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Introduction to online resources

In the coming year, you may be spending more time at home and in your own spaces. Our library teams are working hard to ensure that you have access to a range of fantastic online resources – accessible on and off campus – to support you during this time. Each week until the end of …

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 …

Kafkas Werke

The Franz Kafka resource Kafkas Werke has moved to the ProQuest platform. Franz Kafka was a German writer who became a well–regarded figure in 20th century literature. His novels and short stories featured surreal and strange elements, exploring themes of guilt, alienation and existential angst. Kafka was not very well known until after his death in 1924, when his friend and literary executor Max Brod …

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 …

On trial: BBC handbooks, annual reports and accounts, 1927-2002 (British Online Archives) 

BBC handbooks, annual reports and accounts, 1927-2002 (British Online Archives)  We are pleased to announce a month’s trial for BBC handbooks, annual reports and accounts, 1927-2002 and  BBC Listener research department report 1937-c.1950 This collection contains handbooks, annual reports and accounts published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) between 1927 and 2002. In addition, the …

On trial: Drama Online (‘Context & Criticism’ and ‘Theatre Craft’)

Drama Online trial for ‘Context & Criticism’ and ‘Theatre Craft’ We are pleased to announce a month’s trial of two resources from Drama Online – ‘Context & Criticism’ and ‘Theatre Craft’. Context & Criticism contains The Arden Shakespeare Studies Archive which provides historical, critical, and theoretical background to Shakespeare’s work, and the Bloomsbury Methuen Drama …

Trial access: Additional Collections in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940

University of Nottingham Libraries have ongoing access to Gale’s Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I. To mark LGBT+ History Month 2020, we’ve arranged trial access to two further collections within the archive. The trial runs until 4 March. About the Archives The Archives connect students and researchers to …

On trial: Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Geographical Society collection

We are pleased to announce a month’s trial for the Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Geographical Society collection. This resource includes materials from the Society’s library, hundreds of thousands of manuscript maps with fieldnotes, correspondence, and other manuscript material. The Society was founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences, and this collection sheds light …

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early English Books Online (EEBO) features page images of almost every work printed in the British Isles and North America, as well as works in English printed elsewhere from 1470-1700. From the first book printed in English through to the ages of Spenser, Shakespeare and of the English Civil War, EEBO’s content draws on authoritative and respected …

On trial: Stalin Digital Archive

We are pleased to announce a month’s trial for the Stalin Digital Archive. Joseph Stalin’s life (1878–1953) coincided with the most momentous events of the twentieth century: two world wars, several revolutions in Russia and China, the Cold War, and the dawn of the nuclear age. Stalin was influential in the Chinese revolutions and communist …