Category: Thing of the Day

A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.

Introducing Ecosia – an environmentally friendly search engine

If you are looking for an alternative search engine to Google – perhaps you want to see if you can find some different results to what you usually see – new search engine Ecosia promises to spend 80% of any

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Reining in reindeer

For many of us, December brings reindeer to mind as the mythical steeds who draw Santa Claus’ archetypal sledge but most people know little more about these fascinating animals.  Happily we have many entertaining videos and guides exploring the secret

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Wear a Christmas Jumper Day

The Library staff have been once again raising money for charity –  this time to raise money for a school or village library to be built in India.  Following fundraising events throughout December that have included a daily raffle , cake

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Library lifehack: charging your phone from your laptop or PC

I’ve never met a student who didn’t want at least one more power socket than was available.  Everything built after 1930 that is either useful or fun seems to want a power supply, and while mobile devices are increasingly clever

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Staying safe and secure: advice from the police

It’s more sociable and safer to travel to and from university with your friends but with the wintry days growing shorter our friends in the Hampshire Constabulary Community Support Service have offered some extra advice on staying safe when out

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Turner & Paige no.82 Dec. 4th 2017

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Turner & Paige no.81 Nov. 24th 2017

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Turner & Paige no.80 Nov. 17th 2017

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Turner & Paige no.79 Nov. 10th 2017

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Do teaspoons leave staff rooms to live somewhere better or just to spite us?

Anyone who has worked will find that teaspoons are always in short supply.  This is counter-intuitive, since they are purchased one day and then later no-one has a teaspoon to their name and there are none in the communal drawer. 

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