Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shut up and write for Postgraduate Research Students, University of York Graduate Research School

York Graduate Research School are offering the following event:

Shut Up and Write for Postgraduate Research Studentsis a simple concept: it is an opportunity for you to start, continue, or finish written work in a supportive environment with other postgraduates.
How does it work?Come and work in silence but in the company of other research students. Switch off your phone and, using the power of peer pressure, avoid temptations to do anything but work on a piece of writing.What do I need to bring?A piece of work that you are working on. You can spend the time reading, taking notes, doing analysis, or anything else related to your research: it is up to you, but do have a goal in mind for what you want to achieve by the end of the event.A laptop or pen and paper – it depends what you are working on and how you prefer to work.What is the benefit?Hopefully you will surprise yourself when you see how much you get done when you focus. You will also meet new people from across University. Once you experience it, you may be inspired to start up your ownShut Up and Write sessions with your new or current colleagues.
DuringShut Up and Writewe will also be offering a drop-in service to provide help with:searching/finding informationusing reference management software (e.g. Endnote)referencingformatting documentsmanaging research dataopen access publicationcopyright (e.g. using third-party materials in your thesis).
When: Thursday 26 November, Thursday 3 December and Wednesday 9 December.Time: Any time from 9am to 5pm.Where: Room LFA 204/5 (2nd floor), Harry Fairhurst Building, University Library

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

University of York Library Survey

The University of York is running its 2015 survey. It's an opportunity to provide feedback on York's Library services and resources, and to have your say on what changes you'd like to see there. The survey can be found at
HYMS students are members of the University of York Library irrespective of what site you're at. So if you're at Hull, you'll still be making use of York's e-resources, and there are plenty of questions about the online provision -- you can always choose "N/A" for anything that's not relevant to you. Plus there's the chance to win a Kindle Fire as an incentive to take part. 
While we're on the subject of feedback, if you ever have any feedback for the University of Hull Library you can always make use of their feedback form.
And remember, if you have any comments or questions for the HYMS Library team, do feel free to get in touch with us at

Monday, November 16, 2015

EndNote Online workshops

The University of York are running EndNote Online workshops. Steph Jesper from HYMS Library will be one of the tutors involved, so this is an ideal opportunity for HYMS students to learn a bit about how to get the most out of reference management software.

The workshops will be taking place on:
  • Monday 16 November 15:00-17:00 LFA/015
  • Tuesday 24 November 14:00-16:00 LFA/015
  • Wednesday 2 December 14:00-16:00 LFA/015
You can book onto any of these sessions via the calendar at the bottom of our Research page:
There's more information about the workshops at the York IT Services website.

If you're at Hull, don't worry: there are EndNote sessions happening there too. Take a look at their Bibliographic software pages for more details.

For online information about using EndNote, you can also check out York's Reference Management site.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Read-cycle, it's a great way to buy and sell books

Have you got unwanted books that you never read cluttering up your shelves?

Looking for a copy of Kumar and Clark, or Donaldson's, and don't want to have to pay the RRP?

Read-cycle is the way HYMS students can buy and sell secondhand books in an easy, stress-free way! Books are categorised into general medical textbooks, Phase I, Phase II and III, and miscellaneous and are easy to advertise. Inquiring about purchase is just as easy and you know that it's coming from HYMS staff or students.

So don't delay, use Read-cycle today!

Monday, November 9, 2015


Are you a student? Do you want us to buy some more books?

The University of York is again giving students (and that includes all HYMS students) the opportunity to tell them what books to buy, whether it's a title the Library doesn’t have or an additional copy of a book you’re finding it hard to get your hands on. We aim to buy e-books through the scheme where possible, so even if you're based at Hull, there's absolutely no reason not to make use of your York credentials and take part.

A MoreBooks button (above) will appear alongside book titles in YorSearch and all you need to do is click it and enter your details in the form. To suggest an item that York doesn’t currently have, go to the New titles through MoreBooks form. The Library will then purchase a copy of the book you want, so please let us know what you'd like to see on the shelves and e-shelves!

For further information see: