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Libraries Week 2019: Are you ready for the digital workplace?

Part of our Libraries Week 2019 blog series According to the Jisc Digital experience insights survey 2018, only 41% of UK students felt that their course prepared them for the digital workplace. In response to this, students at the University of Nottingham have been given access to the Jisc Digital Discovery Tool to self-assess their digital capabilities …

Meet the Student Academic Skills team

Meet our new Student Academic Skills team in Libraries. Read on to find out a little more about who we are and how we can help you in your studies. Who are we? We are a group of five education specialists, from a range of backgrounds, based on level one of Hallward Library on University Park. …

Welcome to Libraries

Welcome to University of Nottingham Libraries. Whether you’re a new or returning student, here’s some hints and tips to help you make the most of your library services. Your student essentials Not sure where to start? Pop in to any library to pick up a guide to Libraries and IT Services or visit our welcome …

Seven Deadly Research Copyright Myths Busted

Increased open access has confronted academic authors with complex copyright matters that they might have preferred to let lie.  But myths continue to litter researchers’ understanding of copyright.  Tony Simmonds from the Libraries’ Research Support Team straightens out some of these confusions: 1. Copyright in research publications that I write belongs to me. Myth! If …

New web resources supporting researchers undertaking systematic reviews

The Libraries Research Support team have produced new guidance and support for researchers at the University of Nottingham taking on the task of a Systematic Review. The web resources take researchers through the process of ‘Conducting a Search’, one of the key aspects of a Systematic Review.  A systematic review aims to be a comprehensive …

Love Data Week and the new Research Data Management course

Coinciding nicely with Valentine’s Day yesterday, this week is Love Data Week which you can follow on twitter with the hashtag #LoveData19. Love Data Week encourages researchers to think about how they look after their data, and whether they’re treating it right. Data is for life (or the 10 years your funder requires that you …

NUsearch November upgrade – it’s all about choice

The library discovery tool NUsearch has undergone some recent enhancements to improve the Explore features and the appearance of some of our screens. In this blog, we’ve highlighted the changes you’ll see and shared ways that NUsearch can help you to make resource choices. Explore books using the related reading panel We’ve renamed the option that …

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 …

NUsearch August upgrade

The latest upgrade of NUsearch, our online library discovery tool will be available from Monday 6 August. There are three main changes in this upgrade; the addition of interactive elements via an ‘Explore’ option, more search shortcuts and new resource types to help you broaden and refine your searches, respectively, and the addition of 20 new …

NUsearch May upgrade

The latest upgrade of NUsearch, our online library discovery tool will be available from Monday 14 May. There are two main changes in this upgrade; Manuscripts and Archives join the collections now available through NUsearch, and Browzine is available as a link for online journals and articles.  What’s new University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Archives collections are now …