It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and …

Not waving but drowning: 5 ways to learn to tackle assignments better Read more »

With almost all our journals, ebook collections and hundreds of specialist subject databases available online through the Library website, you really do have a digital library you can carry in your pocket, almost all drawn together for you to explore …

A digital library in your pocket Read more »

The University has been a member of Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Bookshare scheme for many years, including in its previous incarnation as Load2Learn.  The support of the RNIB is invaluable in providing students and staff with many …

Introducing RNIB Bookshare: electronic resources for widening accessibility Read more »

We are pleased to present a trial of Alexander Street’s “The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974 -“ until Saturday 31st March 2018.  Away from the University computer network, access is via institutional (Shibboleth) login. Featuring tens of thousands of historic …

Resource trial: The Sixties collection Read more »

We are excited to offer a trial of BBC Monitoring until 6th February 2018.   BBC Monitoring enables you to keep track of broadcast, press and social media sources in multiple languages from over 150 countries worldwide, combining translations of selected …

New e-resource trial: BBC Monitoring Read more »

Many electronic resources offer a happy little “cite” link that suggests what the resource provider thinks a reference for an article or ebook should look like.  It is tempting to believe everything they say, copy and paste it into your …

Crimes of the “cite” button Read more »

Our subscription to Policing Insight is now up and running, providing full access to all articles and reports from local and national media, specialist press, police and criminal justice agencies.  You can also search the valuable Media Monitor service for …

New resource: Policing Insight Read more »

Update 20.10.17 – The Full-text finder links are again working normally.  Thank you for your patience. The full-text finder service that appears in many electronic resources offering to locate the full-text of articles is working intermittently at the moment.  This …

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Update 20.10.17 – The Discovery Service appears to be working normally again this morning.  Please let us know if you encounter any unexpected difficulties using it or accessing articles. We regret that the Discovery Service is temporarily unavailable.  We have …

Discovery Service temporarily unavailable (resolved) Read more »