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 …

Out of the Archives: Introducing our Special Collections Read more »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 »

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 …

International Open Access Week – what’s happening at Portsmouth Read more »

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 …

Postgraduate Research (PGR) Student Wellbeing Survey Read more »

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 …

Learn Citavi in 20 minutes Read more »