bull Fertility • Canine and Feline Clinical Nutrition • Dermatology • Equine Respiratory Diseases • Infectious and Parasitic Diseases • Neurology • Poisonous Pants • Reproduction • Transfusion Medicine • Toxicology • Virology

All access on the IVIS website is FREE to access.  (

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Animal Resources

Government Veterinary Journal (GVJ) archives – full text available

Archives of ‘The Government Veterinary Journal’ – the official journal of the Government Veterinary Service and those who support its work or have an interest in state veterinary medicine. It is compiled and produced by Animal Health for, and on behalf of, veterinary surgeons and those who support them across all parts of government.

Veterinary Clinical Digest – Free Publication

Veterinary Clinical Digest is a new online publication which surveys the full range of papers published in Wiley-Blackwell veterinary journals and brings together the latest research, of particular relevance to clinical practice, in one place. Each issue of Veterinary Clinical Digest contains a link to the full-text article online (which has been made free to access) and includes a summary outlining the key ‘take home’ messages for practice.

You can also sign up for email notifications of new information posted.

BMC Veterinary Research – Open Access Journal

With an impact factor of 2.37, BMC Veterinary Research is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health. BMC Veterinary Research) is indexed by PubMed and Google Scholar amongst others.

Histology PowerPoint Tutorials from Wikivet

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Leave the shelving to us

We’ve had a bad case of untidy shelves lately and that means it’s harder for you to locate the books you need. Perhaps you’ve been lazy and left your books on random shelves or you’ve tried to help us out by reshelving the books yourselves. Whatever your motive, no need to shelve books! Just leave your books on the library tables or hand them back at the counter and the library staff  will do the work for you.

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The Book Sale is back!

The book sale is on in the library! We have loads of books in all subject areas for  50 p each. Books are added daily to the sale items  so keep checking back! Large carrier bag is recommended.

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