Friday, 21 October 2016

New video streaming resource

Students and staff now have access to a new on-demand film streaming service, Kanopy.

The Library's brand new on-demand video streaming service gives you access to 1000s of films, from Hollywood blockbusters, to award-winning documentaries, to classic and foreign film.

It also includes a selection of videos for business, including business skills, leadership, career development and case studies.  Access the collection here:  (uni login required)

Marketing case studies: the Starbucks experience (uni login required)

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Get ahead, get trained.

Free training Semester 1, 2016!

Get the best from your studies with sessions to help you improve your IT, academic writing and study and research skills. These training and study skills sessions can help you with your coursework and exams as well as give you valuable skills for the workplace when you graduate.

All training takes place first floor of Marylebone Library, in the Library Training Room

Great Start: essential information skills for university and beyond 

Make a great start to the term by gaining information skills to help your assignments shine.  Such skills will also be valuable for your future career.  Learn top tips for research and referencing from an Academic Liaison Librarian.

Mon 3 Oct 1.30-2pm Book In: Tue 4 Oct 1.30-2pm Book In: Wed 5 Oct 1.30-2pm Book In:

Online Library: improve your assignments with our best online resources
Learn how to find the information you need for assignments and impress your lecturers with a bibliography of the best academic resources.  Your Academic Liaison Librarian will show you how to access the best e-resources in your subject.  

Tue 18th Oct 1.30-2 (WBS students only)
Wed 19th Oct 1.30-2 (WBS students only)

Cite this!  Don’t lose marks for poor referencing (Westminster Harvard referencing only)
Confused by in text citations? Baffled by the bibliography? Make sure you get top marks for your referencing, come to this session for advice on using the Westminster Harvard style. Learn how to reference and why. Feel free to bring along questions/examples.

Mon 31st Oct 1.30-2
Tue 1st Nov 1.30-2
Wed 2nd Nov 1.30-2

Find and book all free training provided by the Library, IT training and  Academic Learning Development at 

Information for new students (and those that need a refresher)!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Finding company information & market research (using FAME and Mintel)

FAME and Mintel are just two of the many resources we have which can help you locate vital information about companies and the market in which they are operating.

You can access them for free via Library Search  (just type in the name of the resource e.g. Mintel into the main Library Search search box, then click on the link to open it).

If your unsure how best to use these resources why not have a look at our help guides for FAME and Mintel.

Go further!  Broaden your research with some of our other e-resources.  Try Passport, which is similar to Mintel but global.  Or how about Business Source Complete, click on the company information tab and search by company.  Find all these resources and more by typing their name into Library Search or clicking on the e-resources link at the top of Library Search.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Brand Republic

The Library has recently subscribed to the following sites, allowing you full access for free:  PR WeekCampaignMedia WeekMarketing Magazine and Brand Republic.  

To register for the sites you will need to go to: and sign up for your own account USING YOUR WESTMINSTER EMAIL ADDRESS.  As long as students & staff use the Westminster email address it should provide full access.  You just need to sign up at this site ( and you should then be able to sign in to any of the sites mentioned above with the same username and password you created. 

Any problems using these sites just let us know.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Skills Academy 2015

Looking for a job?
The University is running its annual Skills Academy from 26 May to 5 June 2015.  Get a head start with employability by taking advantage of the seminars and workshops on offer.

We're running a session on using library sources for job searching and interview research.  It's at 2pm on Tuesday 26th May so come along if you can.  For a full list of seminars, and to book a place go to

Picture credit: neetalparekh on Flickr


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

SAGE Navigator

This year the library has access to SAGE Navigator - a tool to help with the literature review process.  Hosted on SAGE Knowledge, SAGE Navigator helps you find the most influential works in your field.  You can also visualize the development of research over time using their chronology tool.

SAGE Navigator covers the social sciences and has a strong Business & Management section.    

To access - go to Library Search and do a ‘Books, journals & more’ search for SAGE Knowledge.  Once on the SAGE Knowledge welcome page, click the SAGE Navigator icon.