Category: Services

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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Glorious groupwork

Looking for a room to practice presentations, work together in groups or huddle and compare notes?  You can book rooms on all three floors of the Library, all with whiteboards and large screens or a projector available for you to

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Christmas comes early

Christmas just came early, with these two new presents for History, Culture, Media and Creative Technology students: Bloomsbury Cultural History and Faculti.  Sadly, the Christmas tree has not come early, although we are having the twinkling lights used to decorate it

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Work anywhere at your own virtual university

You can enjoy the online campus learning experience at home, out and about or even overseas and still make use of the safe storage and many of the networked University resources over the internet by setting up the Virtual Private Network

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Be you. Learn differently

Everybody learns differently.  Happily there are a whole suite of Library services and apps available to help you do just that! Set your learning free Try these free apps for personalising your learning, many of which will make your life

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Try a classic ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery

Do you enjoy a good ‘who dunnit’ murder mystery?  It has been established that people learn best if they study in focused bursts of around 25 minutes separated by five minutes of doing something very different.  Why not make this

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Welcome to your subject pages: all the best academic sources in one place

Have you seen your subject pages?  If the one search Google-style convenience of the Discovery Service is just not delivering the results you need or you are looking for specialised resources, try your subject pages. They are useful for everys

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A space apart for postgraduates

The library is an expansive and well furnished space but sometimes as a postgraduate you just want to get away from it all.  That’s where the Postgraduate Study Suite comes in.  Located in the far right hand corner of the

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