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Discover our collections: Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. To borrow this year’s Black History Month theme, the Library is ‘proud to be’ working towards improving the diversity of our collections to support Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for our academic community. This blog offers an introduction to just some of the related resources that …

What’s new in libraries?

Your guide to what to expect from University of Nottingham Libraries during the 2021/22 academic year, including details of some changes from last year. Here’s everything you need to know to get library ready this autumn term. Updated 11 October 2021 Visiting our libraries Whether you’re a new or returning student, our Library staff are …

On trial: Church Missionary Society Periodicals and Archive

We are pleased to bring you trial access to Church Missionary Society Periodicals and Church Missionary Society Archive. Church Missionary Society (CMS) Periodicals covers items from 19th to 21st century from the CMS, Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, and the South American Missionary Society. CMS Archive is for use by scholars of missiology and global …

Discover our collections: Read all about it!

Did you know that there are more than 30 newspaper archives from around the world dating back to the 17th century amongst our collections? This blog post introduces you to some of the archives available while a complete list is available in NUsearch. Why would you use newspaper archives? Explore history through digitized primary sources …

Your library facilities over the summer

Whether you’re still studying over the summer or not, our library resources and support are still available to you. Our eight libraries are open for pre-booked study space, browsing, borrowing and printing. You can book up to six hours a day to spend in our individual bookable spaces. You can also use the drop-in individual spaces and bookable socially distanced group …

Discover our collections: responding to a changing climate

The University of Nottingham is committed to environmental sustainability and is seen as a global leader in driving forward the environmental agenda. In this blog, we introduce resources from our library collections to help you better understand the issues and discover actions you can take.  Books and Journals Staff, students and researchers can access a wide range of books and journals related to climate change and environmentalism topics in our physical and online …

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 …

On trial: Elgaronline

We are pleased to bring you trial access to Elgaronline, the online content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing. As well as access to their journal and books collections, the platform includes access to research monographs in Law, Business, Economics, and the Social Sciences. In addition to leading handbooks in the Social Sciences, Elgaronline contains reference works …

Discover our collections: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was a renowned English poet, playwright, and actor born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time, this blog (published on 23 April, the date most commonly celebrated as his birthday) provides an overview of Shakespeare’s works and related resources which can be found in our …

On trial: Cold War Eastern Europe

We are pleased to bring you trial access to Cold War Eastern Europe. Ranging from 1953 – 1982, Cold War Eastern Europe provides access to over 16,000 files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office responsible for reporting on the Soviet Union and the socialist states of Eastern Europe. Sourced from the National Archives …