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News flash for teaching and learning

Not a lot of people know just how many news resources we have tucked away.  From archives of scanned newspaper pages from the 18th century to the present day and up-to-the-minute text-only collections for all major newspapers and magazines worldwide,

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Introducing Scopus – your second home for search

Scopus is a very different resource to those you may have come across before.  You can search it like the EBSCO Discovery Service or any other database, but using Scopus you can also find how many articles published by a

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Introducing Statista: painting a picture with numbers

“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.” ~ Sherlock Holmes Whether you want to know how many Costa outlets have opened in London last year, the outlook of the cosmetics market in Hong Kong or

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Here’s a (K)novel resource!

Knovel is one of the most novel approaches to presenting information we have ever seen.  Offering a choice between standard search and an interactive matrix of search criteria that return physico-chemical data, formulae, information, and more for the physical sciences,

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How plagues have made modern society

How does a pandemic change society? Are our beliefs and urban myths shaped by the progress of disease? What does history tell us about death? Let Proquest take you on a tour of plagues past and shed some light on

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Videos to add variety to your teaching and learning

Are you looking to add some colour and variety to your teaching and online reading lists?  I recently shared some of the wonderful images, from VR architectural interiors to political cartoons available from our extensive image resource Artstor.  Today, I

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Introducing Artstor – resources for teaching and learning

Artstor contains over 2.5 million images on a wide range of subjects.  You can use any of these images for assignments (lecturers can also use them for teaching and research (provided they are used behind a password, e.g. in Moodle).  If

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Opportunities Week 2020 is going digital

Looking for a summer job or thinking about your future career? Tune into the expert talks this Opportunities Week, starting 22 June, when you can learn how to find the 70% of jobs that are never advertised and make them

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New free remote study support app now available

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Fika has created a series of programmes allowing staff and students to learn from expert psychologists, students, academics and professional athletes in 5-minute video, audio and text programmes.  Download the app from Google

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Mass Observation 1980s has arrived!

Hot on the heels of our last humanities purchase, we are delighted to add the 1980s module of Mass Observation.  This digital archive contains topics of interest to a wide range of subjects, including History, Politics, the Social Sciences and

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