Libraries Week 2019. 7 - 12 October 2019. Celebrating libraries in a digital world. Image shows woman wearing headphones.

October 10, 2019, by Emma

Libraries Week 2019: 12 of our favourite digital resources

Part of our Libraries Week 2019 blog series

Today we’re continuing our celebration of Libraries Week by sharing twelve of our favourite digital resources and collections at the University of Nottingham.

1. Over 300,000 ebooks

Did you know our digital collections include over 300,000 ebooks and we’re adding to these every day?

Most recently, we’ve expanded our ebook holdings with almost 300 new arts, social sciences, computer science and engineering titles.

Visit NUsearch to find ebook titles for your subject.

2. Browse journals with Browzine

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Browse and read journals quickly and easily online with BrowZine.

Using a desktop or laptop computer? Visit the BrowZine website.

Using a smartphone or tablet? Download the BrowZine mobile app to start browsing. Simply select University of Nottingham as your institution and log in with your University username and password.

3. Stream films and documentaries with Kanopy

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Staff and students can access over 30,000 feature films, documentaries and short films with Kanopy.

Stream on a variety of devices, create clips or playlists and more.

4. Record TV and radio with Box of Broadcasts

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Staff and students at the University of Nottingham can record recently aired television and radio programmes, create clips, compile playlists and more with Box of Broadcasts.

Most terrestrial freeview channels are available.

5. Create and explore map data with the Digimap collection

Digimap is an online map and data delivery service which allows staff and students to both create maps online and download data enabling further analysis and investigation in other packages.

Staff and students at the University of Nottingham have access to the full suite of Digimap collections including Ordnance Survey, Historic, Geology, Marine, Environment and more.

6. Gale Digital Scholar Lab

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Gale Digital Scholar Lab integrates primary source content with popular digital humanities tools to empower researchers.

– Create custom content sets containing as many as 10,000 documents

– Analyse and interrogate data with text analysis an visualisation tools

Log in with your University Office 365 account or a Google account.

7. The New Republic Archive from 1914 onwards

The New Republic Archive is a digital collection of the prominent political and cultural opinion magazine, covering issues from 1914 to the present.

Providing full-text, indexing and abstracting, the archive is an essential tool for researchers of American politics, foreign policy, culture and arts.

8. African American Newspapers, 1827-199

Students and staff have full access to African American Newspapers 1827-1998 – a collection of approximately 270 US newspapers from more than 35 states featuring many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.

Compare and contrast African American views on major themes of the American past including life in the Antebellum South, growth of the Black church, the Jim Crow Era, the Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights movement, political and economic empowerment and more.

9. Archives of Sexuality and Gender

Black and white image of protesters holding banners which read Lesbian Liberation

Full access is available to Archives of Sexuality and Gender – LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part 1.

The archive brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/Aids crisis and more.

10. The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016

Image of historical editions of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Telegraph magazine and The Sunday Telegraph

The Telegraph Historical Archive is a fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper’s backfile from the first issue until the end of 2016, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.

The archive offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years.

11. Jove

Jove provides access to videos of cutting-edge scientific experiments from top laboratories around the world.

12. Knovel

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Knovel helps engineers solve complex problems by providing best practice insights, validated equations and materials and substances data.

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