Trial access to popular Emerald journal articles

As an early Christmas present to their customers, Emerald are offering free access until 31st December 2016 to the two most downloaded articles from 2016 in each of their subject collections.  Click here for full access to all the articles.

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A tale of two libraries

portsmouth central library photoMembership of Portsmouth City libraries (the local public library) is free and  you don’t even need to live in Portsmouth to use them.  They have access to fiction for pleasure reading, local history collections, and occasionally even textbooks that we do not, making them well worth joining.  You can join in person at any library branch or fill in the online application form on our library catalogue (link above).  Books you borrow from the public library can be returned to any branch – just please sort your University Library books from your public library books!

Click Read more to find out how joining the public library can save you money on more than just books. Read more ›

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Full Text links in Google Scholar not working

FullText@Portsmouth links in Google Scholar are currently not working.  This is affecting many universities.  We are waiting for our supplier to remedy this.

Workaround: We recommend the Discovery Service – the Library’s equivalent to Google Scholar that will find only academically relevant content that you can be sure is all available for you to access in the Library or from a single click, and for more in-depth research the specialist databases available from your My Subject page.

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Meeting Room unavailable to book

The Meeting Room cannot be booked at the moment because the wall box attached to the Meeting Room has been damaged, rendering the keypad inoperable.  Anyone who has already booked the Meeting Room will be able to use it but will receive a “no show” warning afterwards.  We will remove this the following day.   We are arranging for the control panel to be repaired as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.
Remember that you can work in groups anywhere on the ground and first floors of the Library.  You can also book rooms for group study in the Students’  Union next door: ask at the Union Shop for details and bookings.
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Places still left for the Special Collections introduction

Illustration by William BlakePlaces are still left for an introduction to the Library’s Special Collections open event on Tuesday, 13 December 2016.  Discover how our rare books and collections ranging from art and architecture to literature, history and science can take your studies and research to the next level.

Click to book here through EventBrite.

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Finding the shelf with your book just went mobile

Finding your books just got easier: now you can pop your subject or the classmark of a book you want to find into your phone and instantly get a 3D floor plan with the shelf it should be on highlighted.  Now when you have found the classmark number on a reading list, the Discovery Service or Library Catalogue, you can pop it into our new shelf finder search and instantly get a map with the shelf highlighted.  It works really well on your phone and means you can carry the map with you as you find the right shelves!

Click here to find where your book is shelved.

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New shelf finding tool launched

The Library is pleased to present the latest tool to help you find your books: a website based app that turns a classmark from a reading list, the catalogue or Discovery Service into a map highlighting the shelf where the books should be shelved.  It is designed to work on your mobile phone, so you can easily carry the map with you on your way to the right bookshelf.

Click here to try the service for yourself.

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New Books – Nov. 2016

What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during November 2016 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

Read more ›

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New eBooks – Nov. 2016

What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during November 2016 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.

Read more ›

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Photocopier out of order (resolved)

Update 01/12/16 – The photocopier has been fixed and is working normally again.

We regret the photocopier is not working at the moment.  You can still scan and, if desired, print anything you would otherwise have photocopied.  We are working to repair the photocopier as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

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