Trial access to EUobserver

The library has arranged one month's trial access to EUobserver, an independent online newspaper which values free thinking and plain speech and aims to support European democracy by giving people the information they need to hold the EU establishment to account. EUobserver is an independent, not-for-profit news organisation established in Brussels in 2000 whose journalists file daily news reports from the EU capital and beyond and do in-depth investigations on topics of special interest.

Trial access extends till 7th May. Please send your comments about this resource to Naomi Nile, Subject Librarian for Law.

Newly acquired online resource: British Cartoon Archive

The British Cartoon Archive is a national collection of socio-political cartoons from British newspapers and magazines, plus comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines. The searchable online catalogue contains over 150,000 cartoons. 

UoB Library Instagram account

The Library is now active on Instagram, the pre-eminent visually-oriented social media platform. Snapped a library-related photo you'd like us to share? Email your contributions to:

Newly acquired online resource: Independent Voices

We now have online access to Independent Voices, a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals from the latter half of the 20th century, drawn from special collections of participating libraries. The collection includes periodicals produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines. It will be an excellent resource to support teaching and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Library lending: are you ready for the change?

A number of changes to the lending of library materials are being implemented that will improve your experience of borrowing and renewing items and make it easier for you to manage your library account.

Further details about the changes are available

Now open - Library Undergraduate Travel Bursaries Scheme

For the first time funds are available to help cover travel costs for undergraduate students who wish to visit other libraries and/or archives to further their studies.

The scheme is for undergraduate students undertaking or about to undertake their final year dissertations or projects. This includes students in their penultimate year preparing in advance for their final year projects.

We offer this scheme through a collaboration with Bristol SU's Undergraduate Education Officer, Max Austin and the University's Development and Alumni Relations Office. The Alumni Foundation already issues grants to help registered students with the costs involved in travelling to conferences where they will be presenting their research findings. This new scheme fills a gap for undergraduates who need to access library and archive collections away from Bristol.

Applications for the bursaries are welcomed from students of all disciplines. Up to £250 will be available for successful candidates.

Further details about the application process are available.

Library lending changes

To improve your experience of borrowing and renewing items we have recently implemented a number of changes to the lending of library materials.

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