Did you know that you can use a WILDCARD when searching the catalogue?

A wildcard is a symbol you can use instead of one or more characters. You can use the asterix (*) wildcard in your searching.

Compare the results of these 4 search examples.

Search in the catalogue for:

eskimo boy
eskimo boys
eskimo boy*
"eskimo boy*"

Note that the inverted commas tell the system you need the words to be next to each other.  Adjacency matters.


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Web of Knowledge: Scheduled maintenance (resolved)

Thomson Reuters will be performing maintenance to Web of Knowledge, EndNote Web and ResearcherID this Sun 18 Dec beginning at 2pm.

Maintenance is expected to last approximately 12 hours and there may be disruption of service and product access.


Merry Christmas from all at Deiniol Library

Many of you may know that the Deiniol Library was once a school. The Bangor Central School opened in 1936 and was later known as Bangor Secondary Modern.

Between 1929 – 1952 the children produced a school magazine which offers a facinating snapshot of life in Bangor during these years, including how the children helped in the fields during the war effort in a facinating account entitled ‘The Caterpillar corps’ which describes their efforts to rid the fields of caterpillars to protect crops including cabbages. Some of the stories and poems written in this publication are currently displayed on a notice board in the Deiniol Library for all to see.


TECHNICAL ISSUE: Problem with Quick Search (resolved)

Please be aware that Quick Search is not working this morning. All other library catalogue searches are working fine.

We are working to resolve this issue ASAP.

Online Renewals: 'My Library'

Don't get caught out by overdue books this Christmas and New Year.

Renew online using your university username and password.

New E-Resource: Marine Digimap

The recent trial of Marine Digimap was a success and we have now purchased a subscription which will run until 31 July 2012 in the first instance.


New E-Resource: JoVE Basic Protocols

This is the freely available section of the Journal of Visualised Experiments (JoVE).

Index to Theses now also available via ProQuest

Index to Theses is a bibliographic database of PhD theses published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Many of the records have links to full text documents available via EThOS and Bangor University’s institutional repository.

As part of the Library’s subscription to Index to Theses, we have also been granted access to the same content via ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland.