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Lean Library

Your library, your way How do you access your electronic resources? Do you come to the library website and browse? Do you look at your reading lists on Moodle and go from there? Do you Google the topic until you hit a resource that looks right? However you do it, Lean Library is there to […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to the June ‘Focus on Special Collections’ blog. This month we will be looking at the John Hassall Collection, dedicated to the work of a prolific artist and designer, who was responsible for one of the best-known poster designs of the early 20th Century. Background John Hassall, (1868-1949) was born in Kent and educated […]

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Our Winning Approach to Reading Lists

We are delighted to announce that our Content Delivery team has won the Talis Advisory Board Strategic Initiative Award 2021. This award is in recognition of our strong professional partnership with academic colleagues, in support of our aim to make 100% of essential items on reading lists available online this year. We’ve worked together with […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to our Focus on Special Collections blog! This month we will be looking at one of our literary collections; the Donald Davie Archive. Background Donald Davie (1922-1995 was a poet, literary critic, editor, translator and academic. His published works include volumes of his own poems, works on the theory and criticism of poetry and […]

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Supporting your Exams in 2021

Your library is here to help you succeed during this year’s assessment period. From 26 April we’ll be supporting you in the following ways: Online Support via live chat & email Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, and via email only Sun 12-8pm (chat & email support will be unavailable on the Bank Holidays on 3 & 31 May). […]

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Art and Special Collections: LGBTQ+

Both our Art and Special Collections at the Albert Sloman Library have a wealth of LGBTQ+ material available for your teaching and research. The material spans the length of the 20th century and ranges from periodicals, books, drawings, and paintings.  A majority of our archival LGBTQ+ holdings stem from the pioneering research done by the Department […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to our Focus on Special Collections blog! Each month we will look at different collection and find out about the person or people who created it, the historical and social background, the contents of the collection and its possible research applications. This month we are looking at the Nolan Committee Papers. Background The Nolan […]

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You Said, We Did

Our lives have changed significantly in the last 12 months, but one thing has remained the same: our commitment to our users! We are extremely grateful for all the feedback and comments you have provided us with, which have given us a really useful insight into what changes to implement in order to meet your […]

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ESCALA and The Environment

In her work, Dr Lisa Blackmore, a Senior Lecturer for the School of Philosophy and Art History, has identified environmental challenges as an urgent issue. Latin America, with a significant indigenous population, vast biodiversity, and colonial history that continues to mark the present, is a fascinating locus from which to examine the climate crisis. It […]

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