Thursday, 21 January 2016

Get ahead, get trained.

Semester 2 free training!

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.

Referencing the right way….don’t lose any marks
Losing marks for incorrect referencing? Then this is the session for you!... 

When? Where? 
Mon 25 Jan    1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor 
Tue 26 Jan     1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor 
Wed 27 Jan    1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor 
Mon 8 Feb     1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor 
Tue 9 Feb       1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor 
Wed 10 Feb   1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor

Get Better Marks Using Library Search 
Discover how to use Library Search to improve your assignments.  Find quality journal articles on a subject, keep track of your references, learn about further useful resources for your subject.

When? Where? 
Mon 1 Feb     1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor
Tue 2 Feb      1.30-2 Marylebone Library Training Room- 1st floor

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

Thursday, 29 October 2015

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 or come along to one of our training sessions 

Wed 16 Dec    1.30-2pm        Marylebone Library Training Room (1st Floor)

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.

Monday, 1 June 2015

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.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

New Mintel Training Video

Learn how to create report graphs in Mintel with this new video.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Retail Week Online now available!

The Library has purchased a subscription to Retail Week online, including Retail Week Knowledge Bank, a database of analysis and financial information on the top 200 UK retailers.  Students and staff can access now by following the steps below:

NEW to

• Visit while on campus
• Complete the form to create your account profile
• Please use your University of Westminster email address to register


• Visit
• ‘Sign in’ with your email address and password
• If you need a password reminder just click the ‘Forgot password’ link.
• You can use your email address/password to also log onto the Retail Week mobile app

Tip! Once logged in click on 'Retail Week Knowledge Bank' to access a database of analysis and financial information on the top 200 UK retailers.

For the fashion industry we have also have access to Drapers online- register for an account in the same way as above at 

Please note: for both resources you will need to be on campus when you register. Please use your university email address to register. 

Discover how Retail Week can help you:

•    Get the full picture with access to over 40,000 articles on
•    Be inspired by those leading the industry with exclusive commentary
•    Know the breaking news as it happens and show you are always one step ahead
•    Save time and view the latest innovations and trends in a snapshot

•    Be prepared for graduate recruitment and develop your commercial awareness

For more information please contact the WBS Librarians- click on the 'contact us' tab above