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Get your course readings digitised – try our scanning service

Did you know that the library provides a scanning service for teaching staff? We can scan chapters and journal articles from our print collections for your reading list. It is a great way to make selected readings more accessible for your students. Why use the library scanning service? It allows you to take advantage of …

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 …

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 …

Predatory Journals

It is generally understood that academic content published within a peer-reviewed journal must be of high quality. This is true for both the consumer of the content and the creator. However, there is a new breed of so-called ‘predatory journals’ that call what we know into question… Predatory Journals- what’s it all about? In a nutshell, …

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 …

Study anywhere: Study here

Happy New Year everyone! January means a fresh start, resolutions and, of course, examinations. January is named after Janus, the God of doorways, and our doors are always open to you. Particularly during exam periods when most of our libraries are open 24/7. Nevertheless, we fill up quickly (look out for the ‘space availability boards’ by …

Have your say in the Library Survey 2016

Our annual library survey will run from Monday 28 November to Monday 12 December and we would really like to hear from you. With over 2.2 million visits to our 8 libraries each year we know we are popular, but without your feedback we cannot improve our service or make your experience better. Our survey offers …

November NUsearch update

NUsearch has been updated! NUsearch will be updated four times a year. This update includes some new functionality, improvements to existing features, and fixes for known issues. We hope these changes will be useful to you. New functionality New Titles Refine Option Run a search and you can now filter your results to show new …

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 …