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Resisting the siren call of predatory publishers and their journals

If it looks like an academic journal, reads like an academic journal, and claims to be an academic journal, you might be forgiven for thinking that it most probably was filled with quality information carefully researched and published only after

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Brand new introductory bitesize video playlist

Getting started using Library resources?  We have a new series of bitesize videos introducing just about everything you might want help with in a brand new playlist on YouTube. Take a look!

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Camera, action… essay?

Whether you want to create video clips from television and film materials, now including all of Sky Arts, for use in your presentations and digital projects or author entire video essays, Learning on Screen is your new best friend.  Check

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Looking into the law? Get your expertise certified!

Getting certified in the use of the law databases LexisLibrary, WestlawUK and HeinOnline looks good on just about anybody’s CV but it is practically a necessity for anyone looking to work with the law.  Your friendly student reps Sara and

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Rediscover what the Discovery Service can do

The Discovery Service searches across many library resources, allowing you to carry out a single search and find relevant materials from lots of different ejournals, ebooks and other databases brought together in one Google-style search results list.  Click on the

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The joy of having a sustainable routine

Easier said than done, a sustainable routine helps keep you healthy, happy and able to stay on top of your studies.  A relaxing bedtime routine leading to enough, regular sleep is the bedrock on which a successful life is built. 

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Loanable laptops return to the Library

You can now borrow any of our 400 laptops from the lockers behind the IT Help Desk to use in the Library building for up to 12 hours. Full details on how to borrow a laptop and the associated terms

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Get certified and get ahead with free law database training

Do you want to learn how to search law databases like a legal professional, using unique tricks and tips to get to essential legal evidence faster and more confidently?  Would you like help getting certified, to prove to future employers that

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New eresource: Politics Trove

In addition to the Sage Catalyst e-textbook package, we now have online access to 36 key Politics & IR textbooks from Oxford University Press in a package called Politics Trove.  This is a fantastic new resource for anyone interested in

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Looking out for your mate: a guide for the concerned

Starting a new year at university, the onset of winter and potentially gloomier weather, and the prospect of greater social restrictions are just a few things that can make people feel low at this time of year.  Helping a friend

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