Almost everyone has used Google to find information online and academic information resources are fundamentally very similar.  The difference between a simple Google search and finding precisely what you want in Discovery, ebook platforms or subject-specific resources is that to …

Search made simple: an expert walkthrough for finding ebooks and academic journal articles Read more »

Come and see the beautiful sketches from our first year BA (Hons) Illustration students that we have on display in the library. Students were asked to explore the Library and Special Collections. They picked a topic from a ‘lucky dip’ …

Illustration students work on display in UoP Library Read more »

Getting stuck into research for assignments and dissertation proposals?  Check out these awesome but frequently overlooked guides to some of our most exciting eresources, including the scholarly ebook collection Ebook Central and the authoritative Sage Research Methods. Click here to …

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Some of you may have noticed that we have a new display case on the first floor of the University of Portsmouth Library. Our new display case has been especially built to display items from our Rare Books and Special …

Out of the Archives: Introducing our Special Collections Read more »

It was small…only around 5cm by 3cm, a little wonky-looking, and greyscale. Hardly the most ostentatious of signals, tucked away from view on the inside cover of a slightly battered looking book written entirely in French. What it was that …

A Narrative for Nora: from the smallest of clues to an international life story Read more »

Are you working in one of the professional services and wondering what it is about the Research Excellence Framework (REF) that excites all your academic colleagues?  On 6 March, Andy Dixon (Deputy Director R&I Environment and Strategy) will be explaining what the …

The Research Excellence Framework: a guided tour for the rest of us Read more »

It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and …

Not waving but drowning: 5 ways to learn to tackle assignments better Read more »

Open Access is all about removing pay barriers and publisher control to make the research output of universities and other institutions available to everyone in order to maximise its impact and its usefulness to everyone.  Open Science is now an …

International Open Access Week – what’s happening at Portsmouth Read more »