May 2nd, 2013 posted by
ProQuest has made the International Index to Performing Arts Full Text freely available to use until the end of May.
“This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry – including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.”
Access this database here.
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May 2nd, 2013 posted by
1) Taylor & Francis eBooks: offers instant access to the world’s premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law content — from renowned imprints such as Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press. There are more than 30,000 titles available.
The trial lasts until 24th May.
Access is via the eLibrary Gateway or directly from www.tandfebooks.com.
2) Cambridge eBooks: Cambridge University Press has made more than 20,000 books, primarily recently published works, available through Cambridge Books Online.
The trial lasts until 30th May.
Access is via the the eLibrary Gateway or directly from http://ebooks.cambridge.org/
May 1st, 2013 posted by
Finalists graduating summer 2013
Please return all your library loans before you leave.
Your 8 week loan books may be requested by other borrowers during the summer vacation and the loan period may be shortened. Please remember to check your email account for recall notices and return books by post, if necessary.
Books not requested by other borrowers may be renewed online
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May 1st, 2013 posted by
All your library books due on 1 July 2013 should be returned or renewed during the month of June.
Online renewals can be carried out on UNLOC
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May 1st, 2013 posted by
We have a trial running at the moment, ending 31st May for the IET ebooks collection (Institution of Engineering and Technology). Access is available from on-campus only at: www.ietdl.org/ebooks.
Please provide any feedback that you have about the ebooks (in terms of content, usefulness for teaching and research, and the site navigation) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This collection includes approximately 400 titles across 12 subject areas including:
- Circuits, devices and systems
- Control engineering
- Electrical technology
- Electromagnetic waves
- History of technology
- Management of technology
- Professional applications of computing
- Radar, sonar, navigation and avionics
- Renewable energy
- Power and energy
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April 30th, 2013 posted by
Springer has now made its protocols available free of charge to UK Higher Education for the period 2013-2017. Access is via the SpringerLink website www.link.springer.com or you can access via the eLibrary Gateway at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/elibrarygateway (use the titles tab to search for Springer)
More information about Springer Protocols below:
SpringerProtocols is the world’s largest database of life sciences protocols. These ‘recipes’ allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. SpringerProtocols contains more than 28,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series “Methods in Molecular Biology.” Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. These documents provide written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments that describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiment.
SpringerProtocols combines the world’s largest collection of protocols with advanced search functionality. Each protocol is templated into four sections—Introduction, Materials, Methods, Notes—so that information will always be exactly where you expect to find it. SpringerProtocols contains more than 28,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series Methods in Molecular Biology.
April 29th, 2013 posted by
“Over 600 Technicolor cinemagazine stories from the series Roundabout (1962-1974) are now freely available thanks to the British Film Institute. Produced by the Central Office of Information to showcase British manufacturing and promote the ethos of the Commonwealth, this eclectic mix of official opening ceremonies and factory production lines bears glamorous witness to a Britain projected exclusively to cinema audiences in Asia.
It documents an exercise in soft propaganda that lasted over a decade and now provides us with rare colour footage of the incidental that is so fundamental to building an authentic picture of Britain and Asia in the 1960s and early 1970s.”
Source: BUFVC News on Screen
This resource is available via the eLibrary Gateway or directly at: http://bufvc.ac.uk/newsonscreen/roundabout
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April 25th, 2013 posted by
The Henry Moore Institute Research Library is a specialist resource for the study of sculpture. The library specialises in British sculpture post-1850, with collections spanning international and historical contexts, taking in monographs, exhibition catalogues and themed publications. The library holds around 20,000 titles, including rare publications, artists’ books, ephemera and a unique and growing audio-visual collection. The catalogue has been added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund (http://www.rluk.ac.uk/node/55).
To browse, or limit your search to the holdings of the Henry Moore Institute Research Library, go to the main tab on copac.ac.uk and choose ‘Henry Moore’ from the list of libraries.
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April 22nd, 2013 posted by
“This year will see an exciting new upgrade for BoB National - the BUFVC’s unique shared online off-air TV and radio recording service – including new features and an improved user experience. The new developments are a result of feedback received from current users and will be launched in October 2013.
The new features will include:
- access to more than 500,000 new BBC TV and radio programmes, dating from 2007, from the BBC archive
- an additional 13 foreign language channels
- an extended recording buffer – giving you more channels, available for longer
- a new website look, including colour, theme, functionality and improved navigation.
