Create links to your reading lists in your Blackboard modules
In a Blackboard Ultra module there is no automatically-created link to the Aspire reading list for that module.
To enable you to create these links without delay, empty reading lists have been created in Aspire for new and returning modules requiring a list.
Please link all your 2023-2024 reading lists to your 2023-2024 Blackboard modules as soon as possible:
You may also choose to add links to sections in your reading lists.
FYI 2022-2023 Aspire reading lists will remain visible in 2022-2023 Blackboard modules and will be archived at the end of August.
Update the 2023-2024 edition of your reading list.
When updating your Aspire reading list content for the coming year, be sure to update the 2023-2024 edition of your reading list.
If you add books to 2022-2023 reading lists they will not be purchased.
- there is no reading list in Aspire for your module
- you would like a reading list appointment with your subject librarian
- you have any questions
LibKey Nomad is a downloadable browser extension that automatically provides instant links to articles from journals if your library subscribes to them. LibKey Nomad’s one-click access to articles referenced on scholarly websites and search engines will make your research and finding sources faster and easier.
Using LibKey Nomad is simple. Visit the download page and add the extension to your browser of choice. After installation, you will be prompted to select your institution. Simply select Aberystwyth University and LibKey Nomad will then notify you of articles available through the library wherever you may roam online.
LibKey Nomad will also enhance your experience on popular sites like PubMed, Wikipedia, Scopus, Web of Science and more.
Here’s an example of a reference list on Wikipedia before LibKey Nomad is installed and after (scroll across to compare):
You can see that LibKey Nomad adds a link to the article if the library has access to it. Clicking on the link takes you directly to the source.
Find out more about LibKey Nomad in the video below:
If you have any questions or feedback about LibKey Nomad, please email us on email@example.com. As always, if you need help finding resources for your studies, please get in touch with your Subject Librarian.
This term has been busy and has passed really quickly! It’s been a great mix with online as well as face to face teaching sessions and providing support. We’ve loved being back on the Hugh Owen Level F enquiry desk, helping with many varied questions and queries.
We are here until the Thursday 22nd December, if you need any help contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org After the break we’ll be back on the Tuesday 3rd January.
The Iris de Freitas Room is open 24/7 from 22 December – 3 January 2023
We would like to wish everyone a lovely break and look forward to helping and supporting you in 2023!
We are very sad to have said goodbye to a valued member of the Academic Engagement Team, Connie Davage. Connie joined our team back in 2018 and brought her wealth of experience from the Library Service Desk Team to combine this role with supporting the team wherever needed. Connie also supported the Lifelong Learning Department and will be greatly missed by all the staff in the Department.
Many colleagues across the University have been helped by Connie over the years, from Aspire Reading List support, to digitisation requests to valuable library support.
We would like to wish Connie all the best in her new librarian role at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and thank her for being a fantastic colleague, star baker and friend to everyone in the team.