- Snow day opening – The Library and Special Collections are both currently open
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:01:15 +0000
We are really pleased to say that enough of our amazing staff have managed to get in to enable us to stay open until 4pm (weather permitting). Please see our twitter and Facebook pages for regular updates. Read on.
- The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:16:51 +0000
The Library has bought the Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991. This features the complete 62-year run of The Listener, the BBC periodical published from 1929-1991. The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in 1929 under its Director-General Lord Reith. It was the intellectual counterpart to the BBC listings magazine, Radio Times. Developed as [...] Read on.
- State Papers Online Parts III and IV
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:11:08 +0000
The University has purchased State Papers parts III and IV, to add to the Library’s previous purchase of parts I and II. The State Papers provides a digital edition of the Domestic, Foreign, Borders, Scotland, and Ireland State Papers of Britain with the Registers of the Privy Council and other State Papers now housed in [...] Read on.
- Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice Online
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:07:21 +0000
The University has bought Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice Online. This resource provides access to many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images. There are 17 thematic areas: Slavery in Early Americas, African Coast, Middle Passage, Slavery and Agriculture, Urban and Domestic Slavery, Slave Testimony, Spiritualism and Religion in Slave communities, Resistance [...] Read on.
- Making of the Modern World
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:36:06 +0000
The University has purchased the Making of the Modern World. This resource provides access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West, from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. Contains collections from the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and [...] Read on.
- Picture Post Archive online
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:33:33 +0000
The Library has bought the Picture Post Archive Online. This consists of the complete, fully text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century. Picture Post was read by an estimated 80% of the British population at its peak. [...] Read on.
- African Newspapers 1800-1922
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:48:49 +0000
The Library has purchased African Newspapers 1800-1922 online. This resource provides access to more than 40 fully searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring English- and foreign-language titles from Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Includes publications such as the [...] Read on.
- New York Times Archive online now available
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:43:53 +0000
The Library has bought the archive of the New York Times Online. This gives access between 1851 and 2007 to one of the most important international newspapers. To access the archive, please click here Read on.
- Refurbishment Phase 8
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:03:13 +0000
We are now moving in to the final main phase of the refurbishment, which focuses on a large part of the ground floor. The large computer cluster (G70) and the accessible North Entrance will remain accessible during the works via a covered walkway going through the area being refurbished. The North Basement (which currently holds parts of [...] Read on.
- North door accessible entrance
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:07:25 +0000
Update: based on user feedback we have now arranged that the accessible North Entrance will remain in use throughout the work in that part of the building. Due to essential building works the accessible entrance at the north end of the building will be closed from March to June. This may cause some users significant inconvenience [...] Read on.
- Dedicated study area for finalists
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:56:32 +0000
We’ve created a space for finalists in the Library for quiet study (including quiet laptop use). The room is located on the first floor at the front of the building, near the group study rooms. Read on.
- Tell us your views on our plans for future developments online
Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:17:28 +0000
The Library is currently looking at how we can best serve our users online, both through our local services and working with others on the web. In particular we are looking at how we can enable you to discover content and resources relevant for your research more easily. With that aim, we’re developing a broad strategy [...] Read on.
- Alternative places to study on campus
Fri, 04 Feb 2011 11:14:23 +0000
With the current works in the Library there are times when the building can be noisy and busy, you may be interested some of the other study spaces available around campus, these include: Essex House: Seats on ground floor next to the café Meeting House: Quiet Room Fulton: Ground floor general purpose Bramber House: Second floor foyer area (update: [...] Read on.
- Refurbishment update : January 2011
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:04:49 +0000
Take a look at the recent improvements and changes that have been made, and what’s still to come as the Library Refurbishment moves in to its final phase. Our Refurbishment newsletter is online and focuses on what’s new, before and after, and what is still to come. Read on.
- January book moves completed
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:49:16 +0000
Good news, the current book moves have now been completed. Thanks for your patience while we having been moving a lot of our stock around. Quick Reference has been moved to the First Floor Shelfmark H and J has also been moved to the First Floor Shelfmarks R-V have been relocated on the Ground Floor Shelfmark QE-QZ are in [...] Read on.
- New JSTOR Collections
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:48:01 +0000
The Library now has access to three new collections from JSTOR: JSTOR Arts and Sciences 5, JSTOR Arts and Sciences 6 and JSTOR Life Sciences, which contains JSTOR Biological Sciences, for which we already had a subscription, as well as a number of other titles. JSTOR journals can be found either via the Online Journals page [...] Read on.
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:00:13 +0000
We now have a subscription to ARTstor. ARTstor provides more than one million images covering artistic traditions across many times and cultures: architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture. Read on.
- Gale Newsvault
Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:37:22 +0000
NewsVault provides a way of cross-searching to explore Gale’s range of historical newspaper collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across the Times Digital Archive, the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, and others. Provides access to over 10 million digitized facsimile pages. To access NewsVault go to http://find.galegroup.com/dvnw/start.do?prodId=DVNW&userGroupName=sussex Read on.
- The Big Move is over : current stock locations
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:01:00 +0000
For the last two weeks we have been moving hundreds of thousands of volumes as we move in to the next phase of our refurbishment. The good news is that this is now complete and books are currently located as follows: Shelfmarks A, B, C and D-DA are on the top floor Shelfmarks DB-DZ E, F, G, J, Y and European Documents are in the North Basement Shelfmark H is where [...] Read on.
- Recommender service to find articles relevant to your needs
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:34:16 +0000
The Library now has access to a recommender service called bX, which uses information gathered from usage data from subscribing institutions to suggest alternative resources when a user does a search. It works along the same lines as Amazon’s suggestion of “People who bought this also looked at…” so, when you do a search, along [...] Read on.