Category: Services

Referencing pop-ups return to the Library Atrium

Starting on Monday 19 November, for two weeks referencing pop-ups will operate in the Library Atrium from 11-12 am, 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm, Mondays-Fridays.  Pop in with your referencing conundrums and our dedicated referencing service will be there to

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Welcome to university life: finding your feet

Grab a seat on one of our sofas or pull up a chair and let us get you up to speed with everything that is new but really not so scary about university life.  The move from A-level to university study

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Screen reading made simpler

MyStudyBar from EduApps is a free toolbar full of accessibility tools designed to help with the most common problems people experience when reading and writing.  Anyone who experiences difficulties reading or writing on screen might benefit from this nifty tool, including

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How to learn to love your library at a distance (wherever you are)

Most people want to do some research or look at an ebook when they are away from the campus at times.  If you will be learning at a distance, you will really need to get stuck into our electronic resources, although we can post

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Free mental health awareness and wellbeing e-resources available until 31 October

Cambridge University Press are honouring the mental health awareness events held earlier this October by making journal articles and book chapters related to mental health and wellbeing available for free until the end of the month. Click or tap here to

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Not waving but drowning: 5 ways to learn to tackle assignments better

It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and

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MyStudyBar: free screen reading and writing help

If you have difficulty reading or writing on screen, or if you suffer from dyslexia or a similar condition, regardless of whether you have been officially diagnosed, you can now the free EduApps’ open source “MyStudyBar” software on USB stick

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Make your computer do your referencing for you

Referencing can be boring, tiring, long winded… like the rest of the world, most librarians don’t have many good things to say about it other than “it’s necessary”.  Suffering while referencing however is neither necessary nor advisable.  The seductive “cite”

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Digital duplication: bigger, better, and now free!

What’s your favourite price to pay for something?  If it’s ‘free’ you’ll free love what just happened to our large format scanner!  We’ve stopped charging, so you just need to turn up with a USB stick and an appointment with

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International Open Access Week – what’s happening at Portsmouth

Open Access is all about removing pay barriers and publisher control to make the research output of universities and other institutions available to everyone in order to maximise its impact and its usefulness to everyone.  Open Science is now an

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