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APA referencing: back to basics

Does your referencing still not look right?  Looking for a little lift?  The new library guide “APA (6th ed.) referencing basics“ explains the principles behind the practice of APA referencing and is designed to complement other handouts with examples of APA referencing

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Out with the old: Parade gives way to Pure

With the transfer of PhD theses from Parade to the new Research Portal, the old Parade website is due to be discontinued later this year.  Set up around 10 years ago, Parade was once the main publication store for the University.  Our

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Tips for academic writing

After publishing a case study article in a peer-reviewed journal, one librarian shares the lessons he learned about successful academic writing.  Happily the advice works for everything from undergraduate assignments to academic journal articles, so there is something of potential

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Free access to a special issue of the Journal of Archival Organization

Taylor & Francis are offering free access for one year, until 31 October 2017, to a special issue of the journal Journal of Archival Organization: “Pondering provenance: a special (re)issue”.   If you use, manage or just have an interest in the

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Map Librarian in The News

Our Map Librarian, David Sherren has hit the local headlines after having his photograph published on the cover of an Ordnance Survey map. Read the article in The News. Read the original blog post.

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Putting pen(guin) to paper

We recently published a peer-reviewed journal article (a free version is available from the University of Portsmouth Research Portal) about the arrival of Pablo the penguin (who tweets as @uoppenguin).  Some of you might be wondering about the origins of Pablo the penguin

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Creating colouring: stress relief for you and a learning curve for me

Feeling stressed? Need to find a way to clear your mind and re-focus your thoughts? Well fear not, we have just the thing! Studies have shown that colouring is a therapeutic pastime with relaxing benefits similar to those achieved through

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University of Portsmouth: Our History exhibition

The history of the University of Portsmouth stretches back to 1869.  A display telling the story of the various institutions which became our current university is now on show at the Portsmouth History Centre until mid-May.  The display is a joint project between Portsmouth

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New construction subject guides

Downloadable subject guides are now available to download from the Library guides section of the Library website for: Civil Engineering Quantity Surveying Property Development Construction Engineering Management Construction Project Management Download yours today and find at a glance: where to find

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 19/10/15

I’ve chosen this week’s book to tie in with our trial of the Material ConneXions database: Interior Design Materials and Specifications by Lisa Godsey. This book is designed to help interior designers make good decisions in selecting and specifying materials.

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