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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 …

Your library facilities over the summer

Whether you’re still studying over the summer or not, our library resources and support are still available to you. Our eight libraries are open for pre-booked study space, browsing, borrowing and printing. You can book up to six hours a day to spend in our individual bookable spaces. You can also use the drop-in individual spaces and bookable socially distanced group …

NUsearch upgrade: improved filters, changes to Yewno and more

Find out about the new features in the latest upgrade to the university’s library discovery tool, NUsearch. Clearer filters for finding physical resources There are now two key filters available for finding physical resources in our libraries: Physical resources – This will narrow your results to all physical titles held in our libraries Currently available …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Study on your schedule – 24-hour opening and study spaces

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  With the exam period beginning on Monday 13 January, we’re here to support you with your studies. Read on for details of our extended library opening hours, additional study spaces, library games zones and more. 24-hour opening Six of our libraries will be open 24-hours from Monday 6 January: …