Category: Services

Referencing pop-ups return (18-29 Nov)

The well-loved referencing pop-ups are returning to the Library Atrium for the next two weeks, starting Monday to save your from citation struggles and referencing rage! Bring your referencing quandaries, citation uncertainties and things you have read but don’t know

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Two minutes silence at 11 am

There will be a two minute silence from 11 am today in remembrance of those lost to war.  Staff will be unavailable to answer questions during this time.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Drop-in on the law information experts

The law is structured differently from many subjects and finding legislation can be a challenge.  Thankfully there is extra help on hand from start to finish on Mondays and Tuesday every week until the end of term:   Drop-in database

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Desperately seeking silence?

For some people, crowds and noisy spaces are the stuff of nightmares.  If this sounds like you, there are some simple ways to get the books you need, use the library, ask questions when you need to and void all

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Open for you 24/7

The University Library is open 24/7 except during the summer vacation and over Christmas.  We open 24/7 because our previous students asked us to.  This does not mean that you should study at all hours!  We do not believe that

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Finding, borrowing, and returning books

The library can feel Tardis-like, seemingly bigger on the inside than it seemed when you first walked in. Many people find such a large library intimidating but it will soon come to feel cosy and familiar! These three short videos

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Eat, drink and be happy

Head past the Library Help Desk and round the bottom of the wooden staircase in the Library Atrium, and you will find the Library Coffee Shop.  Here you can buy a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks for

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APA referencing (6th edition)

APA 7th edition has been published, but those students required to use APA must use the 6th edition.  Referencing@Portsmouth (both the website and the printed booklet) use 6th edition.  Do not use the 7th edition.  If you use referencing software

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Starting out… finding books and journal articles

Understanding what you are looking for is sometimes the first hurdle when getting to grips with academic information.  Here is an introduction to where to find different sorts of information. Finding books The easiest way to find everything is by

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Stress Less with Steph

Learning to notice when you are becoming tense and finding ways to relax and think clearly under pressure will make your study more effective and enjoyable.  In just ten minutes a week, you too can learn how to recognise and

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