I distinctly remember the pride I felt when I was given my first junior library card, several decades later and libraries are still a pivotal part of my life. Being able to work in the very library that helped me graduate is still a ‘pinch-me’ moment! Outside of reading I also enjoy gardening, running and knitting.
We are pleased to announce the release of our new Database Search functionality on Primo – the library catalogue, which has replaced the A-Z of Electronic Resources page.
Our new Database Search page is fully integrated within our main library search tool and can be found at the top of Primo, so no need to remember any separate URLs.
The new Database Search is divided up into different subjects so you can browse resources applicable to your course. Alternatively, you can search by key terms and draw results from the whole of the collection.
Each resource comes with a brief description so you can explore how each one might benefit your studies.
Find the new search feature here.
Create links to your reading lists in your Blackboard modules
In a Blackboard Ultra module there is no automatically-created link to the Aspire reading list for that module.
To enable you to create these links without delay, empty reading lists have been created in Aspire for new and returning modules requiring a list.
Please link all your 2023-2024 reading lists to your 2023-2024 Blackboard modules as soon as possible:
You may also choose to add links to sections in your reading lists.
FYI 2022-2023 Aspire reading lists will remain visible in 2022-2023 Blackboard modules and will be archived at the end of August.
Update the 2023-2024 edition of your reading list.
When updating your Aspire reading list content for the coming year, be sure to update the 2023-2024 edition of your reading list.
If you add books to 2022-2023 reading lists they will not be purchased.
Advice for adding library resources to a new Aspire list and updating an existing list
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your subject librarian if
- there is no reading list in Aspire for your module
- you would like a reading list appointment with your subject librarian
- you have any questions
The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit are running departmental and centrally organised training sessions to prepare staff for Ultra. For further information, see their Ultra webpages.