Website We Like: Graphwords

May 13, 2013

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Graphwords is a free online thesaurus which draws a concept map, showing how similar terms are linked together.  Type in a word and it generates a map of associated terms.  To view the meaning of a group of words move your cursor over the node and to explore a word and its related terms in […]

Lee Miller Archive

April 25, 2013

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A new website featuring the work of photographer Lee Miller has just been launched, featuring over 3,000 images covering surrealism, World War II, 20th Century fashion, and celebrity portraits.  Many of the images have not been seen before, and it’s hoped that more will be added to the collection.  The site can be accessed at […]

Conde-Nast Research Library

April 17, 2013

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Something a little light hearted today – this image was shared online today by the Conde-Nast research library. If you were to create a library , what would you have in it?

Posted in: General, Images, Library

BUFVC Audiovisual Citation Guide

April 15, 2013

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The BUFVC (British Universities Film and Video Council) has recently published a guide on it’s website which specifies how to reference and cite a wide variety of audiovisual materials.  In addition to recommending how to cite a film or TV programme, it also includes more specific aspects of these, such as film trailers, or television […]

Posted in: Referencing

Library Improvements Blog

April 10, 2013

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As many of you will have noticed, there are things changing in and around the libraries.  The Boots Library is undergoing a major investment, with the 4th floor being refurbished over the summer, and Brackenhurst having a brand new library due to open shortly.  There’s a Youtube video of the construction. Because we’ve so many […]

Posted in: Library, Library Spaces

Open Access Publishing – things to to watch out for

April 9, 2013

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Having just read a really interesting article on the New York Times website about “unethical” open access publishers, I thought that it would be of interest to research students and staff.  Although the article talks predominantly about science publishing, the same things can be applied to any subject or discipline. Open Access publishing is taking on a […]

Posted in: Research

April Training Events for Staff and Students

April 8, 2013

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We’ve a whole new set of events running in the library now that the Easter vacation has ended. For students in the School of Art and Design, the following may be of interest: Research Skills for Undergraduates. 10 April, 2 pm – 3 pm RefWorks: Referencing Made Easy.  17 April, 1 pm – 2 pm […]

New Website: Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection

April 3, 2013

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The University for the Creative Arts has just launched a digital archive of work by British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.  Researchers and students have worked alongside Zandra Rhodes to prepare, photograph, and catalogue 500 dresses and garments selected from the designer’s private archive, including pieces worn by icons such as Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth […]

Easter Vacation Opening Hours

March 22, 2013

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Hoping you all have a happy and relaxing break over the Easter vacation.  If you do need to either come in and see us or get in touch, we are open over the vacation period.  The 4th floor, as usual, is open 24 hours. More details on when we’re open over Easter can be found […]

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Training for Researchers

March 6, 2013

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NTU Library is running a series of research related training sessions in March that are linked to the Vitae  Research Development Framework. The sessions are aimed at all academic staff and researchers: Getting out there! Creating an online research profile to increase your citations This is an introduction to the ways in which researchers might […]

Posted in: Training Events