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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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Your New Doctoral College Reading Room

The Doctoral College Reading Room, at the front of the first floor of the library, is now designed for use by PGR students and staff only.

The space includes a separate Silent Study area with desks and computers, a quiet area with desks and informal seating, and a bookable group study room.

We would encourage PGR students and staff to make full use of this space.

Masters students now have a separate Graduate Reading Room elsewhere on the first floor.

As part of the new arrangements there is now a Consultation Room, which we are also using for upcoming events, including Shut Up & Write! and Research Data Drop-in Clinics.