Who to follow?
Follow Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC Technology correspendent to find out his thoughts on how technology is shaping and changing the world. He aims to look at the impact of the internet and digital technology on our lives and businesses. Follow Rory on Twitter - Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ.
Finding Cite them Right
uosliblaw: To check and improve your referencing you can read the online Cite them right guide, just follow these steps: Log in to MySunderland with your University User id and password Click on the Learning tab. This will give you a list of useful resources to help with your studies. Next, click on Citing and Referencing. Once on this page click on the blue link - this will take you...
New upgrade on IEEE websites
On 1 April 2012 IEEE will release the new IEEE Business Platform. While many new features will be added to IEEE Xplore with this release, there is one important item for students to note: · Saved Searches and Search History will be deleted: Due to updates to IEEE Xplore search capability, all existing saved searches and search history records will be DELETED after 1 April 2012. We encourage...
In the news - Google taken to court
Google has been ordered to disable part of its autocomplete function in Japan after complaints it violates privacy. Read more…
Need help with your research?
Drop-in sessions are being held in St Peters library for computing students on Thursday mornings in the Smartboard pods near the library desk. Find information for your current assignments. Get help using Journal Search and Journal databases. Times available: 09:00 - 10:00 11:00 - 12:00 Email your subject librarian Lynne Robinson for a place at: email@example.com.
QR codes on the Library Catalogue: a quick quide →
uoslibrarybusiness: via uosliboffcampus: You may have spotted the giant barcode on the Library Catalogue when you’ve searched for books. This is one of our new developments and we hope it will make finding books on the shelves easier. The giant barcode is a QR Code and if you’ve got a smart phone you can use it to save the…
ACM Webinar - April 12th
April 12 Webinar: “Security: Computing in an Adversarial Environment” Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT/1:00 PM CDT/11:00 AM PDT What you’ll learn: The security mindset – what it is, why it’s needed The social side of security – usability, adoption, identity, trust A deeper dive on insider threat as a case study – what it is, how to detect it, how to prevent it ...
In the news - electric vehicles
Campaigners are saying much more needs to be done to promote and persuade motorists to switch to electric vehicles. Read more… Check out the Library catalogue for books on electric vehicle technology.
In the news - Bafta Video Game Awards
Portal 2 has won the best game at the Bafta Video Game Awards. Read more… Have a look on the Library catalogue to check out books we have on game design.
Useful Web Sites - Computing
Click on this link to browse through a list of useful web sites for your subject. These are found by going to the Library homepage and clicking on Support for your Subject.
Useful Web Sites - Engineering
Click on this link to browse through a list of useful websites for your subject. These can be found by going to the Library homepage and clicking on Support for your Subject.
The Register Website - Sci/Tech News
Check out The Register for independent news, views, opinions and reviews on the latest in the IT industry.
Did you know?
If you are not in the Library, but require our help, you can chat to us in real time using our LiveChat service? Look out for this image at the bottom of the Library homepage:
Current and Future Events in Automotive and...
An event is taking place tonight at the Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham at 18:00 - Peter White from Coventry University is giving a talk on the following. Chairmans Address: “Reducing Carbon Emissions - Can the automobile make a positive Contribution?” Click on the above to view the details. Check out events happening now and in the future in the North East. Click on this link to find...
Need to find information to support your research? Try out this practical helpsheet for IEEE Xplore Digital Library to help you find academic peer-reviewed journal resources to use in your assignments and projects. Click here to view pdf
IEEE tutorials online
IEEE Xplore Digital Library is an online database: find full text and abstracts. It includes journals, conference proceedings and technical reports. IEEE is accessed through Journal Search on the library homepage. Having trouble getting started with IEEE? Click here to access the IEEE tutorials online.
In the news - cloud cover
How small and medium-sized businesses use technology - this is part of a new series running through March - experts are asked their views. Read more… Check out the library catalogue stock on cloud computing. Also why not use the Library Journal Search to look for relevant articles.
‘Cloud computing is forcing IT departments to evolve’ This article discusses the effect that cloud computing is having on IT from presentations given at the Cloud connect conference held the week beginning 13/02/2012. Click on the article title above to read more. Check out the library catalogue stock on cloud computing. Also why not use the Library Journal Search to look for...
What's new in Computing and Engineering?
Click on this link to access the latest information on your subject including news, reports, videos, events and resources. You can also find the link to this page on the library website under ‘Support for your Subject’. Choose either ‘computing’ or ‘engineering’.
Computing and Engineering - assignments ready to...
Check the assignment services blog to see if your assignments are ready to collect from the library desk. Go to the library homepage and scroll to the links at the bottom and click on: Assignments Ready to Collect: St. Peter’s Library Type in your module code or the title of your assignment to see if they are available.
Collect your Engineering assignments
The following engineering assignments are available to collect from St Peters library desk: ENGM1C - Engineering operations management - Ken Robson Assignments submitted 30/1/12 are available to collect from St Peter’s library desk until 27/3/12. EAT216 - Computer Aided Engineering - Ian Fletcher Assignments submitted 20/01/12 are available to collect from St Peters library desk until...
Improvements to the Library Catalogue
uosliblaw: Enhancements to the Library Catalogue Check out the new improvements to our Library catalogue: QR code reader - save the details of the item on your phone Rate an item and see what books your peers find useful Use the interactive maps to pinpoint where items are located Find where a library item is housed Library Catalogue
£1m engineering prize!
A judging panel has been announced for the £1m prize envisaged to be the “Nobel” prize for engineers. This prize has been designed to raise the profile of engineering. Read the article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17179611