Author: David Bennett
Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

Three new servings of History

The academic year may be ending but we have been lucky enough to acquire three new history collections to celebrate the end of lockdown – Food and Drink in History and two more modules to complete our collection of Mass

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New app allows cardless library visits

If you forget your staff or student card you can now use your phone to scan into the Library. Simply download the JunoBuddy app from the AppStore or Google Play and register. You will then be able to use the

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Return of Referencing@Portsmouth

Cite Them Right has gone away and been replaced with the return of our own in-house referencing platform, Referencing@Portsmouth. We think you’ll like the changes. Bringing referencing back in house allows us to give you more relevant examples and tailor

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Happy Nonbinary Day of Visibility!

Deconstructing gender myths Many people assume that everyone is born either male or female and that their gender is fixed, distinct, and unchanging. This is largely a culturally inherited idea based on the fact that most (though not all) people

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Interlibrary loan scans available again from the British Library

We can once again obtain scans of journal articles and book chapters through the British Library through our interlibrary loans service, making it easier for us to serve you faster more often. Just fill in the interlibrary loans form on

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Getting started with The New York Times

If you haven’t discovered our subscription to the New York Times yet, you should really take a look. It offers free access to one of the world’s leading newspapers, including an archive of newspaper copy comprising actual actual page layouts

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Referencing@Portsmouth gets a new look

You may have noticed a change to the Library referencing page yesterday. We have returned to using an in-house system that is tailored precisely to your needs, offering more precise referencing advice and examples specific to how we use different

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Knowledge for class. Knowledge for life.

Activate your access to The New York Times. Whether you’re prepping course materials or planning for the weekend ahead, discover original, quality journalism that helps you understand the world and make the most of every part of life. You now

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Electrical systems testing this week

The statutory testing of the electrical systems that takes place every 5 years in all buildings will be taking place this week in the Library (28 June – 1 July). This means there will be times when certain areas do

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The successes and failures of LGBTQ+ Pride past, present and future

On 28 June 1969, police raided a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York. Not an unsurprising event – it was still illegal for men to dance together in a nightclub, let alone have consensual sexual relationships, and “masquerading” as

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