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*Update: Search results should be relevant again, however some electronic titles are still not displaying. We are continuing to have this resolved .

Library Search is currently experiencing issues with displaying search results.

Your search may not show all the available options or it may not show relevant results.

We are working with our provider to have this urgently resolved.

Apologies for any inconvenience, please contact Ask Library if you have any concerns.

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Altmetric Explorer is a tool to help you measure how your research is being used and talked about online, via news outlets, blogs, Twitter and more. It includes metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. The library is offering training for staff and research students in understanding altmetrics and using Altmetric Explorer. Each workshop has a faculty focus. Find available times and Book here.

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Will you be going away for the Summer Vacation? If so, make sure to return your books before you leave, especially if you are going overseas. Books can be requested by other students at any time, so even if your book is not due until January, you may need to return them much sooner than you expect.

So, avoid any hassles by returning books before you go, and also remember to cancel any requests that you will no longer require. Our book return chutes are open 24/7.

Have a great break!

book returns blog

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It’s that time of year again, and with exams nearly over we will soon be shifting to our Summer Vacation opening hours. From Saturday November 18th the Barr Smith Library will be open as follows:
Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri: 8am to 6pm ; Wed: 8am to 8pm
Sat, Sun: Closed
Level 3 open 24/7
Check out our Opening Hours […]

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Library Search is undergoing urgent maintenance between 12:30 am and 3:30 am on Sunday 12 November. Library Search may be unavailable, or not work as expected, during the maintenance window.
For more information please speak with an Ask Library team member.

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Researchers, have you heard about figshare as a place to publish your research data?
Publishing your data raises your profile, and allows publicly-funded research to be shared for the benefit of other researchers and the general public. Funders and publishers are also requiring that research data be published.
To make publishing your data as easy as possible, […]

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**All Fixed!  Thank you for your patience**
There is currently a problem with the formatting on some Resource Guides. Any page which has a tabbed box will not display properly.
We are working with the company to fix the problem which we are trying to do as soon as we can.
We are sorry for the inconvenience to […]

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Rare Books & Special Collections is closed today (Friday 3 November 2017) as Cheryl and the team are moving into their temporary new location on Level 2. Discover why in an earlier earlier blog post!

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The redevelopment of Level 1 means that Rare Books and Special Collections will be operating out of a temporary new site on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library as of Monday 6 November 2017 until mid-2018. While the opening hours will remain the same we’ve had to make some changes to how the materials […]

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Things to do in the Library during swot vac and exams:


….Wait! What? Play Uno? Grab a chupa chup? Hug a sloth?
This exam period we’re helping you study by giving you a place to relax. Come and try your hand at some colouring in, a jigsaw puzzle or […]

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