- the ability to search across future and recorded programmes simultaneously
- interactive transcripts and dynamic subtitle searches
- Apple iOS compatibility
- the ability to easily create clips and clip compilations, and share programmes and playlists via social media
- the option to make YouTube-style comments on progammes
- a quick link to the new BUFVC AV Citation Guidelines, allowing you the opportunity to reference programmes within your work easily.
Keep up-to-date with the latest developments by following BoB National on Twitter @bufvc_bob”
BoB is available via the eLibrary Gateway.
April 18th, 2013 posted by
“Since 1983, the Best of Young Novelists series has introduced readers to scores of future literary lights long before they became household names. Best of Young British Novelists lists were published in 1983, 1993 and 2003, and featured writers including Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, A.L. Kennedy and David Mitchell. Of the 2013 list, Granta editor John Freeman says, ‘From satirists to humorists to sweeping epic-spinners, these writers have a command of language and their form which is simply astonishing. They show that the novel has a bold, brilliant future in Britain. I could not be prouder of the list.’”
Source: Granta (www.granta.com)
Granta provides the following biographies for its Best Young Novelists:
Naomi Alderman (1974) is the author of three novels: Disobedience, The Lessons and The Liars’ Gospel. She writes and designs computer games and is co-creator of Zombies, Run!, the best-selling iPhone fitness game and audio adventure. A professor of creative writing at Bath Spa University, she has been paired with Margaret Atwood in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is currently working on her fourth novel. ‘Soon and in Our Days’ is a new story.
Tahmima Anam (1975) is the author of the Bengal Trilogy, which chronicles three generations of the Haque family from the Bangladesh war of independence to the present day. Her debut novel, A Golden Age, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. It was followed in 2011 by The Good Muslim. ‘Anwar Gets Everything’ is an excerpt from the final instalment of the trilogy, Shipbreaker, published in 2014 by Canongate in the UK and HarperCollins in the US. She lives in Hackney, east London, with her husband, the musician and inventor Roland Lamb.
Ned Beauman (1985) was born in London. His debut novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction and the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Fiction Book. His second novel, The Teleportation Accident, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His third novel, Glow, from which this excerpt is taken, is published in 2014 by Sceptre in the UK.
Jenni Fagan’s (1977) critically acclaimed debut novel, The Panopticon, was published in 2012 and named one of the Waterstones Eleven, a selection of the best fiction debuts of the year. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her collection The Dead Queen of Bohemia was named 3:AM magazine’s Poetry Book of the Year. She holds an MA in creative writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, and currently lives in a coastal village in Scotland. ‘Zephyrs’ is an excerpt from her novel in progress.
Adam Foulds (1974) is a poet and novelist from London. He has published two novels, The Truth About These Strange Times and The Quickening Maze, and The Broken Word, a narrative poem set during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya at the end of British imperial rule. He is the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, the Costa Poetry Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the South Bank Show Prize for Literature, the Encore Award and the European Union Prize for Literature. The Quickening Maze was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010. ‘A World Intact’ is an excerpt from his new novel, In the Wolf’s Mouth, published in 2014 by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US.
Xiaolu Guo (1973) studied at the Beijing Film Academy and received her MA from the National Film School in London. She has published seven novels in both English and Chinese. A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her other novels include UFO in Her Eyes and 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth. She directed the award-winning films She, a Chinese and Once Upon a Time Proletarian. ‘Interim Zone’ is an excerpt from I Am China, her new novel forthcoming from Chatto & Windus in the UK.
Sarah Hall (1974) was born in Cumbria and currently lives in Norwich, Norfolk. She is the author of four novels: Haweswater, The Electric Michelangelo, The Carhullan Army (published in the US as Daughters of the North) and How to Paint a Dead Man; a collection of short stories, The Beautiful Indifference; original radio dramas; and poetry. She has won several awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel, the Betty Trask Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize, and has twice been recipient of the Portico Prize. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Prix Femina Etranger, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction, the BBC National Short Story Award and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. ‘The Reservation’ is an excerpt from a novel in progress.
Steven Hall (1975) was born in Derbyshire. His first novel, The Raw Shark Texts, won the Borders Original Voices Award and the Somerset Maugham Award, and has been translated into twenty-nine languages. ‘Spring’ and ‘Autumn’ are excerpts from his upcoming second novel, The End of Endings.
