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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 …

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 …

University Mental Health Day in Libraries

Join Libraries for University Mental Health Day this Thursday 5 March. University Mental Health Day is an annual event to raise awareness of mental health in higher education. This year the focus is on random acts of kindness and we’ve got a host of ways for you get involved – from book swaps to sharing …

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 …

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 …