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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 …

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 …

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 …

On trial: Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle

We bring you trial access to the Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle Collection, part of the Archives Unbound series which presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. The Collection contains more than 8,400 images from the FBI LIbrary dating between 1970-1983. You will see the Black Liberation Army and the Program …

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 …

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 …