Understanding Library terminology: Part I

I must admit the library can be rather intimidating, with its bizarre series of terms which only seems to be understood by hermits who have permanently retreated to its mysterious depths. Let me translate… By Lorna Khemraz Follow me in my transition from denial to actually looking up these strange words which fill up the […]

Navigating your research journey

 “It’s a dangerous business, student, starting out your research. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, probably.   Pick a topic If a wizard turned up at your door and offered you […]

The 10 stages of working towards a deadline

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again, that horrendous, tedious, threatening, scary, stressful time. We shall call it – deadline season…By Thomas Stewart Yes, you’re working towards your deadlines, you’re banging on that laptop, sending e-mails, reading the same lines over and over again just to meet that deadline and within this time there […]

The best ways to superfuel your study

The eternal question: what to eat while studying? It’s not as easy as it sounds. From spilling tea all over your laptop to stirring the volcanic anger of the girl opposite with your super-crunchy apple, eating while studying – and fuelling your brain at the same time – is a minefield…By Charlotte Salter. In the […]

What college team is called the vandals?

What college team is called the vandals? Website. GoVandals.com. The Idaho Vandals are the college football team that represents the University of Idaho and plays its home games at the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho. Idaho is a member of the Big Sky Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). […]

When was gold first discovered in America?

When was gold first discovered in America? 1799 A.D. A 17-pound gold nugget is found in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, the first documented gold discovery in the United States. 1803 A.D. Gold is discovered at Little Meadow Creek, North Carolina, sparking the first U.S. gold rush. Where did the gold rush occur? California Who was […]

Why are they called the soaps?

Why are they called the soaps? Other soap companies, including Lever Brothers and Palmolive, also muscled in until pretty much every long-running serial on radio, and later on TV, was accompanied by a jingle for a soap powder or toiletry product. In time, soap operas got shortened – and that’s the squeaky clean reason we […]

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