Web of Knowledge: Maintenance (resolved)

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance will take place beginning on Saturday April 27, 2013 at 22:00 GMT and ending by Monday, April 29, 2013 at 01:00 GMT.

Web of Knowledge may not be available during that period.


CAB Direct is coming to the University on Monday (29th April 2013)

Are you a student, researcher or lecturer studying/working in:

  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Public Health

Stop by the CAB Direct in the Deiniol Library 12.30-1.30am on Monday (29th April 2013) to find out: How CAB Direct can help with your work and learn some time-saving search techniques.

CAB Direct will also be hosting two training sessions which will provide an overview of the session interface through a live demonstration. And will also cover the advanced features of the database, will provide useful tips on how to get the best results, and will provide an opportunity to discuss specific search strategies related to topics and subjects of interest.

CAB Abstracts database: Monday 29th April: Thoday G23 11.00-12.00 Global Health database: Monday 29th April: Room 6 Fron Heulog: 2-3pm


World Book Night 2013 24th April


Bangor University Library is participating in World Book Night 2013 for the first time this year! And this means we are giving away FREE Books!

80 special edition copies from two of the titles pictured below will be given to Bangor University staff or students.

To be in with a chance, you simply need to write us a note!

  • Tell us what your favourite book is and why?
  • What are your earliest/favourite Library memories
  • Give us a quote from your favourite book or poem
  • Something else we might like!

Easy! Make it funny and original to stand the best chance!


Open Access Publishing Event 22nd-26th April

The Finch Report, issued in 2012, launched a move to Open Access in scholarly publishing. RCUK have made it a condition of funding that research outputs will be made publicly available, and HEFCE are consulting on plans for outputs for REF2020 to be Open Access.

The Research and Enterprise Office (REO) and the Library and Archives Services are working together to develop University policies and systems of support for open access publishing at Bangor.

We would like to invite you to an Open Access week: Three lunch time sessions (light lunch provided) will offer an introduction to open access and recent developments, and an opportunity to hear about University policies and support systems currently in development for Open Access.

Please bring your questions and discuss with us the support you need to make your research outputs open access.

Schedule of events. [pdf]

To book your place at one or all of these sessions please contact Polly Wilton: iss172@bangor.ac.uk

Red Nose Day 2013

On 15th March Main Library staff raised £121.33 for Comic Relief, holding a cake sale and dressing up in fancy dress “onesies”. It was a fun day. Thank you to all who contributed.


Recently Purchased Items for the Special Collections

The Library and Archive service is pleased to announce the latest acquisitions to its special collections. The acquisition of two volumes of Gregynog Press publications provides a significant contribution as well as filling a void in its major holdings of works by this important Welsh press. The Book entitled “250 Views of North Wales” documents some of the major local landmarks as seen during the early nineteenth century, while “Gems of Welsh melody” is an important addition to the library’s collection of Welsh music and works by John Owen, also known by his bardic name Owain Alaw Pencerdd. (1821- 1883). John Owen was a respected Welsh language poet, baritone vocalist, accompanist and musician. The book entitled “Origines Genealogicae” will greatly support any research interests in the field of Genealogy and heraldry.

 Lyrics and Unfinished Poems by Lascelles Abercrombie ~ Montgomeryshire, Wales: Gregynog Press
 The Revelation of Saint John the Divine ~ Montgomeryshire, Wales : Gregynog Press, [1932]

 250 Views of North Wales by Henry Sandoe ~ Bodfor Street & High Street Rhyl

Gems of Welsh melody. A selection of popular Welsh songs, with English and Welsh words; specimens of pennilion singing, after the manner of North Wales; and Welsh national airs, ancient and modern. With symphonies and accompaniments for piano or harp. Arranged by John Owen (Owain Alaw) ~ London : Simpkin, Marshall, [1873]

Origines Genealogicae; or, the sources English Genealogies may be traced from the conquest to the present time. By Stacey Grimaldi. ~ London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row, [1828]


Welsh Newspapers Online

Welsh Newspapers Online Beta is a free online resource from the National Library of Wales where you can discover millions of articles from the Library’s rich collection of historical newspapers. Welsh Newspapers Online Beta currently lets you search and access over 250,000 pages from 24 newspaper publications up to 1910 and will grow to over 1 million pages as more publications are added during 2013.


Archives Open Day

Archives and Special Collections.

Come and ask the staff about the collections that we hold and the service that we offer!

Archives Open Day: 26th April 1pm - 4.30pm
College Road, tel 01248 383276 archives@bangor.ac.uk

Adeilad Deiniol Library April 10th

Changes to our opening Schedule: Wednesday, April 10th

Adeilad Deiniol will be closed earlier than normal on April 10th from 5pm in order to carry out essential maintenance.

This will involve shutting off the electricity supply to the whole of the building.

Computer access will be available in CR1 & CR2 Main Arts, and reader spaces are available at the Main Library which will be open until Midnight.

Apologies for the disruption.