5 things to remember if using the Library this summer

This post was originally published in May 2016.

This Friday, 20th May, is the official last day of semester, so well done for making it this far!

Though many of you will have no intention of coming near the Library for the next few months (it’s ok, we’re not offended, much) there is still a large number of students who want to or need to continue with their studies over the summer.

So if you are one of the many who is planning on using Library facilities or services over the summer then read on. And for those of you who aren’t planning on this maybe you should read on anyway just in case (particularly if you have not returned borrowed books).

1) The Main Library and other site libraries* remain open during the summer vacation period.


Opening hours and Helpdesk staffed hours may be reduced in some libraries so keep an eye on the opening hours web site and follow the Library on social media for updates e.g. @EdUniLibraries, @EdUniMainLib, Facebook, etc. Continue reading

New to the Library: The Chicago Manual of Style Online

I’m pleased to let you know that following requests from students and staff the Library has recently subscribed to The Chicago Manual of Style Online.


Access is available via DiscoverEd or go direct to Chicago Manual of Style Online. Access is available both on and off-campus with your EASE username and password.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online offers the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions providing recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. The site is easy to search and browse and also gives you access to the Chicago Style Q&A, tools such as sample correspondence and proofreaders’ marks and a Quick Guide to citations. Continue reading

Newspaper archives on trial

The Library currently has trial access to two newspaper archives, The Telegraph Historical Archive (1855-2000) and British Newspapers Part V (1746-1950).

You can access both of these online archives via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Both trials end on 10th June 2016.


The Telegraph Historical Archive (1855-2000) Continue reading

New to the Library for History, Classics & Archaeology

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in April 2016 for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

–> Find even more via DiscoverEd.

Corrupting luxury in ancient Greek literature by Robert J. Gorman and Vanessa B. Gorman (shelfmark: PA3009 Gor.)

A medieval book of beasts: the second-family bestiary. Commentary, art, text and translation by Willene B. Clark (shelfmark: Folio PA8275.B4 Cla.)


“The bestiary – a book of animals, both real and mythical – is one of the most interesting and appealing medieval artefacts. The “Second-family” bestiary is the most important and frequently produced version…This study addresses the work’s purpose and audience, challenging previous assumptions with direct evidence in the manuscripts themselves”

The spoils of freedom: psychoanalysis and feminism after the fall of socialism by Renata Salecl (e-book). Continue reading