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Celebrating Open Access Week 2018 at Nottingham, 22-26 October

Come along to one of our many events we have organised to celebrate International Open Access Week 2018! Open Access Week is the chance to highlight the many benefits of making access to knowledge freely available, for everyone around the world. This year’s theme: ‘Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge’, recognises the need to be …

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

We are pleased to announce that full access is now available to African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, which includes approximately 270 US newspapers from more than 35 states and features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.   Users are able to compare and contrast African American views on major themes of the American past including …

Libraries Week. My Time. My Space. My Library part 2 – Leisure Reading

Libraries Week this year (8-13 October) focuses on wellbeing, an acknowledgement of the difference that libraries can make to peoples’ lives; from fostering a sense of community to providing a space for study or escapism. This is our second blog to celebrate Libraries Week, to read our first please click here.  Bibliotherapy is a growing …

Libraries Week 8-13 October 2018. My Time. My Space. My Library.

My Time. My Space. My Library. The theme for this year’s Libraries Week is wellbeing and we’d like to share some of the ways University of Nottingham Libraries can help you and your personal wellbeing thrive and flourish. 5 ways to wellbeing We think that Libraries are the ideal place to to help you to …

Global Health trial

We are pleased to announce that we are providing trial access to Global Health (link will only work on-campus) Global Health is the only specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health. Publications from over 100 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated to give access to research …

Getting started in libraries 2018/19

Welcome to our new students, and to all of our returners it’s lovely to see you again. We’ve had a busy summer getting ready for the start of the 2018/19 academic year. This blog has some helpful tips on getting started, as well as what’s new. Getting started First up  – our Week 1 to Week …

ProQuest Historical Newspapers Times of India (1838-2008)

We now have full text access to The Times of India (1838-2008), providing first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Times of India is the world’s largest circulation English daily newspaper. Founded in 1838 to serve the British residents of West India, The Times of India illuminates key …

IA Reporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter)

We are pleased to announce that we are providing trial access to the IA Reporter.   The IA Reporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter) is a news and analysis service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and sovereign governments, including timely and nuanced reports on the latest legal pleadings, decisions and arbitral awards.   The trial runs …

A Librarian perspective on how to manage the change from eprints to RIS

Here in the Libraries Research Support Team we’ve been gearing up for a big change, the expansion of RIS (Research Information Systems) to manage outputs and the move away from ePrints to a new institutional repository. I say a big change, because for those of us administering it that’s what it feels like, but what kind of change will it be for researchers?  If you are a researcher …

Farewell eLibrary Gateway you served us well, the future is NUsearch

We are decommissioning the eLibrary Gateway on all University of Nottingham campuses on 6 August 2018. We are no longer able to support this old system and NUsearch has replaced all of the functionality and more… Links to the ‘Find Databases’ option within NUsearch is available at the top menu of the NUsearch homepage or …