One of the frustrating things about lockdowns, self-isolating and restrictions is not being able to get to libraries and archives close to home. To celebrate History Day 2020, Michelle Crowther looks at some of the freely available online collections of Kent history and recommends some of her favourites.
The library has thousands of e-books which will help you in your studies. In this blog post we will outline some of the e-book collections that you can use at CCCU.
You’ve been given your module handbooks for the semester, and you have been told that you can find many of your course books in the library. But how are you going to go about finding a few books among thousands? You might also be wondering if finding items will be different with the current coronavirus measures?
Well, if you read on we have composed a handy guide to finding those all-important books and resources. At the end of you’ll also see some of the changes we’ve made to keep yo
Yesterday, Dean Irwin, a postgraduate reseacher at CCCU, asked me if I had any tips for students who struggle to read on computers (even with assistive technology) and who don’t have access to a printer. I am not a specialist in this area, but in this blog I will attempt to share some tips for making reading library resources online a little easier.
The murder of Black British teenager Stephen Lawrence on 22nd April 1993, and the revelations that followed in the wake of this horrific event of a bungled investigation by an institutionally racist Metropolitan Police Service, are ingrained in the British public consciousness. The Lawrence family have endured so much but through their vocal campaign for justice and reform they have brought about vital change in policing and the criminal justice system. The official Black History Month 2019 campaign theme is the celebration of Black women and their invaluable contributions to British society, particularly in the years since the Windrush generation arrived and settled in the UK, and one woman whose impact and achievements have been incredibly admirable is Stephen’s mother, Doreen Lawrence. She has worked tirelessly to advance community relations and human rights, and has become one of the most influential people in the UK.
Our last blog for the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife focused on Florence Nightingale and her innovative use of statistics and visual data representations in her work as a nurse and public health campaigner. Today we are using CCCU’s online library resources to take a look at a figure whose story runs alongside Nightingale’s but who has often been overlooked in historical narratives of the Crimean War and Victorian nursing: Mary Seacole.