We have set up a trial of this amazing resource which gives you full text access to the archive of the UK (1930-2015) and US (1867 to present) editions of Harper’s Bazaar magazines. A fully searchable and browsable resource recording over 150 years of American, British, and international fashion, culture, and society, offering unique insights into the events, attitudes, and interests of the modern era.
The trial runs until April 29th 2020, so don’t delay, try it today! Access this resource in the usual way by signing in with your UoP login or turning on the VPN. Any problems you can chat to us 24/7. And don’t forget to let us know what you think. You can comment here on the blog or email email@example.com
Google is great for many things, and while librarians seem to spend their lives preaching about its limitations for academic research, there are a number of interesting specialist tools Google have developed on the quiet that offer access to some rather interesting free web resources.
Google Arts & Culture
Bringing together a reported 12,000 public sources of art, history and culture and offering daily cultural insights, this little known gem is worth exploring just for the joy of it. Explore Google Arts & Culture here. If you want to take a deep dive into some specific art collections, the British Library and New York Metropolitan Museum are both making their digitised art collections freely available online. Read more ›
Giving yourself a gentle but thorough routine stretch and listening to a short podcast morning and evening helps reset the mind and can ease you into more new and healthy habits. Read more ›
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When you have chatted to all your friends online and are starting to wonder if there is life beyond computer games or are starting to experience that unpleasant nagging feeling that there might be work still to be done but don’t know quite how or where to start, it might be time to dig out your assignment information and make contact with your Faculty Librarian. These happy few are dedicated to making sure you find the best information and using it to best effect! Get in touch with your Faculty Librarian and find out how good getting on top of your Library research can make you feel. Just chatting to someone who can reassuringly put you in touch with the information that you need for your assignments should make you feel better. Actually using it while you still remember why it is important will likely make you feel better still. There is nothing, after all, quite like the feeling of progress.
You just have to take the first step to get the ball slowly rolling: find your subject area from this list and contact your Faculty Librarian for a chat. They even chat face-to-face online.
Please don’t let them get lonely. Faculty Librarians need someone to help at regular intervals or they start to pine for the good old days of referencing workshops. Chat to your Faculty Librarian today! (unless you just want referencing help, in which case you are probably best off chatting to our Enquiries Team online).
Some people thrive on the sound of silence, while others need the quiet energizing buzz of others around them working to remind them that they are not alone but part of a multitude all working towards similar ends and goals. For many, going from a crowded library to an empty room can be particularly stressful. There are two easy remedies to feeling out of routine:
The Library is still open and quite quiet, so you can self-isolate without being completely alone.
If you are missing the usual background buzz but find playing podcasts, YouTube videos and other such things too much of a distraction, you can now try streaming the sounds of study recorded in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. You can listen to soundtracks from four different libraries around Oxford University using the pull-down menu. Listen to others working around you at any volume you choose, only without having to restrict the desk area you can spread yourself over!
Calling all Finance students!
While we try to get Eikon/Bloomberg working remotely, your Faculty Librarian, Hannah Porter, has set up a reading list of other resources to help you get started. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact your Hannah or Lizzie – their details are available on all the Business School subject pages.
If you have a more general enquiry, including referencing, accessing other eresources and using the EBSCO Discovery Service, please chat to us online instead.
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