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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 …

Better World Books update

Around this time last year to coincide with World Book Day, we told you about our relationship with Better World Books (BWB) which turns our withdrawn library stock into funds to support our chosen Literacy Partner, Read International. We’re celebrating World Book Day again today and there’s lots going on across our libraries. It seemed the ideal …

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 …

Trial access – Routledge Historical Resources: History of Feminism

Until 20 December, we have trial access to Routledge Historical Resources: History of Feminism. Use this research tool to study the long nineteenth century (1776–1928) through thematic collections in areas such as Feminism, the History of Economic Thought, Romanticism and Empire. History of Feminism contains primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal …

Trial access- SAE Mobilus

Until 30th November, we have trial access to SAE MOBILUS. The platform includes over 200,000 resources covering a wide range of technologies all surrounding the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries. These content types include: aerospace standards, ground vehicle standards, historical standards, technical papers, eBooks, magazines, and videos. Please note: Access is only available on-campus We’d love to …

Trial access – Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000

Until 21st November, we have trial access to the Telegraph Historical Archive. Researchers and students can perform a full text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper’s backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961. Over on the Gale blog, the content creation team have …

Open access monographs – changing the nature of the traditional academic book

It’s Open Access Week. As part of our own celebrations, we thought we’d tell you more about the library’s support for open access monograph publishing. The benefits and challenges associated with publishing monographs as open access have been well articulated (HEFCE report on open access and monographs). At the core, however, it is about ensuring …

Trial access to ProQuest Congressional Research Digital Collection

Until 11th November, we have trial access to ProQuest Congressional Research Digital Collection. The collection comprises: – Congressional Research (CRDC) Part A 1830-2003 – Congressional Research (CRDC) Part B 2004-2010 – Congressional Research (CRDC) Part C 2011 – Congressional Research (CRDC) Part D 2012 – Congressional Research (CRDC) Part E 2013 – Congressional Research (CRDC) …

Kanopy video streaming at Nottingham

Following a successful trial back in June, we’ve recently introduced an online video streaming service, Kanopy. The collection contains over 26,000 award-winning documentaries, training videos and feature films which can be streamed from any location on various devices. Around 850 producers contribute to this “Netflix-like” platform, including  Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, Green Planet Film, DEFA East …

“Burne this lettre, for it is to dangerons…..” State Papers Online, 1509 -1714

We’re delighted to bring you news that all four Parts of British State Papers Online are now available. A few years ago (before our blogging days!) we acquired Parts 3 and 4. We trialled Parts 1 and 2 in March, when usage surged at 6,984 full text downloads and 7,099 retrievals, giving a clear indication …