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Round-up of new resources

The library now has access to three new resources to support your research. If you have any questions about using these databases please email: 

Ancestry hosts the UK's largest online collection of family history records with more than 1 billion searchable records including: England, Wales and Scotland Censuses; UK birth, marriage and death records; military, immigration and parish records. Ancestry can be used for research on local and social history; demography and population; family, kin and genetics.
Note: access is on-campus only.

Migration to New Worlds

Migration to New Worlds contains primary source material on 350 years of migration from Great Britain, Ireland, Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia
Primary sources include:  Colonial Office files on emigration; diaries and travel journals; ship logs and plans; printed literature, objects, watercolours; oral histories. There are selected research aids to help you.


MathSciNet gives access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications from 1940 to the present. Current Mathematical Publications is a subject index of bibliographic data for recent and forthcoming publications. Most items are later reviewed in Mathematical Reviews. All items in Mathematical Reviews appear first in Current Mathematical Publications.

The guidebook includes step-by-step explanations of how to make use of the full range of search capabilities. There is advice about how to use the browsing options and features such as author identification.


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Library publishing services

The Library offers several services to help you publish and disseminate your research. We can help you publish reports, journals and conference proceedings. We also support the publishing of digital collections.

Research publications The Library can help you to publish one-off reports in an open access format. See this example from the SAPPHIRE Group in Health Sciences.  If you want to start a new open access journal or conference proceedings, we have our own version of Open Journal Systems (OJS). This is journal management and publishing platform for academic publications. Articles published through this system are free to any reader, and no APCs are charged to authors. 
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Finding our training

I had some feedback last week that searching PROSE is not the easiest way to find out what library training is on offer.

We sympathise with you! An alternative is to look at the list of training on our Researchers page

Or you can look at brand new guide to the Postgraduate Researcher Workshop Programme

If you have any questions about the training please email Selina or myself:

Round-up of Elevenses Recordings

Throughout July we ran a series of short talks about issues of interest to researchers. If you missed them you can now watch the recordings:

Discovering the University’s unique archives An overview of what archives are and give an overview of the archives held by the University of Leicester library.Watch the webinar

Publishing your own Open Access journal The Library has developed an online publishing platform (Open Journals System) that enables researchers at Leicester to set up and run their own open access journals.  This session offers an overview of the platform and what you need to consider before launching your own title.
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Finding datasets for research One of the most common enquiries from researchers is “Where can I find data on my topic?”  This session provides advice on how to find datasets for your research. We will cover a range of subject areas, and also look at the specialist resources to which the Library provides access.
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