Hillcroft LRC

Archive for December 2012

Inside the Great Court at the British MuseumDid you know that Google has run a project that brings objects from museums around the wolrd and art galleries right into your front room? It’s called the Google Art Project.

No need to travel the world when you can walk round museums and galleries virtually. Saves money on travel. Plus it means you avoid the art crowds!

Take a look at this virtual museum view that guides you down an empty gallery in the Acropolis Museum to theĀ East Frieze (Block VI).

Stack of DVDsThis week we’ve added some new DVDs to our collection. Being a residential college these go down a treat with students staying over the weekend and during the week.

The DVDs are:-


The Help
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
The Experiment
Amazing Grace

We also have The Help available for loan as a paperback. And we’ve bought in the Experiment by request from our Psychology tutor as it is based on the Milgram experiments. Amazing Grace charts William Wilberforce’s abolition of the slave trade which our Access to Higher Education students study too.



Careers materialWe’ve been updating and adding to our material on careers. We not only have material if you’re thinking about studying at university but we’ve also got material if you’re returning to work after a career break or looking for a new area to work in.

Babcock’s Working in series is great for giving you:

  • skills
  • qualities
  • training
  • qualifications
  • you need for a job.

Read more about their material on the Babcock Lifeskills website.

As usual we try to make as much as we can available in different formats so we’ve added these ebooks

Plus we add to our LRC Careers advice page on the Virtual Learning Environment.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)We’ve now got our Online Public Access Catalogue available on and offsite.


This means you can find:

  • books
  • websites
  • ebooks
  • online reports.

available 24/7.

Plus as a library member you can login to:

  • see your borrowing history
  • renew material you have on loan
  • reserve material
  • send in requests.

If you’re using our ebooks you’ll find the catalogue is an easy gateway to ebooks from both our Dawsonera and ebrary suppliers. You’ll just need to put in your OpenAthens username and password to read them.

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