Libby is an ebook app which is sweeping the nation. Read second year history student, Rhiannon Limbert’s review of the product and how it can help you in your studies.
Today, 22nd June, is Windrush Day. Introduced in 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the docking of the ship HMT Empire Windrush in Essex, Windrush Day commemorates and celebrates postwar immigration to the UK from the Caribbean. In light of current conversations about race, racism, and the Black Lives Matter movement, which has seen protests centred in Brixton’s Windrush Square, it remains vital to tell and understand the Windrush story. Though frequently mistreated and maligned by the country they chose to call home, black immigrants from the West Indies have enriched this country in every respect. The following blog was originally published as part of CCCU Library’s celebrations for Black History Month 2019 and its messages remain relevant.
In the last year we’ve been accessing e-books like never before. This isn’t surprising, considering what’s been happening in the world. But even without Covid-19, academic e-books were making life simpler. They’re easily accessible from your own device, wherever you are. Not to mention they’re much lighter to carry and you can never return them late. However, we’ve heard from you that they weren’t as easy to access as you’d like… so we’ve been working on your feedback and given LibrarySearch a new look that will hopefully make those elusive e-book links a bit easier to find.
Mass Observation (1937-1967) and Mass Observation Project (1981-2009) are two social research projects conducted during the 20th century. Read on to find out more about the mass observation project, and how reading the diaries of untrained observers can help enrich our understanding of the past.
Are you tackling a systematic review but not sure where to start? Struggling to define your review question or come up with a clear search strategy?
The Library now subscribes to Cochrane Interactive Learning . This resource contains 11 modules to help you improve your knowledge and skills in conducting systematic reviews. Whilst the Cochrane Review process is designed for healthcare interventions, any researcher who is interested in systematic reviews or systematic searching can benefit from this resource. The first three modules may be of particular interest.
Background: what’s the problem?
[This section adapted with thanks from the University of York Library’s Twitter thread]
If you’re writing an academic book, you presumably want your students to read it. To do
that, you’re going to want your library to be able to buy it as an e-book. Sounds simple?