IEEE Awareness Day Friday 8th December 2017

What is IEEE?

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing access to the world’s highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, and related disciplines. IEEE Xplore contains full-text documents from IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards, in addition to eBooks and educational courses – it contains more than 30% of the world’s technical literature.

You have access to IEEE via the Library subscription – use this authenticated link to ensure you can view all the full-text content.

What’s happening?

Library Services are very excited to welcome Julia Stockdale of Content Online, UK representatives for IEEE to Abertay on Friday 8th December for an IEEE awareness day.

Library pop-up stand

We’ll start the day off in the Library with a pop-up stand (we’ll be on Level 1, next to the cafe)  Drop past to chat to us about how you can get the most out of IEEE and pick up some FREEBIES!  Pop-up will run from around 10:30-12:30

Publishing with IEEE at Abertay

In the afternoon we’ll be in the Graduate School Seminar Room (3514.1) for a practical publishing with IEEE workshop.  The workshop will run between 14:00-15:00 and can be booked via Eventbrite – places are limited!

This practical workshop, aimed at new and early career researchers and postgrads in engineering, computing, and technology related areas, will provide an overview of publishing with the IEEE.

The workshop will cover:

  • Overview of IEEE, technology areas and quality of content
  • The University’s publishing activity on IEEE Xplore
  • Choosing the best fit periodical or conference for your paper
  • What editors look for
  • Why papers may be rejected
  • Paper structure
  • Ethics
  • Open Access options
  • Impact factor
  • Importance of thorough literature reviews and support available
  • Submission and review process
  • Tools available to support publishing
  • Tips
  • Key contacts and support.

IEEE Awareness for Academics

And finally, we’ll round the day off with an informal session aimed at academics also in Room 3514.1 of the Graduate School.  Here, we’ll look at search strategies, new features of IEEE Xplore, and keeping up-to-date.

Come along and meet Julia to find out all about getting the most out of IEEE.

You can view our IEEE help page here

For more information on the awareness day, or for help with IEEE please email the Library 

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Library & IT Drop-ins during the Summer – Every Wednesday @ 12 in Room 3006

Just a quick post to remind everyone that help is still available during the summer whilst the Library building is closed for refurbishment.

If you need help with any of the following:

  • Referencing & RefWorks
  • Finding & evaluating information
  • LibrarySearch
  • Searching Library resources including: Business Source Premier, CINAHL, Lexis Library & Westlaw, ScienceDirect, Scopus and Web of Science
  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint queries including: formatting long documents, working with data in Excel, tables of figures and tables of contents, poster presentations
  • Reading Lists @ Abertay
  • Copyright
  • Managing your digital footprint
  • Open Access
  • And lots, lots more…

The Library Services Team are alert and ready to answer your queries!

Our Drop-in sessions are open to staff and students and are running throughout the summer every Wednesday between 12-1 pm, in Room 3006 of the Old College (previously advertised as 3010 but now held in the Library Services office which is 3006, right next to 3010)

If you can’t make it to a drop-in session you can email library@abertay.ac.uk or visit SEZ at their temporary summer location in the Student Centre (next to Aroma) and they will give us a call.

Borrowing books

You can still borrow books during the Library building refurbishment too.  Just check LibrarySearch for availability of the item(s) you wish to borrow then take a note of: author, title, edition, collection and class number.  Then, give the details to SEZ either in person or via email and you can pick up your items from their temporary desk in the Student Centre.  You’ll need to allow time for the items to be collected and bear in mind that sometimes access to the Library building may be restricted.  Items requested in the morning will be available for collection in the afternoon of the same day after 2pm. Items requested in the afternoon will be available for collection the following day from 10am.  And also remember that if the item you wish to borrow is currently out on loan, you’ll need to place a request and wait for it to become available.

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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