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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? …

Your chance to recommend more ebooks

You’re already helping to select the ebooks that we buy. Here’s another opportunity for you to help us choose books from a leading academic publisher. We’re delighted to bring you trial access to Elgaronline, the online content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing (EEP). EEP is an international academic and professional publisher with a strong focus …

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 …

On trial: Mapping the World – Maps and Travel Literature

This month, our friends in History have been looking at ‘Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature‘, part of Cengage’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online primary source digitization program. ‘Mapping the World’ includes historic atlases, gazetteers, travel narratives and a variety of maps to offer unique insight into the age of cartography and the rise of …

Duke of York opens George Green Library

The University of Nottingham welcomed royalty to its University Park campus on 15 March as HRH The Duke of York hosted an entrepreneurial boot camp and formally opened one of its landmark developments, our very own George Green Library. Prince Andrew formally opened the redeveloped George Green Library (GGL), and spoke highly of the new building to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Trial access: Illustrated London News Historical Archive

Until 3 March, we bring you trial access to the Illustrated London News Historical Archive, the world’s first pictorial weekly newspaper. The Archive provides a facsimile of the entire run of the Illustrated London News from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. It includes introductory essays about the history, …