We have recently added a selection of new titles to the VLeBooks e-book platform.
You can read the books online – via the e-Library through a browser on your laptop, PC, iPad etc.
Login with your usual wellington user name (password wellington)
App – use the VLeBooks app on your android or iPhone or iPad. (For this you need to create an Adobe account. This is quick and easy to do just follow the instructions online)
- Particularly for staff – “How to Lead” by Jo Owen
- For Horowitz fans read his latest in the “Power of Five” series – “Oblivion” (also available in the Library in print form)
- “15 Days without a Head” by Dave Cousins. Nominated for the Berkshire Book Award by young people around the county. Always moving but often hilarious and peppered with surreal moments. “Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it’s not easy when your mum is a depressed alcoholic, and your six-year-old brother thinks he’s a dog.”
- From the PE Top Ten reads – “Mind Games: Inspirational Lessons from the World’s Biggest Sports Stars”
- From the Biology Top Ten list – “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins
- Guinness Book of Records 2013
- If Poetry – a treasury of poems for almost every possibility (also available on the iPads)
- “Alan M Turing” by Sara Turing. ” To commemorate the centenary of Turing’s birth, this re-publication of his mother’s biography is enriched by a new foreword by Martin Davis and a never-before-published memoir by Alan’s older brother. The contrast between this memoir and the original biography reveals tensions and sheds new light on Turing’s relationship with his family, and on the man himself.”
If you need help or more information ask the Librarians!
The Duke of Wellington has arrived to keep a beady eye on pupils!
Third Form English project research in the Library. Everyone finds their favourite spot. Interesting and educational sessions for the Librarians as we found out about Frank Lloyd Wright, sporting legends, gun laws, food waste, North Korean dictatorships, American football to name a few of the chosen subjects.
We look forward to seeing more 3rd form pupils in the Library researching their English projects. Here is a recap of some of the resources we offer. Please ask the Librarians if you need help.
- iPads – we have 12 iPads you can use for researching in the Library. (there are fantastic new apps on London – A City through Time, Leonardo da Vinci, Evolution from the Natural History Museum, Prof Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe, Titanic, T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland, Shakespeare’s Sonnets and many more)
- Newspapers – daily print broadsheets: The Times, Telegraph, i and The Guardian.
- Magazines and journals – paper copies of sports, general interest, news and current affairs and subject specific titles.(including New Scientist, The Economist, BBC Music, BBC Focus, National Geographic, Cosmos, New Statesman and The Spectator)
- E-Library – Don’t forget to look at NewsBank (for newspaper articles from as recently as yesterday and going back many years). The Day is an online newspaper with 3 stories written for schools everyday it offers useful additional links and is searchable by subject too. We have the electronic version of “The Week” which is an excellent resource and the whole archive is subject searchable.
- Need a dictionary? Access the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) online
- The Spiritual Room (also known as the Auchinleck Room) houses the bulk of the non-fiction bookstock. Access the catalogue from the e-library to see what resources are available in the Library and the departmental libraries.
- Issues and Fact File 2013 are available in the Spiritual Room. These are printed pamphlets on a wide range of topical issues (eg. drugs in sport, poverty, war, religion, abortion, environmental issues, health)
- Issues Today Online – this is a great resource for topical and controversial issues – similar to the above but in electronic format.
Another tip – learn how to mobile print – once you’ve found out your pin number and printed a couple of times it is very quick and easy. You will be able to print from your mobile phones and laptops and collect the print from printers around college. Detailed instructions here.
Here is Sarah Pavey’s presentation to our e-Learning and e-Libraries Conference in December. Sarah is Senior Librarian at Box Hill School in Surrey and is a passionate user of new technologies in Libraries.
We had a very exciting and inspiring day – challenging our established ways of thinking. Plenty of food for thought from a number of speakers. See Wellington Learning blog for a full write up of the day – “Reflections on a conference on learning & libraries in a digital age” 11/12/2012