Welcome to Semester 2!

What's new

A big hello to all our new students and welcome back to all returning to their studies! We hope you are feeling refreshed and excited for the second half of the year. This semester, the library is running a pilot program and there are a few changes you may need to be aware of:


Find out how we can help you with your studies


From databases to research data management, find out how the library supports research.

Teaching staff

We are on hand to support course development and deployment

Find a service

Discover the full range of services and learn how the library works to support you.

News & events

TRIAL - Knovel

Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. It is comprised of authoritative science and technology references used by academics, professional engineers, and engineering students around the world. Providing a vital resource for technical data for a career in engineering, Knovel provides students with experience retrieving the critical research data necessary to solve real-world engineering problems.?

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Profile Booster: Optimise Your Researcher Profile, 5 & 11 September 2019

Take your researcher profile to the next level with these?hands-on sessions.?Bring your own laptop?and?chat with library and IT training?staff about?maximising the impact of your researcher profile across the various platforms (ORCiD, Aurora, Researcher Profiles and more!).?The session on 5 September will have an arts and professions focus, while the session on 11 September will have a STEM and medical focus.

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Gale Discovery Day, Thursday 5 September

Drop in and?learn about the library's range of Gale products and see how they can help your learning, teaching or research efforts at the?Gale?Discovery Day.

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Madrigal Mystery Tour

You are invited to enjoy the beautiful acoustics of the Barr Smith Library Reading Room for the Madrigal Mystery Tour by the renowned?Lumina Vocal Ensemble?on Sunday 1 September.

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Exciting new approach to the University’s art, heritage, archives and special collections

We are very pleased to announce that the University’s art and heritage collections are now part of the University Library. This is an exciting development bringing together the management and development of all special, rare and unique collections under a single program.

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Demystifying Research Metrics lecture

This lecture, held on Tuesday 27 August,?is for staff and students who would like to find and understand their research metrics.?Metrics can be used when applying for grants, promotions and positions.?The lecture is particularly useful for research students and Early Career Researchers.

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