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Getting started with scholarly research?

Getting stuck into research for assignments and dissertation proposals?  Check out these awesome but frequently overlooked guides to some of our most exciting eresources, including the scholarly ebook collection Ebook Central and the authoritative Sage Research Methods. Click here to

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Dive into Discovery

or Why not start with Google? Everybody loves Google, with good reason.  Google is great for finding the answers to any specific question where the answer will be pretty much all in one place and you will recognise it when

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Out of the Archives: Introducing our Special Collections

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new display case on the first floor of the University of Portsmouth Library. Our new display case has been especially built to display items from our Rare Books and Special

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A Narrative for Nora: from the smallest of clues to an international life story

It was small…only around 5cm by 3cm, a little wonky-looking, and greyscale. Hardly the most ostentatious of signals, tucked away from view on the inside cover of a slightly battered looking book written entirely in French. What it was that

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The Research Excellence Framework: a guided tour for the rest of us

Are you working in one of the professional services and wondering what it is about the Research Excellence Framework (REF) that excites all your academic colleagues?  On 6 March, Andy Dixon (Deputy Director R&I Environment and Strategy) will be explaining what the

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Enter the Archive

The University Archive is home to resources dating back to a time before the University was even founded.  If you have an interest in local history or the history of the University, the polytechnic that it was before, and the

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

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

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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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Postgraduate Research (PGR) Student Wellbeing Survey

Are you a postgraduate research student at the University?  If so, you are invited to take part in an Office for Students funded wellbeing study the University is running.  This study aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of

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Learn Citavi in 20 minutes

Citavi is a powerful and increasingly popular project and reference management tool.  The free version supports up to 100 references and offers the full range of tools as the purchased/licensed full version, so you can try everything Citavi has to

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