• UniSkills Focus On: Gale Literature

    Happy New Year, we hope you had a relaxing and recharging winter break!   In the first UniSkills Focus On… blog of 2023 we are exploring Gale Literature. If you’re studying English Gale Literature could be your go to place for literary criticism, author’s biographies, poems, short stories and plays.  

  • UniSkills Focus On: BMJ Best Practice

    In our final UniSkills Focus On… blog of 2022 we’re going to look at BMJ Best Practice. If you’re a student in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine looking for a tool to help you with clinical decision making, then BMJ Best Practice is the one for you!

  • UniSkills Focus On: Sage Research Methods

    As the term races forward, we’ve reached the third instalment of our monthly UniSkills Focus On… series. This month we are exploring SAGE Research Methods.

  • Black History Month 2022: Reflections and Reviews

    October may feel like a lifetime ago (especially as we hurtle through the final months of the year) and as we had so much going on for Black History Month we’re providing you with a recap and reflection on how Library and Learning Services celebrated: We updated our specially curated reading list, featuring new additions […]

  • UniSkills Focus On: Statista

    Welcome back to the second blog of our UniSkills Focus On… series. This month we are looking at the business resource Statista. Statista is a world leading source of market and consumer data and statistics and is a fantastic resource for students across all programmes of study!  

  • Springer Nature negotiation

    Update January 2023 So far in the negotiations Springer Nature has failed to provide a proposal that sufficiently meets the criteria set by the sector for an acceptable agreement. On 19 December 2022, Jisc issued a consultation to UK university libraries on a fourth proposal made by Springer Nature. The consultation, to which we will […]

  • UniSkills Focus On: Reading Lists Online and Discover More

    Hello, and welcome to the first in our brand-new student blog series UniSkills Focus On exploring key resources for your studies! Over the coming year we will publish a new blog on the last Friday of the month (a bit like a payday bonus!). Each blog will focus on a different resource, or selection of […]

  • ClinicalKey Student: Nursing, Medical and Midwifery Resources

    ClinicalKey Student is a leading clinical-based resource that contains 106 nursing, 30 midwifery, and 310 medical titles as well as images and videos for many specialties providing trusted resources for students and their faculty. You will need to create an account to use Clinical Key Student and its personalisation features, and there is even a handy […]

  • Elsevier ScienceDirect open access agreement launched

    Jisc and UK Universities have concluded negotiations with Elsevier to agree a three-year read and publish agreement that will provide UK researchers with unlimited open access publishing across Elsevier hybrid journal titles, as well as significantly reducing total sector spend. Added to the sector’s existing read and publish agreements, this deal means that 80% of […]

  • Discover More and eResources – what’s next?

    Over the past two years Library and Learning Services have developed a new Collection Development Policy and invested in resources to assist our digital-first approach. This approach supported the pivot to online delivery in March 2020, where we aimed to provide as much online content as we possibly could. At the time we were supported […]