Holiday opening times

Here are our library opening hours over the summer:

St Brycedale

Monday 0900 – 1650
Tuesday 0900 – 1650
Wednesday 0900 – 1650
Thursday 0900 – 1650
Friday 0900 – 1600
Saturday closed

Halbeath

Monday 0840 – 1650
Tuesday 0840 – 1650
Wednesday 0840 – 1650
Thursday 0840 – 1650
Friday 0840 – 1600

Stenton Library – closed for refurbishment

Due to refurbishment, the library at Stenton campus will be closed until further notice.

The libraries at St Brycedale (tel: 01383 223410)  and Halbeath (01383 845127)  are open and general enquiries can also be emailed to library@fife.ac.uk

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Rosyth Library

Closed for the summer

 

CC Search

Finding good images online that can be used freely without breaching copyright can be a challenge.  CC Search (https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/) is a tool which aims to make this task a little easier.  CC search is working to improve discoverability of copyright cleared images by cross searching open archives.  The CC stands for Creative Commons, a licencing system that facilitates the sharing and reuse of content.   Simply enter your search term in the box and get results returned from Flickr, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Library, Rijkmuseum and Europeana amongst others.  CC Search is a prototype at the moment but still has lots to offer.   The total number of searchable images is now over 10 million after the recent integration of 470,000 more images from Europeana.  Extra features, like creating lists and favourites are available by setting up an account on the site.  Another good feature is one click attribution, making referencing your source quicker and easier.  CC Search is worth a visit if you are looking for images.

“By the Seaside” by Klearchos Kapoutsis is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Ice cream” by CeresB is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Beach Huts” by Mary T Moore is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Academic Search Elite online journals

Looking for journal articles?  Academic Search Elite is an online database providing full text access to journals covering many subject areas.  Trial access is available at the moment for Fife College students and staff. If you are doing some research give it a try.

You can find the link on the eresources section of the Library site on ilearn or click here.  Access is available on campus only 

We would really like to hear what you think of Academic Search Elite.  Let us know if you found what you were looking for.  Your feedback can help us decide if this could be a useful resource for Fife College.    Please take a few moments to fill out our short survey by Friday 5th of May:

Student survey

Staff survey

Please contact your campus library for if you have any questions or further details.

 

 

New to Fife College Library, Drama Online.

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Take a look at the Library’s newest eResource, Drama Online. This resource contains plays and monologue in text form, as well as audio and video content.  Find new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history. The collection is constantly growing and includes ensemble to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary, and the political to the personal. Currently it consists of 1,700 playtexts, 350 audio plays and 150+ hours of video.

The resource also includes features such as Character Grids as well as Word and Speech graphs to offer new ways to engage with plays for close study or for performance aid.

Fife College students and staff will have unlimited access to both the Bloomsbury & Faber and the Nick Hern collections.

Access is available via the Library iLearn eResources page.  No password is required on campus.  Off site login is with your college email and password.

User guides are available here. Contact your local campus library for more details.

 

Ebook changes

On Wednesday 15th of February the Ebrary and EBL ebook platforms will both be migrating to a new platform called Ebook central.   There may be some disruption to ebooks access on these platforms during the migration.

On the new site – Ebook Central:

  • Logging in will not change, use your College email address and network password
  • Ebrary bookshelves will migrate over
  • Ebrary and EBL links will redirect automatically

For a look at the new Ebook Central platform, click here to see some short video guides.

Please contact staff at your nearest campus library or email library@fife.ac.uk if you have any questions .

No fines for January & February

wanted-poster-2017Happy New Year to all students and staff!

To start the year we have a fines amnesty on.  This means you can return overdue books without having to pay fines.  So if you have come across some library books over the holidays now is a good time to return them. No questions asked.   Books can be returned to any campus library.

The amnesty is on for a limited time only (9th of January to 28th of February 2017) and does not include admin fees for books that have been invoiced.  See posters at campus libraries or ask staff for details.

 

New! BoB – from Learning on Screen

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We now have access to a great new TV and radio resource, it’s the ultimate catch-up service for students – BoB (https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand).  Using BoB you will be able to view, record, create clips and share any broadcast programmes from nearly 65 TV and radio channels. That’s around 2,000,000 educational TV and radio programmes, and once programmes are recorded they are kept indefinitely!

The catch-up service on missed programmes will be available on and off-campus.  Login using your College email address and password.  You can schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips and create playlists.  You will be able to search a growing archive of material and if you wish to use any for your studies a one-click citation reference is available allowing you to cite programmes easily in your bibliography.

Staff will be able to create playlists of programmes related to their topic and  link to their clips from iLearn. Using video and radio resources like these will bring lectures to life, creating engaging learning material.

You can even view content from BoB on your smartphone or iPad. Searching for relevant programmes is very quick and simple using keywords and you can even search through transcripts.

Take a look, be creative and make clips or a personal playlist to include in your reports.