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‘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? …

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 …

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 …

Trial access – South Asian Newspapers (1864-1922)

Until 4 April, we have trial access to South Asian Newspapers. The collection provides online access to ten South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian …

We’ve listened, we’ve improved

Your views, experiences and feedback on library spaces, support and services – whether you’re a student or a member of staff – are incredibly important to us here at Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR). We aim to deliver the very best learning and research experience possible – through our library spaces, distinctive collections, learning …

Trial access: Archives of Sexuality & Gender – LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

  February is LGBT History Month. To celebrate we’re bringing you trial access to this archive which presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. Archives of Sexuality & Gender – LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Material in the archive draws from hundreds of institutions and organizations, …

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 …

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 …