CrossSearch is the University of Dundee’s database for journal, magazine and newspaper articles. It’s useful for quickly surveying what’s available in a particular area, then accessing PDFs or physical copies of things you’re interested in.
Using CrossSearch for the first time can be tricky but once you’re used to it, it’s a piece of cake… Well, very chewy cake.
Read the tutorial to get started or, if you prefer, view the video walkthrough below.
Twitter’s List feature allows you to group together people by common topic (e.g. “friends”, “textile designers”, “news”) and get an overview of what’s being said. The benefit of Twitter Lists is that you don’t have to follow people in your lists, which means your normal Twitter timeline can be kept under control. Here’s how to create a list.
Andrew Sleigh is doing a research project for O’Reilly UK. O’Reilly are the publishers of Make magazine and the Makezine.com website; they’re the people behind Maker Faire and Maker Shed; and they publish great books on Arduino, circuit-bending, amateur robotics, creative hacking and related topics.
They want to understand how they can better support the UK maker community, and he’s helping them find out.
Maybe you’re a maker of some sort, or you’re involved in innovation or manufacturing, technology or the creative industries, a supplier of maker products or services, or involved in education or training in maker skills.
Andrew wants to carry out short phone interviews, or for you to answer seven survey questions.
You can find out more at Andrew Sleigh’s website or send him a tweet.
Bath Student Community Allotments was borne out of frustration from a group of students on long waiting lists for allotments. They wanted productive gardens but were only around for three years. Starting up in a space at the back of a pub, the group now has use of a plot at Bath City Farm. Members teamed up with the Growing Together project to match students and local residents with unused gardens, increasing their productivity and the relationship between students and other Bath residents.