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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: 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 WorldsMigration 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. MathSciNetMathSciNe…

Are you using copyright material in your thesis?

If you are using material produced by someone else in your thesis e.g. images, tables, charts, maps, long extracts/quotations then you may need to seek copyright permission!

Watch our video on when you might need to seek permission:

We also have a much more extensive booklet on 'Keeping your thesis legal'

We also have a booklet on 'Copyright for academics'

University of Leicester staff and student that have any questions about copyright you can email

How to create a Prezi from an article

Prezi is great for creating dynamic presentations. But you could also use it in a very simple and effective way. Imagine you are pressed for time. You've due to present at a conference, but haven't been able to prepare a brand new presentation.  One short cut would be to upload a pdf of an article/thesis chapter/draft paper into Prezi and create a presentation around it. The title, subheadings, graphs - even the acknowledgments - could become a slide in their own right. It won't be pretty, but it will be quick. As it will be based on something you have already written, the order will be logical to you and may help your memory. 
Here's my step-by-step guide: Login to PreziClick on 'Create a new prezi'.A new window will load and 'Choose your templates' will appear. Choose 'Start blank prezi' at the bottom. An untitled Prezi will load. Click on 'Insert' at the top of the screen. Then click on 'From file (pdf..' in the drop-down menu…

RefWorks/EndNote and Library Search

How to export results from the Library Search into RefWorks or EndNoteSelect the items you wish to export by clicking on the star next to the title. Click 'My Favourites' at the top of the screen. Tick the boxes next to the items you wish to export and click on the drop-down menu titled 'Select how to save'. Choose 'Push to RefWorks or 'Push to Export RIS' (for EndNote) and click Go.The items will then be imported into RefWorks or EndNote.Good Practice Tip: We recommend you check the references and edit them to ensure the correct information is in the correct fields.