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Routledge Handbooks

You won’t spot them if you walk into the building, but we’ve added an exciting new collection of ebooks that you might want to explore. 165 Routledge Handbooks can now be found by searching the catalogue (search for “routledge handbook”

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Academic writing using mind maps

We’ve mentioned mind maps before on this blog and still find them a useful tool. We’ve recently come across this rather useful blog post which covers using mind mapping software for academic writing: Although it’s aimed at using them

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As it’s global creativity week, we thought you’d be pleased to hear that the well loved Library colouring books are back. You can find them on the first floor landing.  Share any finished creations over on our Twitter feed: @uoplibrary

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World Creativity and Innovation Week

It’s that time of year when we can celebrate creativity and innovation.  Though in the Library we’d like to think we celebrate it every day! It’s World Creativity and Innovation Week starting tomorrow and culminating in “the Day” on the

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Technology Book of the Week 18/12/15

Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education – edited by Michael Grove, Tony Croft, Joe Kyle & Duncan Lawson Are you interested in learning and teaching in mathematics? The University Library has just added a new book to stock that explores a

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Technology Book of the Week 4/12/15

This is probably straying into the science areas, but as it has such direct applications to technology, we’re going to include it anyway. In Search of Time: journeys along a curious dimension by Dan Falk.

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Spurious correlations

Did you know that the number of people drowned falling in a swimming pool correlates with the number of films Nicholas Cage has appeared in? Well perhaps not, but this page reminds us why we need to be careful with

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IEEE usage

We’re always excited to see, sometimes expensive, databases being well used and our IEEE Explore database is just one of the many technology databases we collect statistics on. The top five journals with the most downloads for September were all

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Words of the Year

Book lovers, scrabble enthusiasts, crossword addicts and linguaphiles everywhere often love a new word.  One dictionary has a new top ten list here:,259,HCB.html and although some of the words aren’t new, they’ve either been given a new meaning or

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Library staff travel East!

It’s always great to see members of Library staff developing skills, but a recent event is worthy of note when one of our Assistant Faculty Librarians travelled to Hong Kong in her capacity as an Accreditation Assessor for CILIP.

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