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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, …

Nine top tips for the winter break

Our nine top tips for making the most of our online library resources over the winter break and to start preparing for January. 1. Browse our online resources Our collections contain thousands of online resources including ebooks, ejournals and even leisure reading titles.   When searching on NUsearch you can filter to ‘Available online’ to narrow your search to just items that are …

Try the experimental discovery tool Yewno

University of Nottingham Libraries are trialling an experimental resource discovery tool Yewno. Read on to find out more about how to access it and get help using it in your research.   Helping you find the resources you need is a core part of Libraries’ mission. We already provide NUsearch as a one-stop-shop for searching our collections and accessing online resources. But do you ever wish it did more to help you understand topics or explore connections between them? Or …

Open Access Week: Journal publishing: transformed by agreement

In the fourth of our daily blogs for Open Access Week, Senior Research Librarian Tony Simmonds explores new models to enable publishing in journals.  Pay to read or pay to publish? That is the question that’s ruffling the normally composed arena of scholarly communications.  Slowly, publisher by publisher, new articles by Nottingham authors are appearing by virtue of a novel business model. Steered by the determination …

Open Access Week: Open Access Book Publishing

In our third post for Open Access Week, the University of Nottingham Libraries Research Support team guide you through the knowns and unknowns of Open Access (OA) book publishing.  After years of major changes to the scholarly publishing landscape where the availability of free-to-read research articles and journals has increased dramatically, it may appear that academic books have been an afterthought. When we consider books and long-form publication more broadly, we include monographs, …

Open Access Week: Retain copyright, free ideas! 

In the second of our daily blogs for Open Access Week, Senior Research Librarian Tony Simmonds describes how copyright is moving centre stage for researchers. Do your eyes glaze over when confronted with the small print of another publishing contract? You’re not alone. Terms governing copyright especially are not for dwelling on … never mind the legalese, where do I sign?!  Wellcome’s new approach Courtesy of …

Open Access Week: Wellcome Trust heralds open access policy shakeup

The first of our daily blogs for Open Access Week features the Wellcome Trust open access (OA) policy changes.  Olivia Marsh, Research Librarian, provides an overview of forthcoming Wellcome Trust policy changes, in the first of five posts exploring funder alignment with Plan S, the manifesto for accelerating the shift to open access.  From the 1 January 2021, the Wellcome Trust OA policy will look very different and this post explains some of the key changes. The overarching aim of the new OA policy is to …

Research support – find out how we can help

University of Nottingham Libraries’ Research Support Team are here to help you in all aspects of the research lifecycle. Read on to find out more. It’s the start of a new academic year in which research priorities, and the amount of time available for it, may be changing. For some research leave may have been …

NUsearch upgrade – August 2020

The library discovery tool, NUsearch has been upgraded today with some useful new features. Read on to find out more about the new developments. ‘About the topic’ overview Many NUsearch users start their quest for material with short topic searches, often by looking for keywords to help them dive deeper into a subject. This new …

What to expect in our libraries (updated)

As you may expect, our libraries will look, and work, a little different to usual this year. Read on for details of some of the changes you can expect to see including how to access study space and our services.  Arriving at the library   |  Safety measures   |    Help and support Re-opening libraries Throughout …