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 […]

How do I download Encyclopedia Britannica?

How do I download Encyclopedia Britannica? Open the Britannica program and click the Tools menu. 3. Select Update Center from the menu. You will be led online and given further instructions on how to download and install the Content Update. Is the Encyclopedia Britannica free? Encyclopedia Britannica offers its entire database online for no charge. […]

What is Jamaican all purpose seasoning?

What is Jamaican all purpose seasoning? Jamaican all-purpose seasoning is a classic Caribbean spice blend — a seasoning bright with fiery chilli peppers, complex all-spice and thyme. Ingredients: Maize, seasonings (black pepper, onion, garlic, chillies, escallion, scotch bonnet, pepper, coriander, pimento, thyme), less than 5% sea salt), natural flavours. What seasonings do Jamaicans use? Jamaican […]

Is it a sin to download music for free?

Is it a sin to download music for free? Is downloading mp3 files illegal? Yes, and no. According to copyright law, distribuiting or obtaining a copyrighted work (such as a music file) without the permission of the copy right holder is against the law. Is SoundCloud illegal? It is taking legal action against the streaming […]

How many germs are on your iPad?

How many germs are on your iPad? One iPad had 600 units of Staphylococcus aureus, while a smartphone had 140. The dirtiest keyboard had 480, compared to less than 20 units per swab of an office toilet. How much bacteria is on an iPad? Just like smartphones, their larger cousins are riddled with bacteria. Research […]

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