The AAMAS-2013 conference proceedings are now available to view online for free . http://ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2013/
A sample of the themes covered are Robotics, Game Theory and Social & Organisational Structure.
Next week is the start of the Summer exam timetable: The library can help you in a number of ways.
We have extended our opening hours at St Peter’s Library for the exam period . We will be 24/7 from 19.30pm Tuesday 7th May for approx 3 weeks. Check out the library website for more information.
Find a space to revise, we have a number of Quiet spaces suitable for revising , look out for the posters which direct you to these spaces or ask the St Peter’s Library staff where these spaces are. We also have a Silent Reading room , this is a technology free zone and is open only during staffed hours.
Not sure when your exam is and what you need to do. Check out this link Examination Timetables for all information on everything exam related .
If you need help on how to revise or other study skills this is the link to the study skills website Also on the study skills website are links to useful guides on revising.
Always go into your exam prepared. Have you got a pen, pencil, eraser, ruler. If you have to use a calculator is it working. Forgot your pen or pencil, ask at the library helpdesk as you can purchase pens and pencils from the library.
Happy revising and Good Luck in your exams
The library now has a number of new books for computing and engineering students.
We now have the Mechanics of Materials for Dummies, this book covers subject such as material behaviour, stress, fatique and movement. It also covers key mechanics concepts and contains helpful tips on solving problems.
The 3rd Edition of CMOS: circuit design, layout and simulation is also now available. This book covers the BSIM model and analog/digital circuit blocks.
The Association for Computing Machinery has excellent information resources and events for staff and students in the subject area of computing and engineering on their Learning Center webpage :
The latest Learning Webinar from the ACM Learning Center is on the subject of Engineering Software as a Service and covers Software as a Service (SaaS), the topics are the synergy between SaaS and Agile and frameworks like Ruby on the Rails. The presenter is David Patterson of University of California. The webinar is open to all and takes place on Wednesday 8th May at 6pm GMT.
Click on the ACM link to find out more.
Need Engineering information for an assignment or research and need to access it quickly . Have you looked at our Referex online collection of Engineering books. The books are accessed via Discover on the library website, login into Discover, click on the A-Z link and then Resources. Scroll down to the Referex links. There are 2 collections Electronics & Electrical and Materials & Mechanical. Some of the books also cover computer engineering subjects such as Wireless and Embedded Systems
This is a small example of the books that you can access
Did you know that the library has a package of Engineering journals on the Emerald database. There are 3 main areas for Engineers, Mechanical & Materials Engineering , Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Operations & Logistics Management . Some of the journals in these areas are Multi Discipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Sensor Review & Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.
How do you find these journals . Click on Discover on the library webpage, sign in , click on A-Z and then Resources, scroll down and click on the link for Emerald.
If you are going home for the Spring Vacation and you find you need help to find information for your assignments while you are away, check out the library website for how we can support you .
We have a Help section that has guides and tutorials that will help you use our resources to find the information you want. Click on the Help link on the library website, then the Skills for Learning section where you will find tutorials on how to use Discover to find journal articles.
There are also a good range of e-books for Computing and Engineering on the library catalogue, which you can read online or download for the day. Use the Finding and Evaluating information section in the Skills for Learning to access tutorials which tell you how to search the catalogue for e-books and also the Study skills section for information on how to reference your work.
If you need to contact us for further help, the details are at the bottom the the library webpage.
Keep Calm and have a good Spring Vacation
As part of the National Science & Engineering Week there are a variety of events going on. These events also continue throughout 2013. Check out the following links to events that are taking place around the UK.
The Ig Nobel Awards Tour 2013 4th April IET Savoy Place, London
In the North East From 27th-28th April is the Maker Faire at the Centre Of Life in Newcastle, which is a showcase for invention & creativity for all ages.
Also the British Science Association website has good links to events going on all over the UK celebrating all areas of Science , i.e Engineering, Psychology and Sociology. Including information on the British Science Festival which is taking place in Newcastle from the 7-12 September 2013.
Want to find out more about the winners , who are they , what have they done to win this prize. Click on the names of the winners and you will find profiles or books written by them.
Louis Pozin , Tim Berners Lee , Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Marc Andreessen
Louis Pozin, Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf, Tim Berners Lee and Marc Andreessen are the recipients of the first Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. They where chosen for their groundbreaking work from the 1970’s and to the present day which led to the Internet and the Worldwide Web become the global communication phenomena it is today.