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Open Research – nearly 4 million downloads of UoN research outputs

Explore the principles and impact of Open Research with the latest blog from the Libraries Research Support team. Did you know there have been nearly 4 million downloads of University of Nottingham research outputs from Repository@Nottingham, Nottingham e-Theses and the Research Data Repository? This means that researchers and the general public have been able to access journal articles, …

Seven things you need to know about the new UKRI open access policy

As part of advancing culture change around publication, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a new open access policy following consultation with various stakeholders, including research organisations, publishers, learned societies, librarians and individual researchers. Most publications that are required to acknowledge UKRI funding are in scope of the new policy. Tony Simmonds, Senior Research …

REF: Ensuring your RIS outputs are compliant

Guidance on ensuring that your RIS outputs are compliant for the next REF (Research Excellence Framework). In anticipation of the next REF, Research England states that open access requirements associated with REF 2021 continue to apply. Articles and conference papers must therefore complete the process of deposit in RIS (Research Information System) within three months …

NUsearch upgrade: improved filters, changes to Yewno and more

Find out about the new features in the latest upgrade to the university’s library discovery tool, NUsearch. Clearer filters for finding physical resources There are now two key filters available for finding physical resources in our libraries: Physical resources – This will narrow your results to all physical titles held in our libraries Currently available …

NUsearch upgrade: Yewno widget and saved searches

Find out about the new features in the latest upgrade to the university’s library discovery tool, NUsearch.  Introducing the Yewno Discover widget  In May 2020, University of Nottingham Libraries began running a trial of the next-generation search tool Yewno Discover. Designed to help users explore and discover connections between concepts, Yewno uses artificial intelligence to map and visualise links between topics across all academic fields, drawing upon ideas from millions of scholarly articles, …

Discover the School of Geography Map Collection on NUsearch

Are you a student or staff member or somebody who just loves maps?   Maps in the School of Geography’s extensive collection are now searchable via the University’s library discovery tool, NUsearch. About the collection The School of Geography map collection is the main cartographic holding within the University and one of the largest in the East Midlands, comprising over 85,000 paper …

Research support – find out how we can help

University of Nottingham Libraries’ Research Support Team are here to help you in all aspects of the research lifecycle. Read on to find out more. It’s the start of a new academic year in which research priorities, and the amount of time available for it, may be changing. For some research leave may have been …

What to expect in our libraries (updated)

As you may expect, our libraries will look, and work, a little different to usual this year. Read on for details of some of the changes you can expect to see including how to access study space and our services.  Arriving at the library   |  Safety measures   |    Help and support Re-opening libraries Throughout …

Updates to NUsearch – May 2020

We have updated our online library discovery tool, NUsearch to make it easier to find and access online resources.  With most of us working off-campus at the minute, we want to make it as easy as possible for staff, students and researchers to search for, and access, our online resources. Full details of the upgrade and …

On trial: Alexander Street Black Studies 

We are pleased to announce a month’s trial for Alexander Street Black Studies. These interdisciplinary resources feature rare and unique materials that survey the black experience throughout history, culture, literature, arts, drama and more. Researchers will find essential contributions from black writers, historians, filmmakers, and cultural figures representing many different backgrounds and contexts.   There are 300,000 pages …