Tuesday, 18 April 2017

e-resource highlight: Retail Week

Pic by Bazzadarambler on Flickr CC-BY

Retail Week covers retail industry news & analysis, retail jobs and key retail market data, from across the entire retail sector.  It is free to access to current Westminster staff and students, you just need to register for an account while on campus using your Westminster email address.

Get the latest info, for example, on how Brexit is affecting the retail sector in this Retail Week topic:
https://www.retail-week.com/topics/policy-and-legal/brexit 
(register for a free account while on campus & use your Westminster email address)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Management skills at Lynda.com

Take this online course to learn what skills managers need and how to attain them.  Video tutorials will guide you through various aspects of management such as delegation, running effective meetings and rewarding employees.  

https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/Business/become-a-manager 

Click 'sign in with your organization portal' & then type in 'westminster.ac.uk' to log in.

Lynda.com is an online learning library that can help you to learn software, education, business, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda.com is compatible with Mac, PC, and mobile devices. It is free to access to Westminster Uni staff and students.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Resources for business students

Want to see the amazing range of resources we have available for Westminster Business Students?

 Have a look at this online reading list which takes you through what e-resources we recommend for finding journal articles/ finding company information/ researching an industry and lots more


bit.ly/WBSuniwestlib 


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: https://westminster.kanopystreaming.com/catalog/business  (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: http://bit.ly/MRD2016A Tue 4 Oct 1.30-2pm Book In: http://bit.ly/MRD2016B Wed 5 Oct 1.30-2pm Book In: http://bit.ly/MRD2016C


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) http://bit.ly/MRD2016E
Wed 19th Oct 1.30-2 (WBS students only) http://bit.ly/MRD2016F

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 http://bit.ly/MRD2016G
Tue 1st Nov 1.30-2 http://bit.ly/MRD2016H
Wed 2nd Nov 1.30-2 http://bit.ly/MRD2016J

Find and book all free training provided by the Library, IT training and  Academic Learning Development at westminster.ac.uk/skills-support 

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.