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Open source accessibility software now available from library desks

The Library now supplies the open source “MyStudyBar” software on USB stick for you to take away and use for free.  Please ask for a copy from library staff at staffed ground floor library desks.  These are available to anyone

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Showcasing your blossoming research for REF 2018: introducing ORCIDs

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment approaches once again.  Research England has strongly recommended anyone submitting to the REF in 2018 to have their own Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID).  If you want more information on setting up and

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Farewell to the front of the building

Well, perhaps not quite all of it, but today is the long awaited day when the illuminated logo on the front of the library building is replaced.  Today we see take last lingering look at a sign that has probably

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Google as platform, Google as publisher?

Among the many things Google is involved in at the moment is the controversial new e-journal Distill, a product of its the Distill Working Group.  Operated at a distance as a peer-reviewed academic journal in the area of artificial intelligence, questions

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Problems opening interlibrary loan documents

What to do if you are trying to open a document from the British Library and you get this error message: This computer must be connected to the network in order to open this document. Connect this computer to the

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Euromonitor Passport: Spring 2018 update

Euromonitor have released a video announcing updates to Passport.  Find out what has changed in their video:  

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Maths Cafe returns in September (but help is still available over the summer)

The Maths Café is done for this academic year but they will be back as usual from 17th September 2018. In the meantime, if you have any mathematical or statistical quandries: the Library offers a huge range of textbooks and

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Introducing RNIB Bookshare: electronic resources for widening accessibility

The University has been a member of Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Bookshare scheme for many years, including in its previous incarnation as Load2Learn.  The support of the RNIB is invaluable in providing students and staff with many

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E-books are for everyone

It is important to us to make our resources equally easy to use for all our clients who might want them.  To this end, we have made sure that wherever possible our e-books are screen reader friendly so they can

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Put your PhD on another open access pedestal

Polishing off your PhD?  As well as submitting your thesis to the University’s open access Research Portal and the British Library’s digitisation scheme EThOS, you can now archive your thesis online at the Thesis Commons, providing yet another platform indexed

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