Category: Thing of the Day

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

Thompson Reuters is recruiting law reps

Thompson Reuters, providers of the excellent Lexis Library package, are recruiting student law database representatives for the coming 2020/21 academic year. As a student law representative, you would encourage the more effective use of TR legal services such as Westlaw UK,

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Your hub for expert opinion and scientific facts on the coronavirus pandemic

Looking for reliable news and analysis of the coronavirus pandemic?  Look no further. The Information Literacy Group have compiled a list of expert blogs and reliable sources of scientific evidence to suit all your needs.  Check it out here.

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On this day in 1660

On this day in 1660, Charles II returned to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne on his 30th birthday after the Puritan Commonwealth instigated by Oliver Cromwell came to an end. This marked the end

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We need to talk about prejudice

Today, I would like to take you on a brief exploration of the nature and roots of human prejudice. The evolutionary basis of prejudice Humans have only eight primordial emotions, one of the most powerful of which is disgust.  We

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Truth and the turning wheel of history

There are lies, damn lies, and then there is politics.  Fake news has been around since the dawn of civilisation and has taken flight and caused serious concern more than once in human history.  Crises of authority and the desperate

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How to look out for your mate – an expert guide

Helping a mate or family member when they are low or bereaved can be extremely challenging and there is no easy way to know what (or how much) to say.  What is clear is that when people are very low

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Free digital downloads from the National Archives

During the period that the National Archives at Kew are closed to the public, they are making many of their digital records freely available on their website.  You can register to order and download up to 10 items at no cost,

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Ramadan 2020 during lockdown at the University of Portsmouth

The following letter to Muslim students was written by Dr Amra Bone.  The University Chaplaincy asked that we share it as widely as possible to help ensure it reaches its intended audience. In the name of God, the most Merciful

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 23 – Adopting a more natural routine

Modern life very often ends up with us fighting our own bodies – drugging them with caffeine and working them hard when they are most tired and then forcing them to sit for long periods while they want to be

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 22 – Night and day

As we come to the end of the planned 23 things in this wellbeing series (do tell us if we missed your favourite diversion, wellbeing activity or practice!) I just wanted to revisit some of the fundamentals of sustainable living.

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