How to kick-start your dissertation

If you haven’t yet started your dissertation, or are struggling to feet your feet, don’t panic. If you’re an undergraduate perhaps you’re battling with how to actually start writing – if you’re a postgraduate maybe you’re just struggling to get the ball rolling. You’re probably thinking “where do I start?” I’m an MA English Literature […]

Cakes, Dates and Study Breaks

Reading week is finally here! We’re halfway through Term 2, and with Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s time to take a well-deserved study break. Whether you have a romantic date lined up, want to study somewhere new, or you’re looking for a different place to go with friends, here are some great spots for you to […]

My top 5 learning tools

Being a writer, scatter-brain and serial list maker, it is safe to say that I need as many tools to help organise my study life as possible. However, I don’t doubt for a moment that these technological treats are universally applicable, and will certainly prove to be nifty little angels in your lives too… By […]

Behind the scenes of Customer Support

Behind the scenes of Customer Support. Library assistant Claire Callan shares her experience and tips… Libraries. Quite straightforward things surely? Put books in buildings, take them out on loan, return them, try not to get a fine… Well, the world of university libraries (and The University of Warwick Library in particular) is actually quite a […]

What kind of searcher are you?

Find your library search personality type and get our tips for how to make the most of the information that is out there, just waiting for you… By Kate Courage When your tutor says to you, “You really need to work on your bibliography. Try some of the Library’s databases…”, rather than sticking your head […]

Who made the first pair of glasses?

Who made the first pair of glasses? Salvino D’Armate Did ancient Egypt have glass windows? People in ancient Egypt had glass, too, but it was special, and scientists have long debated where this valuable material came from. Now, researchers from London and Germany have found evidence that the Egyptians were making their own glass as […]

Is Eclipse gum gluten-free?

Is Eclipse gum gluten-free? Yes, Wrigley’s claims that their Eclipse® gum is gluten-free. Does Extra Spearmint Gum have gluten? Extra Gum is manufactured by the Wrigley Company and yes, it is gluten-free. Is Wrigley’s Spearmint gluten-free? Yes, Wrigley’s claims that their Spearmint® gum is gluten-free. Is Mentos spearmint gum gluten-free? While the ingredients used to […]

Why are grizzly bears threatened?

Why are grizzly bears threatened? As their habitat was destroyed by logging, mining, oil and gas drilling and land development, the powerful bears were threatened with extinction. This requires keeping them safely away from humans, our trash and our livestock because human-caused mortality is the number one threat to grizzly bears. What are threats to […]

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