Thursday, 28 February 2013

Cambridge Histories Online: now available

We have recently purchased an exciting new resource, Cambridge Histories Online, and this is now available via MUSE.

Cambridge Histories Online provides access to over 300 books published since the 1960s in a variety of subject areas including British History, Economic History, Language and Linguistics, Literary Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theatre Studies.

You can search the whole collection, browse by subject, or view a full list of titles. The records for individual titles are also being added to StarPlus.

Access here (you will be prompted to log into MUSE).

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online

There is currently trial access available to four archives from Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO). NCCO, is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focused on primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The four archives currently available are:
·         Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
·         British Politics and Society
·         British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
·         European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

To access this database you will need a username and password (you may also be prompted to log in to MUSE).
The NCCO trial will be made available until 31 March 2013.
If you wish to comment on the trial please do so by completing the online feedback form.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

New Look Resource Lists

In semester 2 we are changing the look of myResource Lists, the service that allows you to select your course readings online. 

You can still access the service via the Library tab in MUSE, from your MOLE2 courses or from the Library website, but it will look different.

The Library is updating the service, making it even easier for you to find the resources you need. The transition is underway and we welcome your feedback during this period, so please tell us what you think.

We will be launching the new look service fully in September 2013, but in the meantime if you have any queries or problems, please contact

Check out a video on using the new-look service here. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Bite-Size at the IC

Introducing Bite-Size: a series of short, informal sessions on a range of topics, aiming to teach you the skills you need to succeed in your studies. 

The sessions are held at 12pm every Wednesday, in Collabatory 2 on level 1 of the Information Commons. 

See the IC Blog for a full list of upcoming sessions.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Digital Collections now available

You can now access materials from both Special Collections and the National Fairground Archive online, through the University of Sheffield Library Digital Collections. There are excellent digital images of many items including photographs, plans, books and maps, as well as video and audio clips.
Have a or browse here.
Items in the collection can also be found through StarPlus, and material is still being added.