Author: David Bennett

Hello silence, my old friend

Do you hate crowds and find the Library increasingly taken over by folk whose idea of serious study seems to be to treat the Library like a giant coffee shop?  You are not alone, but there are still ways to

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Silence distractions with a text

Sometimes people can be most inconsiderate.  They talk when you are trying to concentrate, answer phone calls, listen to football matches played on their laptops… the list goes on.  It is for times (and people) like these, we offer a

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How are we doing?

We are pleased to present our first report on the revised Library Service Standards for last term.  These revised Library standards are more ambitious and challenging than before, reflecting the range of work we do that contributes to the quality

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Happy LGBT History Month!

February celebrates the formerly marginalised history of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, who have spent the best part of the past two centuries in obscurity and suffering persecution.  Our display this year compares and finds similarities between the oppression

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Student led change (5) – still more referencing support

You liked our referencing pop-ups so much (more than referencing itself!) that we introduced bookable drop-in referencing support sessions as well.  We also rewrote the referencing booklets to make them more comprehensive and easier to read, so you can all

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Happy LGBT History Month!

Welcome to February, often the coldest month of the year!  Warm yourselves beside the Café or on our first floor landing and browse the collection of books on LGBTQIA+ history and culture, novels and more.  From the history of gay

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Have you visited China recently?

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days, the latest government advice is to: stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses call the NHS 111 to inform them of

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Student led change (4) – supporting your wellbeing

We have joined forces with other departments across the University and with the Students’ Union to help identify and eliminate sources of avoidable stress wherever we could find them and offer more ways to help you recover perspective and recapture

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The (first and) last word on referencing

People recoil from referencing with good reason.  Obscure formatting conventions can make these simple notes on where you found information irritatingly time-consuming to produce but with a little know-how, referencing can be made simple.

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Student led change (3) – a more intuitive website

We redesigned our website again this year to make finding what you need simpler and more intuitive.  A single tap takes you from the Library catalogue to a 3D floor plan showing on which shelf particular books can be found

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