We want your feedback

Design, Deliver and Develop Library Services Last year we asked you for your feedback to help improve Library Services and you responded in droves. Over 4,300 students took part in at least one university survey, including 73.9% of final year undergrads who took part in the National Student Survey. You can find out more about the changes…Continue Reading We want your feedback

Streaming Video Collections: Alexander Street Press

We currently have unlimited access to Alexander Street Press’s complete suite of academic video titles (more than 43,000 titles!) for a year. The most watched videos will become part of our permanent collection.  The videos cover a wide range of subjects and topics. Collections include: 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 American History in Video Medical Imaging in Video…Continue Reading Streaming Video Collections: Alexander Street Press

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Russian troops. Auschwitz was the most notorious of many such camps in which many millions of people  were murdered during the Holocaust. The majority of these people were Jewish, although many other groups were targeted by this crime: political opponents to the Nazi regime,…Continue Reading Holocaust Memorial Day

Book Review: Oscar and Lucinda

A world classic from Australia Oscar and Lucinda is a great little book. It follows the adventures of the two eponymous characters both in Australia and Europe. Oscar Hopkins and Lucinda Leplastrier are Southern star crossed lovers [geddit?] and gamblers from different sides of the world. Their will they/won’t they relationship is just one of the many elements in this novel,…Continue Reading Book Review: Oscar and Lucinda

Library Staff Love #3: City Research Online

For January we thought we’d share Samantha’s nomination for City Research Online (or CRO for short): “I love City Research Online because it’s a great showcase of all the amazing research our academics produce. It’s a repository of different versions of our academics’ work, freely available for anyone to download and benefit from.” Research is shared…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #3: City Research Online

Resource of the month: HeinOnline

What is it? HeinOnline provides full text access to a large number of law and law-related periodicals covering US, UK and international publications. It also includes resources such as: Publications from the European Centre for Minority Issues Pentagon Papers (a collection of papers relating to the US’s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 – 67) US…Continue Reading Resource of the month: HeinOnline

Northampton Square Bookable Silent Study Spaces

Bookable silent study spaces will be returning during the 24/7 opening period at Northampton Square in January. Students can book a space to study on weekdays from 4th – 22nd January. Sessions of two or three hour blocks are available between 9am and 9pm and users can book one session a day, with a maximum…Continue Reading Northampton Square Bookable Silent Study Spaces

Northampton Square Library Group Study Rooms

Starting January 2016 the Group Study Rooms at Northampton Square will be locked outside staffed hours. You can book the rooms for use during staffed hours up to two weeks in advance. We have recently been working with IT to upgrade the PCs in rooms 3F, 3G, 3H, 3J, and 3K.  3C will be upgraded…Continue Reading Northampton Square Library Group Study Rooms

Explore the Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. You can explore every page, advertisement and cover, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer, model and brand. Subject Coverage: Popular Culture Gender studies Fashion history  Photography …Continue Reading Explore the Vogue Archive

Library Staff Love #2: Purple James Bond style chairs

The name is Librarian, University Librarian. Yes, this month’s recommendation comes from Louise D. and highlights how the Northampton Square Library now offers all of our students and staff the chance to play out a fluffy-white-cat-spinning-chair fantasy… But why does Louise love the purple chairs? “I love these chairs, because… they were in use the…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #2: Purple James Bond style chairs