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Let’s celebrate women engineers – past, present and future

Today is International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), an annual event that celebrates the contribution and achievements of women in engineering. It aims to inspire current and future generations to achieve their potential by highlighting the amazing careers women can have in engineering. The event is in its 4th year and is organised by the …

Predatory Journals

It is generally understood that academic content published within a peer-reviewed journal must be of high quality. This is true for both the consumer of the content and the creator. However, there is a new breed of so-called ‘predatory journals’ that call what we know into question… Predatory Journals- what’s it all about? In a nutshell, …

Oxford Bibliographies – a great starting point for your research!

Oxford Bibliographies is a library of discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature across a broad range of subject areas. Every subject area has an Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board, and each article receives multiple peer reviews and board vetting 50-100 articles at launch per subject (equivalent to a 4-volume print encyclopedia) Updated regularly, with 50-75 …

Will you uncover a loyal supporter within the pages of your next library book?

Have you spotted one of our new bookplates recognising the University’s most loyal supporters? Sarah Smart, Donor Relations Manager from the Campaign and Alumni Relations Office, visited the library’s Collection Team earlier this year. Sarah explains more: “The new bookplates have been created to specially recognise donors who have been giving for 5, 10, 15 or …

US Library fact-finding trip

By Beth Massey, Education Officer, Students’ Union Last year, I was invited to travel on an exploratory visit to the United States with Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) Director, Caroline Williams and Associate Director for Customer Service, Sue Storey. Covering three cities and four quite different universities, we were looking for innovative approaches to …

On trial: Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

Our latest trial is to the Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, giving you access to every page of every copy of the TLS published from 1902-2012. Founded in 1902 as a supplement to The Times (London), for more than 100 years the Times Literary Supplement has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. Since …

Help finding study space during exams

Picture the scene. Your alarm fails to go off and on your way to campus the Indigo bus sprayed you with a torrent of muddy puddle water so you had to go back home to get changed. You finally arrive at the library to find that there are no spaces left to study (those helpful space boards …

A NUlook NUsearch – what do you think?

We’ve just launched a new beta version of NUsearch alongside the existing service. This new look NUsearch has been redesigned to provide you with a fresh interface which is cleaner and clearer, and fully responsive to mobile devices. The beta version is available until the end of June for you to try and tell us …

Djanogly: The Man Behind the Name

You may have noticed a similarity in the names of some buildings on our campuses and the wider area. They pop up all over our city! Djanogly Learning Resource Centre being a prime example. So just who is the person behind this memorable name? Sir Harry Djanogly  Sir Harry Djanogly was born on 1st August 1938 and …

Top tips for maximising your library time during exams (by a librarian)

So, exams are on the horizon. You need to get started on revision, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. From the myriad distractions of Halls, to the lure of daytime telly and all those little jobs that suddenly ‘need’ doing, getting your head into the books can seem daunting. Sound familiar? It’s time to hit the …