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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 …

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 …

Gale – temporary additional online resources

In addition to the vast range of online resources that we already provide access to via NUsearch, during the first lockdown some publishers offered extended or additional access to their content. Gale have kindly opened up additional historical newspaper titles. These are free to access until 15 May 2021. British Library Newspapers IV & V …

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 …

New interface to SciFinder now available

A new interface to make it easier and faster to search SciFinder is now available.  With SciFinder-n it’s now possible to search across reactions, substances and references all in one go, use familiar searching techniques like Boolean or truncation, combine keyword/topic searches with structure searches, use improved filters and conduct citation mapping. In addition, it includes …

Open Access Week: Full open access – a change of scenery

In our fifth and final blog for Open Access Week, Natalia Tsiva, Research Library Advisor, provides an overview of full open access publishing, outlines what fully open access journals and platforms are, what are their advantages for authors and the public and how Plan S is going to change this publishing model from 1 January 2021.  On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisations, with …

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 …

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 …