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Getting started in libraries 2018/19

Welcome to our new students, and to all of our returners it’s lovely to see you again. We’ve had a busy summer getting ready for the start of the 2018/19 academic year. This blog has some helpful tips on getting started, as well as what’s new. Getting started First up  – our Week 1 to Week …

British Colonial Office statistics from British Online Archives

We now have access to the following collections available via British Online Archives: Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953 African Blue Books, 1821-1953 These statistics cover the history of thirteen colonies across Africa. Most colonial statistics cover that colony’s funds, its population and the names of its officers. Details of which countries each colony was …

Sage Research Methods

We’re delighted to bring you access to Sage Research Methods, a database dedicated to research methods across a range of subject areas.  SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Read on to find out more, book a training session or join a …

The Student online reading list experience gets better

On 6th September we made improvements to the student online reading list experience by upgrading to a better designed interface and easier to use functionality. Student users of reading lists will experience a new interface that is: Mobile responsive and easy to access either via Moodle or directly via the reading list system A much …

Full text access to: Archives of Sexuality & Gender – LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I 

Full text access is now available to Archives of Sexuality & Gender LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I This archive presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source content on social, political, health, and …

ProQuest Historical Newspapers Times of India (1838-2008)

We now have full text access to The Times of India (1838-2008), providing first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Times of India is the world’s largest circulation English daily newspaper. Founded in 1838 to serve the British residents of West India, The Times of India illuminates key …

Digimap Collection – additional content!

Digimap is an online map and data delivery service. Digimap primarily comprises two applications, one for creating maps online, the other for downloading data which enables further analysis and investigation in other packages. Our Digimap access has expanded for the coming year. In addition to the Ordnance Survey, Historic and Geology collections, we now have …

IA Reporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter)

We are pleased to announce that we are providing trial access to the IA Reporter.   The IA Reporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter) is a news and analysis service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and sovereign governments, including timely and nuanced reports on the latest legal pleadings, decisions and arbitral awards.   The trial runs …

A Librarian perspective on how to manage the change from eprints to RIS

Here in the Libraries Research Support Team we’ve been gearing up for a big change, the expansion of RIS (Research Information Systems) to manage outputs and the move away from ePrints to a new institutional repository. I say a big change, because for those of us administering it that’s what it feels like, but what kind of change will it be for researchers?  If you are a researcher …

Summer Reads 2018

Summer is in full swing and maybe you are struggling to find a good read… Fret not! Library staff have selected some of their favourites (all available in the UoN Libraries – you can find these and many more using our resource discovery tool NUsearch) for your delectation. Carol Hollier, Teaching & Learning Support Team One …