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Support for assignments – preparing and researching

Do you have an assignment coming up? Libraries have got you covered every step of the way. In this blog post we’ll discuss how libraries provide support for your studies as you prepare and research for your assignments. Visit our help and support website for our contact details, and our events and training calendar to …

Six tips for confidence in presentations

Have you got an assessed presentation coming up? Presentations are a great opportunity to show your own work, demonstrate your understanding of theories or research, and a chance to step away from essays and worksheets for a while. Matilda from our Academic Skills team shares six tips to help you feel confident as you prepare …

NUsearch upgrade: improvements to saving items to favourites and reporting issues

Find out about the new features in the latest upgrade to the university’s library discovery tool, NUsearch. Changes to feedback tool to report e-resource access issues When you report a broken link using our feedback tool you will now need to provide your email and a short description of the problem. This was previously optional, …

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Searching for reading lists – planned improvements

We know that the list of search results when looking for a reading list can sometimes be confusing. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you need. Usage data tells us that the majority of students and staff are only looking for the latest year’s list. University of …

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Student blog: Then Barbara Met Alan screening for Disability Recognition Month

In May, Libraries hosted a film screening of BBC Drama ‘Then Barbara Met Alan’ as part of the University’s Disability Recognition Month. Undergraduate student, Lucy Woodward attended the screening and has shared her experience. As part of UoN’s Disability Recognition Month, I attended a screening of the 2022 BBC drama ‘Then Barbara Met Alan’  hosted …

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Disability Recognition Month – staff and student film suggestions

Throughout May 2022, the University of Nottingham has been celebrating Disability Recognition Month.  In Libraries, we are hosting a free screening of the BBC Drama, Then Barbara Met Alan on Wednesday 25 May at 2pm. The film tells the untold love story of two cabaret performers, Barbara and Alan who meet at a gig, fall …

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10 services from Libraries you may not know about

What are Interlibrary Loans? Can I get a book posted to me if I don’t live in Nottingham? How do I access material that is held in the Central Store?  Here are ten things you might not know about the services we offer in your libraries. 1. Bookable study spaces We have a wide range …

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NUsearch upgrade: easier reporting of e-resource access issues

Find out about the new features in the latest upgrade to the university’s library discovery tool, NUsearch. New feedback tool to report issues with accessing e-resources In the latest NUsearch upgrade we have introduced a new feedback tool which you can use to let us know when an Available online link is not working for …

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You Said, We Did – how we’ve responded to your feedback

We love feedback at University of Nottingham Libraries. We love hearing what you love about our services and spaces also how we might be able to make changes to better support you during your time at Nottingham. We regularly make changes based on feedback received through surveys, emails, social media, whiteboards in libraries, conversations with …

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From classmarks to oversize: your guide to common library terms

Using the library for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially when you come across terms such as classmark, Interlibrary Loan, Issue and MFD. Read on for our guide to what some of the most used terms in our libraries really mean. Don’t forget if you have any questions about using our libraries, …

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