Following the Spring 2012 Meeting we’ve been thinking of ways to implement some of the suggestions, outlined in Jenny Brine’s presentation. What you’ll find in this area of the website is a list of useful resources for science and technology librarians. We want to regularly add to the list and keep information up-to-date so please get in touch if you have any suggestions.
- Currano, J. and Roth, D. (2014) Chemical information for chemists: a primer. RSC publishing.
- The ALA “Sudden Selector’s” guides
- Alcock, L. (2013) How to study for a mathematics degree . OUP
- Bindner, D. and Erickson, M. (2011). A student’s guide to the study, practice, and tools of modern mathematics. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
- Dawson, C.W. (2015) Projects in computing and information systems : a student’s guide. Pearson.
- Johnson, S. and Scott, J. (2009). Study and communication skills for the biosciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Kahn, P. (2001). Studying mathematics and its applications. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Kneale, P. (2011). Study skills for geography, earth and environmental science students. London : Hodder Education.
- Latto, J. and Latto, R. (2009). Study skills for psychology students. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
- Millican, P. and Heritage, J. (2009). Studying science: a guide to undergraduate success. Bloxham, Oxfordshire: Scion Pub.
- Overton, P., Johnson, S. and Scott, J. (2011). Study and communication skills for the chemical sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Rhoden, C. (2000). Studying engineering at university: everything you need to know. London: Allen & Unwin.
- Research Information Network, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society. (2012). Collaborative yet independent: information practices in the physical sciences [pdf] Available at: http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/using-and-accessing-information-resources/physical-sciences-case-studies-use-and-discovery- [Accessed June 6 2012].
Ideas to keep up to date with subject:
- SLA webinars and discussion lists, including various divisions covering a variety of subjects and sectors
- Visit your local Café Scientifique http://www.cafescientifique.org/
- Listen to science radio programmes
- Think about joining a MOOC
- It may be worth scanning some of the more accessible newsy journals, to get an idea of hot topics in research in your areas. For example: New Scientist/Chemistry World/Physics World/ Mathematics Today and Computing
Ideas to keep up to date with departments
- Attend Departmental seminars and other research events
- Access departmental VLE
- Access departmental publications
- Attend Staff: Student Liaison Committees