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Ready, Set, Go!! How to get started in libraries for new students

Welcome to all our new students! Your exciting University journey has begun and we would like to welcome in joining our library community. We’ve pulled together some helpful tips on how to get ready, set yourself up, and get going in your first weeks here at the University of Nottingham. Ready… Do complete your University …

Helping students to prioritise their reading

The last in a series of three blogs looking at themes arising from ‘Reading strategies’ projects commissioned by LRLR under the Students as Change Agents (SACA) programme.  On Thursday 15 June an invited audience – including Professor Sarah O’Hara (PVC for Education and the Student Experience) and Beth Massey (outgoing Students’ Union Education Officer) – assembled at the Arts Centre, University …

More Books? How to make the most of your library collections

Our More Books service has been available for a few months already and is proving to be very popular! The service is designed to make it easier and quicker for students and staff to request books to be added to our library collections. This service is designed to help you choose the best route for getting hold …

NUsearch August update – release highlights

NUsearch has been updated today to make discovery even better. After introducing a new interface in June we’re not stopping there! NUsearch will be updated four times a year to bring you new features, improvements to existing functionality and fixes for any known issues. We want to ensure NUsearch keeps on developing to meet your …

Summer Reads 2017

Is it just me, or is the summer weather taking a while to get started? Time to run away on holiday to a sunnier climate, and what better way to while away an afternoon on a sun lounger than with a good book?! Here’s what UoN Library staff have been delving into recently in our …

Five minutes with… Darren Flynn

Name Darren Flynn Job Title Librarian (Teaching and Learning Support) So, what does this actually mean? We are based in the teaching and learning support team and we deliver information skills teaching to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students. What do you enjoy most about your role? The teaching aspect and interacting with different students. Being …

More content on HeinOnline, the legal research database

It’s always nice to get something for nothing! The lovely people at HeinOnline have added the following databases to our subscribed content: History of International Law Includes hundreds of titles and more than a million pages dating back to 1690 on International Law subjects such as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the …

A world of discovery – using NUsearch

We have launched our new and improved library discovery tool NUsearch, it has been redesigned to provide you with a fresh interface that is cleaner and clearer, and fully responsive to all mobile devices. Following on from a successful Beta trial we now bring you an upgraded NUsearch, it replaces the previous version, without any requirement for …

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 …

US Library fact-finding trip

By Beth Massey, Education Officer, Students’ Union Last year, I was invited to travel on an exploratory visit to the United States with Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) Director, Caroline Williams and Associate Director for Customer Service, Sue Storey. Covering three cities and four quite different universities, we were looking for innovative approaches to …