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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Help finding study space during exams

Picture the scene. Your alarm fails to go off and on your way to campus the Indigo bus sprayed you with a torrent of muddy puddle water so you had to go back home to get changed. You finally arrive at the library to find that there are no spaces left to study (those helpful space boards …