Discover the slow but inexorable march to freedom for black people in the United States from the slavery abolition movement of the 1790s to the civil rights movements of the 1970s and on into the modern era in the Black Freedom Struggle in the United States archive.
This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
Academia can be a lonely and competitive place at the best of times, and working in isolation during lockdown makes everything more difficult. Happily there is inspiration in the form of a little book of inspiration, albeit written in the usual terse and cogent academic style, on building a support network, looking after yourself, and noticing (and acting on) warning signs before your health is put in jeopardy.
The following is a list of new ebooks received by the Library during November 2020 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
The following is a list of new books received in the Library during December 2020 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
Wishing you all a restful (and/or productive, if you still have a small mountain of coursework to complete for January – don’t worry you won’t be alone!), a very Merry Christmas (if you are into that sort of thing), and a happy new year.
2020 has been a mixed bag for many of us. We have seen great change, social upheaval, mounting uncertainty, a drastic shift to online learning and the isolating challenge of social distancing, and many have felt seriously unsettled by the changes. Christmastime is a great opportunity to take stock, remind ourselves of all the good things in our lives, and seek respite from many of our worldly cares.
You can now print in the Library without booking a study space!
Send documents to print from your phone, tablet or laptop by logging onto the University print management system, Papercut, and choosing “Web Print”. Once sent to the print queue, you can scan your student card to release them from the black and white printer beside the Click & Collect point, just to the right of the Library entrance area.
We don’t normally post this sort of thing but this is one offer that’s probably too good for some of you to ignore. Book and ebook publisher McGraw Hill is giving students a 20% discount off all their titles ready for next term, making buying direct from this supplier cheaper than Amazon!
Check out the online reading lists for next term and decide which of the (e)books you might want to buy from www.mheducation.co.uk
For your all-important 20% discount, use discount code MGH20UK4 at the checkout.
From Saturday 12 December until 3 January, the Library will be operating shorter Christmas vacation opening hours. We will not be open every day over the Christmas period and when we are open, it will be for shorter hours.
We just found out that the Library Café will be open from 10am – 2pm each day that the Library is open over the Christmas period, serving its usual selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks. Don’t forget the vending machines just around the corner from the café are also available all the time the library is open, even when the café itself is closed.
Just another little something to spread the seasonal cheer!