160th Anniversary of the University of St Andrews Rugby Club

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The 160th Anniversary Celebrations of the University of St Andrews Rugby club takes place this weekend (1-3 June 2018).… Read more

Data Tree data management training for early career researchers

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Data Tree online course

Data Tree is a new free online data management training course, funded by NERC, which is due to launch in June 2018.… Read more

Special Collections Teaching 2017-2018 Candlemas Semester

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At the University of St Andrews Library we are keen that Special Collections materials are used to support teaching through workshops, seminars and show and tell events.… Read more

Following the Family: Creating a Genealogical Index to the St Andrews Burgh Records, c. 1550-1700

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A new genealogical resource based on 5 early volumes from the St Andrews Burgh Collection (B65) (held at the University of St Andrews Library under charge and superintendence arrangements on behalf of the Keeper of Records of Scotland) is now available.… Read more

Opening times over summer

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Summer opening hours will begin on Thursday 24th May. The Main University Library and the Martyrs Kirk Thomson Reading Room will continue to be open 7 days a week, here are details:

Main Library building

Monday – Friday 08.00-22.00

Saturday – Sunday 10.00-19.00

Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room

Monday – Friday  0800-2100

Saturday – Sunday  1000-1800

Information about Special Collections Napier Reading Room is available on the webpages.… Read more

New look for online reading lists

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Online reading lists will be getting a make-over in summer 2018:

  • Book jackets/icons for each item make it easier to find readings
  • Check for book location and availability with one click
  • Direct access to digitised readings and electronic resources

Tools and functionality have also been improved:

  • Easy to use tools, e.g.
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Data skills training: Collecting and Storing Data from Internet-based Sources

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The Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow’s next data skills training course will be held on Monday 11th June 2018 and is now taking registrations.… Read more

Edward Jenner and the smallpox vaccine

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On this day, the 14th May, in 1796, the first documented case of cowpox inoculation was carried out by Dr Edward Jenner.Read more

The history of exams at St Andrews- Part II

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Last semester we looked at the former methods of examination and some of the past exam papers.… Read more

Helpdesk Services Survey winner!

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Congratulations to our survey prize draw winner! Will, 2nd year History student, has won the £200 Amazon gift card prize.… Read more