We recently had a request from a MA Illustration student to view books from the University of Portsmouth Special Collections that highlighted lino prints and wood block prints. We found some really remarkable examples such as English As She Is …

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The past is a largely undiscovered country. Explore what came before around the world in our new Archives Unbound collections: Not only but also… The Daily Mirror Archive is now also live through Gale Primary Resources (1903-2000). Search the UK’s …

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A book of historical newspaper cuttings from the University Archive.

A lesser-known fact about the Library is that we house several “special” collections. Special collections has to be a phrase dreamt up by a librarian. It translates broadly to “fun and interesting, often specialised stuff that doesn’t fit on the …

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Our other basket has wheels on! (And an extending handle, it really is quite nice.)

From wheeled trolley baskets for gathering your books to adjustable desks and book scans converted into accessible electronic formats you can enlarge or have a screen reader read to you online.

Check back tomorrow for a post on how you can turn a book chapter into a podcast in minutes for free using just your smartphone!