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A little corner of China in GGL

From 16-24 January, in a quiet corner of George Green Library on A floor, Chinese brush artist Jiang (Jack) Hongsheng is offering students and staff the opportunity to take a break from work and exams. With Jack’s demonstration and encouragement, you can learn how to paint some of China’s most iconic flora, from plum blossom …

Trial access: People’s Liberation Army Daily database (1949-2016)

Jiefangjun Bao, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily is the official newspaper of the People’s Republic of China Central Military Commission. First published on 1 January 1956, it acts as the authoritative media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to release military news and comprehensive military-related information. This digital archive, hosted on the East View …

Trial access – Caribbean history resources

Until 17 February, we have trial access to two Caribbean history collections which are part of the ‘Archive of Americana’ published by Readex. Access the trial here, and then choose from these two options: America’s Historical Imprints  – Access to Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 America’s Historical Newspapers  – Access to Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 We’d love …

Study anywhere: Study here

Happy New Year everyone! January means a fresh start, resolutions and, of course, examinations. January is named after Janus, the God of doorways, and our doors are always open to you. Particularly during exam periods when most of our libraries are open 24/7. Nevertheless, we fill up quickly (look out for the ‘space availability boards’ by …

Library Christmas Cheer with the #singinglibrarian

Back by popular demand, and in case you missed our Singing Librarian last year, here she is again. Happy Christmas one and all! We have so many wonderful festive musical treats in our library collections at the Denis Arnold Music Library , ranging from the heavy duty vocal score Gloria in excelsis Deo (Cantata) for Soprano,Tenor-Solo and …

NOOC winter study stress!

It’s that time of year again, with deadlines and exams looming, so now is a good time to remind everyone about our Nottingham Open Online Courses (NOOCs), which you can access and sign up for through Moodle. Our NOOCs are comprised of different activities and materials which explore library and study skills to support your …

We love this project – Words for Walls

You may have heard about the Words for Walls project already because it’s been running since May 2016, and was officially launched as part of the Festival of Literature at the Nottingham Five Leaves Bookshop. We have fallen a bit in love with this project at Library Matters, and have been promoting via Twitter @UoNLibraries …

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so”, but not “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” Reading Groups!

As part of this year’s Nottingham Reading Programme the university has chosen Douglas Adams’ classic “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. All first year students were given the opportunity to pick up a special UoN edition. We are running a series of Reading Groups until Thursday 8th December in libraries. It’s an opportunity to get involved with …

Have your say in the Library Survey 2016

Our annual library survey will run from Monday 28 November to Monday 12 December and we would really like to hear from you. With over 2.2 million visits to our 8 libraries each year we know we are popular, but without your feedback we cannot improve our service or make your experience better. Our survey offers …

November NUsearch update

NUsearch has been updated! NUsearch will be updated four times a year. This update includes some new functionality, improvements to existing features, and fixes for known issues. We hope these changes will be useful to you. New functionality New Titles Refine Option Run a search and you can now filter your results to show new …