The Library offers a wide range of services at our campuses in Chester and Warrington and at the Faculty of Health and Social Care Education Centres in local hospitals. We hold extensive collections of books and journals (in printed and electronic format) to support University teaching and research, plus the audio-visual and IT resources to help staff and students prepare learning materials and produce assignments and dissertations.

Recent Submissions

  • Exploring the Development Needs of Postgraduate Taught Dissertation Supervisors

    Regan, Julie-Anne; Taylor, Kirsty; Simcock, Thomas; University of Chester (2014-10)
    The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Learning and Teaching Institute (LTI), undertook this project to explore the development needs of PGT dissertation supervisors. This information was vital to the effective planning of development opportunities, in order to enhance dissertation supervision on PGT programmes and ultimately improve the overall postgraduate student experience.
  • Welsh periodicals in the nineteenth century

    Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (2014-05-27)
    This presentation places the developing Welsh periodical press within the changing economic, political, and social nature of nineteenth century Wales.
  • Information literacy

    Fiander, Wendy; University of Chester (SAGE, 2011)
    This book chapter discusses the importance of developing information literacy skills in healthcare students.
  • PDP in the curriculum - how far have we come?

    Done, Judith; Univesity of Chester (2007-06-01)
    This presentation discusses the extent to which the University of Chester's revised academic framework will raise the profile of personal development portfolios and career development learning. The potential impact on the student experience will also be explored.
  • Examining the workings of a late nineteenth century provincial press conglomerate: Frederick Edward Roe and his newspapers

    Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (2012-07-12)
    This presentation discuss four newspapers located in north Wales and the Marches owned by Frederick Edward Roe between 1880 and 1887. It analyses the relationship between the four titles and the extent to which they shared content, advertising, and staff.
  • Ethical issues in pedagogic research

    Regan, Julie-Anne; Baldwin, Moyra A.; Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (University of Bedfordshire, 2012-10)
    This paper explores the ethical issues identified by a research ethics committee (REC) over a three-year period. The REC is situated in a medium-sized univerity in the north west of England and deals exclusively with proposals for pedagogic research. The purpose of the research was to identify the nature and frequency of ethical concerns expressed by the REC, in order to improve guidance for future applicants. The most common concern was the lack, or inaccuracy, of the information provided to potential participants by which they were expected to make an informed decision about participation. Other concerns included the potential for bias, the lack of information provided to the REC, the provision for fair access by vulnerable groups and undue influence on voluntary particpation. The paper concludes that the potential risks of practitioners researching their own students are not given due consideration by many applicats. In particular the potential threats to valid informed consent are identified. Implications for improving the relationship between researchers and RECs are discussed, as is the guidance for applicants.
  • Kindle project at the University of Chester

    McLean, Fiona; Shepherd, Joanna; University of Chester (SCONUL, 2012)
    Towards the end of 2010, Learning and Information Services (LIS) at the University of Chester decided to undertake a pilot project which explored how useful e-readers are in a university setting and if they could help to resolve issues about resource availability.
  • Meeting the needs of distance learners: The creation of an interactive resource pack for library inductions

    Gleeson, Charlotte; University of Chester (2012-04-12)
    Within the UK, higher education is increasingly becoming more competitive, particularly with the arrival of increased fees from 2012. As a result, over the past few years the University of Chester has ran programmes in other countries including Dublin and Mumbai to raise its research profile and meet the needs of the market. Students on these distance learner programmes have the same rights with regards to online library resources as those studying at Chester. One of the main problems that has arisen from this has been how to induct the students and show them the wealth of online library resources available to them. The presentation will focus on an initiative at the University of Chester that looked at developing a new approach to inducting students at a distance. In September 2011, the Applied Sciences and Social Science library subject team at the University created a resource pack for students on distance learner programmes in other countries with an aim to improve the student experience during induction. The resources pack consisted of an interactive tutorial DVD and a resource CD containing information on how to access the library resources the students would need for their course. This pack replaced previous methods of induction such as printed hand-outs and workbooks. It was hoped it would be a more personable and accessible method of inducting the students into the library at a distance. The presentation will examine the rationale behind creating the resource pack and will look at the benefits and challenges involved in creating the content including compatibility issues with the format of the DVD. It will consider the feedback received from students regarding the resources pack and areas for potentially developing the project in the future.
  • Still Wrexham's longest running newspaper - the Wrexham Advertiser

    Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (Bridge Books, 2012-03)
    This article discuss the Wrexham Advertiser - a newspaper which ran from 1850 to 1957.
  • Ethical issues in pedagogic research

    Regan, Julie-Anne; Peters, Lisa; Baldwin, Moyra A.; University of Chester (2011-12-06)
    This presentation discusses the ethical issues identified by a research ethics committee (REC) over a three year period. The REC deals exclusively with proposals for pedagogic research. The purpose of the research was to identify the nature and frequency of ethical concerns expressed by the REC, in order to improve guidance for future applicants.
  • The student enrichment programme: An inter-professional collaboration

    Greenwood, Joanne M.; Thomas, Helen; Sinnott, Celia; Headon, Stephanie; Rogers, Lisa; University of Chester (2011-06-15)
    This presentation discusses how Learning Support Unit, Learning Information Services, Careers and Employability work together with academic lecturers to deliver skills sessions to nursing students.
  • Museum collections: Management, conservation and presentation

    Peters, Lisa; McKay, Ian S. H.; University of Chester (2011-09-21)
  • Online screencasting tutorials: A way forward for legal resources training?

    Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
    This journal articles discusses the using screencasting (video tutorials) in legal resources training.
  • Politics, publishing and personalities: Wrexham newspapers, 1848-1914

    Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (University of Chester Press, 2011-04)
    This book gives a unique insight into the worls of provincial newspaper publishing in a North Wales town during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Wrexham's position on the Welsh border meant that its local newspapers had to compete with those from Shropshire, Cheshire, and the rest of North Wales and this rivalry, together with differing political allegiances, often led to conflict between proprietors in the effort to gain the highest circulation. The book draws together the batttles to establish succcessful titles against the backdrop of British and Welsh politics and reveals the personalities involved in this microcosm of local society.
  • Using the CLA scanning licence to offer 24x7 access to in-demand book chapters and journal articles at the University of Chester

    Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (SCONUL, 2009-12)
    This article discusses the implementation and operation of the CLA scanning licence at the University of Chester library.
  • Darzi's vision becomes a reality

    Holly, Chris; University of Chester (Royal College of Midwives, 2009-12)
    This articles discusses the new webside NHS Evidence - which aims to provide easy access to a comphrehensive evidence base for healthcare professionals.
  • A family in the trade: The Bayleys of Wrexham and Oswestry

    Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (British Book Trade Index, 2007)
    This article discusses the Bayley newspaper and publishing family from Wrexham and Oswestry
  • Selling the news: Distributing Wrexham's newspapers, 1850-1914

    Peters, Lisa; Skinner, Katherine; University of Chester (Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2009-07)
    This book chapter discusses how Wrexham's newspapers developed a reliable distribution service through north and mid Wales and parts of Cheshire and Shropshire. The role of agents and how their location reflected a newspaper's circulation area is particuarly discussed.
  • Structural characterisation of two pharmaceutically important steroids by solid-state NMR

    Othman, Abdullah; Harris, Robin K.; Hodgkinson, Paul; Christopher, Elizabeth A.; Lancaster, Robert W.; University of Durham ; University of Durham ; University of Durham ; University of Chester/University of Durham ; University of Durham (Royal Society of Chemistry/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2008)
    Several crystal modifications of two steroids (androsterone and beclomethasone dipropionate) have been characterised by solid-state NMR methods, and the chemical shifts between the different forms compared. The gradual loss of water from androsterone hemihydrate has been monitored by XRPD. The crystal structures are discussed in relation to the NMR data. That of the beclomethasone dipropionate ethyl acetate solvate has been determined for the first time. It is found that there are clear channels containing the ethyl acetate molecules, which are apparently not incorporated by hydrogen bonding. Carbon-13 CPMAS spectra with long contact times and MAS proton spectra are used to show the mobility of ethyl acetate molecules in the BDP solvate. The second-order effect of chlorine on the 13C spectrum of beclomethasone dipropionate monohydrate has been explored by varying the applied magnetic field.
  • Acquiring and marketing eBooks at University College Chester - it's all down to teamwork and communication

    Stockton, Christine; University College Chester (SCONUL, 2004)
    This article discusses the events leading up to the launch of the eBooks collection at University College Chester.

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