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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 …

Temporary additional online resources

In addition to the vast range of online resources that we already provide access to via NUsearch, some publishers have offered extended or additional access to their content. Since March, we have been updating this blog post as more online resources became available. End dates for this temporary access vary. Now that we are in …

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 …

Students as Change Agents Annual Showcase Event 2019

This blog has been authored by Emma Lascelles one of our current Students as Change Agents (SACA).  On April 10th, Students as Change Agents (SACA) celebrated another successful year, with the annual Showcase event. Now in its fifth year, SACA was established to support and champion student-led projects. The continued growth of SACA was reflected …

On trial – Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab

Guest Blog by Erin Snyder, Director of the Faculty of Arts Digital Transformations Hub Last summer, I was pleased to attend the Digital Humanities Congress 2018 at the University of Sheffield. Gale were showcasing their new Digital Scholar Lab and I was impressed enough to ask the library to help set up a trial at …

Libraries are changing: A new way to borrow books

In April, University of Nottingham Libraries will be making changes to our library system. This is part of a major project to improve student experience. Some of this is about updating the way we lend books so that it’s more in line with what students tell us they want. It’s all about: Simplifying our processes …

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 …

Open Access Week 2018: Co-Authoring an Open Access Textbook

In today’s post, guest blogger Chris Woodard from the Department of Philosophy, describes his experience of producing an open access textbook. In February 2014 my colleague Neil Sinclair approached me and another colleague, Isabel Gois, proposing that we collaborate in writing an electronic textbook on ethics. He had himself been approached by some members of the School …

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 …