Statista on trial

We have just entered a trial of one of the world’s leading statistical data resources. The Statista platform provides an innovative, time saving and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data from industry, market and consumer reports all searchable by industries, companies and range of media, business and society topics. Statista also provides clear downloadable infographics for your use.

The trial is open to students and staff on and off campus via Shibboleth. To get to the link go to the Library Organisation in Blackboard and look in the left-hand panel for the Resources on Trial for a Limited Period section.

The trial of this resource ends on 6th April and any feedback should be sent to Roland.Scales@bucks.ac.uk

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Try Out Bloomsbury Fashion Central

The Library is offering staff and students trial on-campus access until 29 April 2017 to the amazing fashion resources of the Berg Fashion Library and the Fashion Photography Archive which make up part of Bloomsbury Fashion Central.

Berg Fashion Library is the authority on world dress and offers a wealth of resources including encyclopedias, seminal writings on fashion, e-books and lesson plans.

The Fashion Photography Archive contains more than 600,000 high quality runway, backstage and street style images which are inspirational to fashion design students.

You can access this fantastic fashion resource on-campus from the Library organisation in Blackboard – Resources on Trial for a Limited Period. Please feedback your comments to Elik Borrill, Subject & Research Librarian, elik.borrill@bucks.ac.uk

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Library Fines Go to Good Causes

The Library is looking forward, once again, to supporting Bucks Students’ Union’s charities by donating all library fines paid during Student Volunteering Week to Pepper Children’s Hospice at Home and Medical Detection Dogs.

We’re not encouraging our students to incur fines on their library books, honest!! But should students have any library fines on their books, paying them off between 20 and 26 February will ensure those monies go to very worthwhile causes. Thanks for your support and let’s see how much we can raise together!

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Bruce’s Christmas mini holiday

Welcome back everyone!

Bruce’s human minder had a great time this Christmas exploring London and some exciting places around HighWycombe.

Waddesdon Manor definitely felt Christmasy! Oh Bruce! What did you get up to in the wine cellar?

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Never mind that, you soon made up for it in Oxford, the city of culture, visiting the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

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Marlow was quite a refreshing break but extremely noisy with those pesky seaguls swooping down and snatching bread in mid-air amongst geese and elegant swans.

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London on the other hand was just thrilling, travelling in all manner of public transport, the train, the bus and the tube but Bruce spent most of his time hiding in his human’s cosy and safe backpack as he was fearful of getting lost in the huge and bustling capital….. Oxford St., Leicester Square, Chinatown were just too frantic a pace for him and even the British Museum was so crowded with visitors that he finally managed to find refuge in the British Library.

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There at last he could come out of his human’s rucksack, explore and stretch his legs a bit in the peace and calm of this vast monument to human knowledge – which reminded him of home at Bucks New Uni.

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Christmas time – no mistletoe but some wine!

Our staff like to have a decent Christmas lunch every year – so we thought we’d share some snaps of our festivities!

We even had a guest called Geoff the Gloucester Old Spot, who came to say he was taking one of the librarians away with him in the New Year to Gloucester! So we say cheerio to Rebecca and hope she does well in the future – even if pigs aren’t as great as badgers!

^Bruce T Badger