Martin Luther King Jr Day is a holiday held on the third Monday of January in the USA. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr, the influential American civil rights leader. In this blog post, we will look at some of the resources that are available about Martin Luther King at Canterbury Christ Church University Library, in media, print and online.
The University is developing a Comprehensive Research Management System – Research Space – which will replace current research information systems and provide new functionality to increase efficiencies, enhance existing processes and improve user experience.
This September, Canterbury Christ Church University Library is celebrating Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture by revealing some of the fascinating research written about Canterbury by the university’s staff and students. We’ll also tell you more about some of the local studies material we have in our collection.
Need some dissertation inspiration?
Suffering from writer’s block?
Gale Primary Sources such as The Times Digital Archive, British Library Newspapers, 19th Century Periodicals, and The Burney Collection hold a wealth of information to get you back on track.
We are giving you the opportunity to brainstorm with the Gale Primary Sources team:
Drop-by the Gale Booth on 18 March in Augustine House Library, 11am-1pm. You’ll find us on the ground floor.
Background: open access in the humanities and social sciences
- Most humanities and social sciences research output is in the form of monographs, whereas the sciences mainly show their output in the form of journal articles.
- A monograph and a journal article are very different, and therefore have different ‘needs’ in terms of open access.
- Journal articles are usually written quite quickly and have a particular structure; they are written to fulfil a specific objective and are seen as a means to an end.
- However, in the humanities the book (monograph) is the principle research output. These are written over a longer period of time and are longer and less structured.
- The production of the book is the end in itself – its objective is to start a dialogue, not necessarily to provide answers.
The Wellcome Trust is the only UK grant awarding body to have made open access mandatory for monographs.