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Connect | Spring 2022

Hello and welcome to the Connect newsletter which highlights service and resource updates to help you make effective use of your library and learning services.

Welcome to the 10th edition of Connect!
Happy New Year!  This edition of Connect brings you details of the new look to LibrarySearch; a completely new webinar programme; the Academic Integrity Toolkit and much more... and remember we are here to help - Contact the Library.


Leigh Garrett
Head of Resources, Discovery & Liaison | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892721

Library and Learning Webinars

A new and exciting programme of library and learning webinars has been scheduled for the spring term, including -

  • Exploring Colour Trends
  • Time: a reflective and proactive approach
  • Visual Analysis
  • BibGuru
  • The Reflective Gaze
  • Finding and using journals
  • Researching sustainability
  • Research Ethics
  • Punctuation
  • Copyright 

for more information see - Library & Learning Webinars.


Alex Bell
Liaison Librarian Rochester | Academic Services

Academic Integrity Toolkit

Graduation CapThe Academic Integrity Toolkit is now available to students and staff!  Do you want to be confident you know about issues such as plagiarism, collusion, referencing and academic misconduct?  Then try the Academic Integrity Toolkit - this self paced online session will take you through the basics elements of academic integrity, provide you will opportunities to get yourself and you can get yourself a completion certificate to show you know about academic integrity. 


Leigh Garrett
Head of Resources, Discovery & Liaison | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892721

New look for LibrarySearch

Have you seen the new LibrarySearch?
It has all the same functionality as before but now easier to find the resources you need.  Key changes are -

  • Clearer layout and navigation
  • A new bookmark logo to save items (replacing the folder icon)
  • Improved filtering options, including -
    • Date option to allow easy limiting to 1, 3, 5 or 10 years
    • Simpler way to exclude items from a search, for example, book reviews
    • Ability to filter your search to include/exclude items
  • The option to include/exclude items outside the UCA collection has moved to the Refine your Search option.

Marie Hitchcock
Discovery Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892706

UCA's Unique Collections Online

Have you discovered VADS?
From anywhere around the world, you can visit VADS to explore UCA’s archives and discover amazing, inspirational and internationally important artworks.

Explore the guerrilla and fringe activities of the 1980s art scene - alongside craft collections of elegant ceramics and carved wood - amongst dresses worn by royalty such as Diana, Princess of Wales.  Check out the following UCA collections on VADS -

Explore these and so much more online at VADS.

Indifferent folly by Jody Culkin, 1990, Photograph: Dylan Woolf, Drew Gallery Projects Archive

Photograph of Bernard Leach, Yanagi, Hamada and Sato (Teamaster) at Toyama, Crafts Study Centre

Dress from Images of Woman collection, 1985, by Zandra Rhodes (worn by Princess Margaret in blue)

Jungle Fever, artist’s book by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, 2012

The Shrine of St. Bendix of Zanussi, Andy Hazell (and Lucy Casson), Photograph: Patrick Corry Wright, Drew Gallery Projects Archive

Amy Robinson
Digital Curation Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892723

Digitisation Studio

The Digitisation Studio, located in the Elaine Thomas Library, at UCA Farnham is open for all staff and students to digitise their work.  The Studio is  open Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:30 and if you are from another campus, email us and we will see how we can help you.

We have a wide range of specialist equipment including high-resolution scanners, video transfer, a copystand and an infinity table.  We have recently updated our camera to the new mirrorless Nikon Z7 Mark ii.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information about how we can help with your digitisation project, contact us at or book your appointment now.

Lorna McColl
Digitisation Officer | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892720

New - BibGuru - Referencing Tool

BibGuru is an easy-to-use tool that will create a bibliography for you in a few clicks.  It works on any browser, and there is no need for a plug-in or any additional software.

To save references into BibGuru you simply create a free account, you can use your own Google or Facebook account to sign up. Then simply log into your BibGuru account on any browser on any computer or mobile device to access your references, add sources and create bibliographies.

BibGuru comes with the University for the Creative Arts Harvard style, you can then copy and paste citations and bibliographies straight into your work.

To learn more about BibGuru and other referencing tools, see - Referencing Tools or create your account now.


Ian Badger
Liaison Librarian Canterbury | Academic Services
+44 (0)1227 817370

Zines - Digital Front Covers

Zines are “do it yourself” handmade magazines. Unique forms of personal self-expression, covering just about any subject you can imagine – an inspirational resource for academics and students across all disciplines. At Epsom, we have been busy digitising the front covers of the Zines. These now available online.  To view, see - ResourceBank.


Felicity Croydon
Archivist | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892963

TV and Radio Programmes Online

Have you met BoB yet?
Whether you want to research current events or a particular theme, watch a film or a documentary, BoB has a wide range of possibilities. You have access to over two million TV and radio programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Film4, Dave, Channel 5 and Sky News.  You can search using keywords of your choice and make clips, collating them in playlists; and most programmes have a searchable transcript.  Login to see more - BoB.

Lisa Moore
Copyright and Compliance Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252  892711

Library Resources Update

The Library reviews its collections and resources on an ongoing basis - the term we bring you a range of new databases, journal and magazines -

Use the Databases A-Z and Journals A-Z to find lots more resources to help with your academic work and inspire your creative practice.

Jonathan Lucas
Collections Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892721