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Opening times

The UCLan Library will be open 24/7 until further notice, to find the opening times of the support desks, please click here.


Friday 31st October

The UCLan Library will be open 24/7 today, and to find the opening times of the support desks, click here.

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Library Workshops

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During our UCLan week, LIS are running some very useful workshops to help students with their research and referencing skills:

Finding journal articles using Discovery

05/11/2014 10:00-11:00
06/11/2014 14:00-15:00
Smart students use academic journal articles alongside their books. Learn about Discover

y, the single-search tool for finding books and journal articles from a wide range of Library resources.

Getting started with RefWorks

03/11/2014 15:00-16:00
04/11/2014 15:00-16:00

Keeping track of references and typing up a bibliography can be a time consuming task. Find out how to collect and manage your references in just a few clicks, and also how to quickly create a reference list in the style of your choice.

Literature searching using Web of Science

06/11/2014 15:00-16:30
07/11/2014 11:00-12:30

This session is aimed at students with experience of literature searching who want to expand their knowledge of searching using Web of Science. We will cover:
• Tips and strategies for constructing literature searches
• How to optimise your search applying delimiting parameters
• How to personalise searches

To book a place on any sessions please email
with your name, the session title, date and time.

All workshops will run in the Library in LIB116.

LIS news update for returning students

If you’re returning to UCLan after the summer break you may want to find out what Learning & Information Services (LIS) have been up to while you’ve been away.

The Returning Students' Newsletter is now available, highlighting new developments, service changes and useful reminders we’d like to share with you.

Welcome back!

Student Attendance Monitoring (SAM) - update

The UCLan Student Attendance Monitoring (SAM) system, using proximity readers is now running in more than 280 rooms throughout 16 buildings across the UCLan campus.

It is, therefore, more important than ever to carry your UCLan Card with you at all times, as you will need it to scan the electronic card readers outside these teaching rooms in order to record your attendance at timetabled events. Further information is available on our SAM web page

Have you discovered Discovery?

Need to find information quickly for writing your assignment? Why not use Discovery?
The service offers a Google-type interface for searching our collections of online print and electronic books and journals, so should feel familiar and easy to use.
Discovery does not search through all the LIS resources we have available, so it's important to be aware of the databases which are excluded, as you'll need to check these resources separately but if you’re just getting to grips with searching our online resources, Discovery is a good place to start. - learn something new

Have you checked out yet?

LIS has subscribed to this fantastic online training resource, so you have free unlimited access 24/7. is an online library of high-quality instructional training videos and tutorials, delivered by industry experts and accomplished teachers and covering a wide range of topics, some specific to software, technology or business while other general topics cover presentation skills, collaboration and project management.

There are more than 2,500 courses and 100,000 tutorials and new content is being added all the time, so you’re bound to find something useful which could help with your coursework or teaching, enhance your current skills or help with a personal project.

Further information, including how to get free access through UCLan is available here. advert

Watch out for suspicious emails!

We have been made aware of a phishing email being sent out that seems to be from Student Finance England but is designed to 'phish' your banking details.

They would not contact students asking for personal details to be confirmed by email. So, please remain vigilent and don't respond to any email asking for your personal information or login details.
Watch this video for more advice: