Author: David Bennett

VLeBooks platform migration (July-August 2019)

The VLeBooks platform is to be migrated to a new online reader during the week beginning 29th July 2019.  This collection currently comprises 29 ebooks, and includes any ebook titles ordered from Askews & Holts. Notes stored in the current

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It’s National Writing Day!

It’s 26th June again, which means it must be National Writing Day.  I’m celebrating by writing this blog post.  I might move onto some emails later, and I will certainly be working on a book chapter for a scholarly monograph

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Happy Refugee Week!

This week people try to focus on the plight of those unwillingly forced from their homes by  People desperately seeking refuge have become a stigmatised group in recent years.  The term ‘refugee’ has become politically charged and carries with it

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Westlaw is changing

Westlaw is changing.  On Monday 5 August 2019, the Westlaw interface will change completely.  An early look by our Law subject team has suggested that there will be: Changes we are happy to see You will be able to highlight

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Book recalls over the Summer Vacation (14th June – 19th Sept 2019)

From Friday 14th June, no recall notices will be sent out. This means that from this date, you will not receive emails asking you to return a book you have on loan if someone else has reserved it.

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Moving towards continuous performance management

This week, we are pleased to present something a little different – a post offered to us by David Mizne from the award winning 15Five blog on methods for working continually towards continuous performance management… continuously.  I’m pretty sure there

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Maths Café is closed now for the Summer!

Maths Café has closed for the Summer!  They will return from 16 September bringing you daily Maths (and weekly statistics, logistics and operational research) support. While library staff are happy to help you find books, ebooks and other resources that

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PsycINFO update (4 June 2019)

Our main Psychology resource, PsycINFO, is scheduled for a major update, expected to go live on Tuesday 4 June 2019.  This “reload” will implement the latest APA thesaurus tool.  Medical subject headings will be added as a search field and

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Portsmouth Municipal College survives the Blitz!

In November 2018, I blogged about Portsmouth Municipal College and its students during the First World War. To tie in with the D-Day 75 commemorations, this piece looks at the college in 1944 and the continuing impact of events earlier

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Anxiety and its antidotes

Going away to university is often said to be the best years of a young person’s life, and yet the number of UK university students who report a mental health concern is now five times what it was ten years

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