Joanna Kavenna (1973) grew up in various parts of Britain and has also lived in the US, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. She is the author of three novels: Inglorious, The Birth of Love and Come to the Edge; and one work of non-fiction, The Ice Museum. In 2008 she was awarded the Orange Prize for New Writing. Her work has appeared in publications including the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, the Guardian, the Observer, the Times Literary Supplement, the International Herald Tribune, the Spectator and the Telegraph. She has held writing fellowships at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and St John’s College, Cambridge. ‘Tomorrow’ is an excerpt from a forthcoming novel.
Benjamin Markovits (1973) grew up in London, Oxford, Texas and Berlin. He left an unpromising career as a professional basketball player to study the Romantics. Since then he has taught high-school English, worked at a left-wing cultural magazine and published six novels, including a trilogy on the life of Lord Byron. Markovits has lived in London since 2000 and is married, with a daughter and a son. He teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. ‘You Don’t Have to Live Like This’ is an excerpt from his new novel, about a group of university friends who get involved in a scheme to regenerate Detroit.
Nadifa Mohamed (1981) was born in Somalia and moved to Britain in 1986. Her first novel, Black Mamba Boy, published in 2010, was longlisted for the Orange Prize; shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Dylan Thomas Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the PEN/Open Book Award; and won the Betty Trask Award. ‘Filsan’ is an excerpt from her new novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in the UK and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US.
Helen Oyeyemi (1984) is the author of The Icarus Girl and The Opposite House. Her third novel, White is for Witching, was awarded a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and her fourth, Mr Fox, won the 2012 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation Award. ‘Boy, Snow, Bird’ is an excerpt from a new novel of the same title, published in 2014 by Picador in the UK and Riverhead in the US.
Ross Raisin (1979) was born in Silsden, West Yorkshire. His first novel, God’s Own Country, was published in 2008 and was awarded the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2009, the Guildford First Novel Prize, a Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for six other awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the International IM PAC Dublin Literary Award. His second novel, Waterline, was published in 2011. His short stories have appeared in Granta, Prospect, Esquire, Dazed & Confused, the Sunday Times and on BB C Radio 3 and 4. ‘Submersion’ is a new story.
Sunjeev Sahota (1981) was born in Derby and currently lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter. His first novel, Ours are the Streets, was published in 2011. ‘Arrivals’ is an excerpt from The Year of the Runaways, his unfinished second novel, forthcoming from Picador.
Taiye Selasi (1979) was born in London to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents. She holds a BA from Yale and an MPhil from Oxford. Selasi made her fiction debut in Granta in 2011 with ‘The Sex Lives of African Girls’, which was selected for Best American Short Stories in 2012. Her first novel, Ghana Must Go, was published in March 2013. An avid traveller and documentary photographer, Selasi lives in Rome. ‘Driver’ is a new story.
Kamila Shamsie (1973) is the author of five novels. The first, In the City by the Sea, was published by Granta Books in 1998 and shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her most recent novel, Burnt Shadows, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and translated into more than twenty languages. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a trustee of English PE N and a member of the Authors Cricket Club. ‘Vipers’ is an excerpt from a forthcoming novel.
Zadie Smith (1975) was born in London. She is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005 and won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006. She is also the author of Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and the editor of several anthologies, including The Book of Other People. Her most recent novel is NW, chosen as one of the ‘ Ten Best Books of 2012’ by the New York Times. She was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. ‘Just Right’ is an excerpt from an unfinished novella.
David Szalay (1974) was born in Canada. His family moved to the UK soon after, and he has lived here ever since. He has published three novels: London and the South-East, The Innocent and Spring. He is currently working on a number of new projects – ‘Europa’ is an excerpt from one of these.
Adam Thirlwell (1978) was born in London. He is the author of two novels, Politics and The Escape; a novella, Kapow!; and a project with international novels that includes an essaybook, Miss Herbert, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. He was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. His work has been translated into thirty languages. ‘Slow Motion’ is from a novel in progress.
Evie Wyld (1980) runs Review, a small independent bookshop in Peckham, south-east London. Her first novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 she was listed as one of the Culture Show’s Best New British Novelists. She was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. ‘After the Hedland’ is an excerpt from her second novel, All the Birds, Singing, forthcoming in June 2013 from Jonathan Cape in the UK and in 2014 from Pantheon in the US.
For more information about Granta, visit: www.granta.com
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