Whole Lotta Fun, Prizes To Be Won! Halloween Competition Time

We love Halloween here in Library Services so thought we’d have a spooky little giveaway in celebration.

If you’d like to win a selection of useful goodies (see below) all you have to do is:

  • Be a current Abertay student
  • Follow us on Twitter @AbertayLibrary
  • Tell us what literary inspired Halloween costume you’d pick if you were going to an awesome party (or studying hard in the Library…)
  • Tweet us your entries, the cutoff is Midnight on Sunday – if you have a photo of you wearing said literary inspired costume, even better!  You can enter up to 5 times.

We will pick a winning costume idea by 5pm on Monday 2nd November and tweet the winner.  We’ll also have a small selection of goodies for some runners-up.

Prize includes: Book/shopping bag, Large IEEE cotton t-shirt, various notebooks and pens, stress ball (it’s diamond shaped though!), pocket mirror, plasters, sticky notes, bottle opener key ring, glasses cloth, handy coaster (nobody likes a pesky tea stain on their desk), car charger, a ‘soft stylus torch pen’ from the future and a multi-device USB charger


Happy Halloween!


Study Skills Workshops – November and December 2015

Need help with your coursework, Honours Project or Dissertation?

The Library Services Team and Student Services are offering a range of Study Skills workshops between 2nd November and 9th December.  These are open to any student in any year and will help you find and use information, develop your research and writing skills and use Microsoft Office applications. The Language Centre are also running workshops on academic reading and writing aimed at international students.

You can book a place on Eventbrite

Can’t manage to come to a workshop? Library and IT drop-in sessions take place in the  IT Training Suite on level 2 of the Library:-

Tuesdays 11-12 – Help with SPSS, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, finding information for your coursework, referencing and RefWorks

Wednesdays 12-1-Help with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, finding information for your coursework, referencing and RefWorks

Thursdays 3-4-Help with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, finding information for your coursework, referencing and RefWorks

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Abertay’s Student Life Network: Sign-Up Event Thursday 22nd October 2015

Our friends in the Student’s Association have asked us to share details of an event they’re holding as part of Feedback Week.  Details are as follows:

“During Feedback Week there will be an event called the Student Life Network which is a place for students to have their voice heard on issues that directly affect them. Come along and talk to our staff to help shape the services, facilities and initiatives that you use here at Abertay. The four topics that will be discussed are;

– Student centre facilities and management
– Curriculum reform
– Staff/Student Equality & Diversity networks
– Dundee City Student Assembly: Campaigning for Students across Dundee

So if you feel strongly about any of these issues, sign up via the link below!

Sign up here

Conor Marshall, President of Abertay Students’ Association”

Scheduled Maintenance: Web of Science Sunday 11th October 2015

Please be advised that Thomson Reuters will be performing routine maintenance to their authentication system this Sunday 11th October 2015.

Maintenance Window = 1:00 PM, BST to 4:00 PM, BST.

It is expected that there will be minimal interruption to users who are logged into Web of Science at this time. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience due as a result.

If you have any queries or need further assistance with this or any other Library resources, please contact us on library@abertay.ac.uk