Subject Centre for
Information and Computer Sciences (ICS)
The Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences is one
of 24 Subject Centres funded by the Higher Education Academy. These
are based in higher educational institutions throughout the UK, the
centres offer subject specific expertise and information on
learning and teaching for the HE community.
Maths, Stats and OR
Supporting lecturers in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational
Research and promoting, disseminating and developing good practice
in learning and teaching across the UK.
Computer Society Academic Section
Brings together industry, academics, practitioners and
government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the
design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the
JISC - Joint Information
JISC inspires UK colleges and universities in the innovative use
of digital technologies, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a
global leader in education.
Online repository of learning and teaching materials for UK
further and higher education.
Peer-reviewed repository of learning materials for higher
Open access collection of MIT course content including lecture
notes, exam papers and videos.
Repository of learning objects – includes maths and statistics,
and study skills.
Chartered Institution of
Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
Supports the Science, Art and Practice of building services
engineering, by providing our members and the public with first
class information and education services
Institution of Civil
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity
that strives to promote and progress civil engineering.
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The world's leading professional association for the advancement
There are a number of bibliographic software packages available
for organising and managing your references. The University of
Wolverhampton currently supports RefWorks.
RefWorks is a
web-based reference management system that allows you to collect
references from a range of online sources, manage and organise your
reference library, and import your references into Word using
‘Write-N-Cite’. RefWorks is available to all staff and
- To access RefWorks go to http://www.refworks.com/refworks
from a University computer
- Click on Sign Up for an Individual
- Complete the appropriate information and click on
Please note that if you are accessing RefWorks from off-campus,
you will need to enter the group code:
RWUWolverhampton before registering for an
To help get you started you can view the RefWorks
For RefWorks help and user guides please visit the RefWorks
Other reference management tools
There are a number of free services offering similar features to
- Zotero - free reference management
extension for users of the Firefox browser.
- Mendeley - Like iTunes™ for research
papers. Mendeley is a free research management tool for desktop and
- CiteULike - free bookmarking
service designed for researchers to store, organise and share
- Connotea - free online reference
management aimed at clinicians and scientists.
The following are subscription services:
- Papers - research management
tool for Mac users.
- RefWorks - web-based bibliography
Online bookmarking services are useful for keeping track of your
favourite or most-used websites. Some popular free sites are listed
below. You will also find toolbar versions in your Internet
A feed reader is a tool for subscribing to web feeds. Most news
websites and blogs provide the option of subscribing to updates via
a feed as do an increasing number of academic publishers and online
databases. It is a useful way of monitoring new publications and
research papers. Popular web-based feed readers include
Google Reader and Bloglines.
To learn more about using feeds you can sign up for the staff
development workshop Feed me!.
LIS offer a range of staff development sessions on the Corporate
Staff Development Programme. The current programme of workshops is
designed to support your teaching and research needs.
LIS Toolbox workshops
Bite-sized workshops designed to cover different aspects of
teaching and research. They will equip you with the knowledge and
skills to fully exploit the information resources available to you
via the University and on the wider web. You can book for one or
more workshops as relevant to your needs or you may wish to book
for day session covering all of the areas.
The teaching toolbox includes:
- Finding print and electronic resources to support your
- Digitising material to include in WOLF
- Finding images to use in lectures
- Using print and electronic resources with your students
- Using RSS with your students
The research toolbox includes:
- Finding resources in your research area
- Getting hold of resources we don’t subscribe to
- Citation searching: who’s citing whom?
- Keeping up-to-date with new research in your area
- Managing your bibliographic references
- Archiving and promoting your research
For more details about our programme and for online course
booking please visit the Staff Development
Please contact your School’s Liaison Librarian for any specific
training and development needs, or to discuss how we can support
your teaching or research interests.