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On trial: ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers

This historical newspaper collection provides researchers with first-hand accounts and information that was excluded or marginalized in mainstream sources. The Black Newspapers Collection allows you to Examine the diversity of stances during the civil rights movement, including: endorsements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X, and the debate about integration and the Negro …

On trial: British Library Newspapers parts III – V

The British Library Newspapers series offers researchers access to four centuries of national and regional newspapers, supporting research in history, literature, Victorian studies, genealogy, fine arts, finance and economics, political science, and more. We already have access to British Library Newspapers Parts I and II (1800-1900), and 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers. These collections were …

‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ an exhibition showing the importance of Kindertransports today

A blog about Amy Williams, creator of the exhibition entitled ‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ on display at the University of Nottingham’s Hallward Library (until 21 April). This exhibition was recently created by Amy Williams who is in the second year of her PhD at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She is funded by …

Bookcrossing

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” — Henry Miller The Books In My Life (1969)   Read a great book and just have to share it? …

Your chance to recommend more ebooks

You’re already helping to select the ebooks that we buy. Here’s another opportunity for you to help us choose books from a leading academic publisher. We’re delighted to bring you trial access to Elgaronline, the online content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing (EEP). EEP is an international academic and professional publisher with a strong focus …

An interview with Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre and biographer of D.H Lawrence

In the first of our series about writing and publishing we interviewed Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Andrew has recently published a biography, The Life of D.H. Lawrence, so we were keen to find out a little bit more about how and why this …

On trial: Mapping the World – Maps and Travel Literature

This month, our friends in History have been looking at ‘Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature‘, part of Cengage’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online primary source digitization program. ‘Mapping the World’ includes historic atlases, gazetteers, travel narratives and a variety of maps to offer unique insight into the age of cartography and the rise of …

Duke of York opens George Green Library

The University of Nottingham welcomed royalty to its University Park campus on 15 March as HRH The Duke of York hosted an entrepreneurial boot camp and formally opened one of its landmark developments, our very own George Green Library. Prince Andrew formally opened the redeveloped George Green Library (GGL), and spoke highly of the new building to …

On trial: AccessEngineering

For the next month, we have trial access to AccessEngineering, an engineering reference tool. The trial gives you access to: Over 650 of McGraw-Hill Education’s world-renowned engineering titles Exclusive self-teaching videos created by leading engineering faculty Curriculum maps designed by leading academics Time-saving calculator tools streamline common calculations and increase accuracy Data Visualisation Tools via DataVis …

5 reasons to visit the Manuscripts and Special Collections reading rooms

The Manuscripts and Special collections reading rooms at King’s Meadow Campus are the hidden gem among the University of Nottingham libraries. Just a short hopper bus ride away from University Park and Jubilee Campus, they are a haven of quiet and scholarly study. Last summer they were completely refurbished to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of being …