LGBT+ is an area of research which can cover a wide range of academic disciplines. Continuing our celebration of February’s LGBT+ History Month, the Library would like to highlight the online guide to support research into LGBT+-related topics.
Taking the same format as our subject guides this guide focusses on the range of materials available from the Library and Special Collections relating to LGBT+ topics.
It is one of a series of cross-disciplinary research guides we have developed to support research in areas such as disability and inclusion, gender, and race and ethnicity (forthcoming).
It has been created, in consultation with staff and student representatives, to help you find some of the key resources the Library can provide in this area, as well as point you towards other useful online resources, libraries and archives.
We’d love to hear your feedback on the guide, so let us know what you think!
Suggest resources to help diversify our collections
You can also help us to diversify the Library’s collections by putting forward your suggestions for Library materials to help support a more diverse curriculum.
If you would like to suggest other items for the Library, please complete our regular book suggestion form.
You can see all the Diversity fund titles purchased in current and previous academic years on our dedicated Library Diversity fund reading lists.
Tim Chapman, Academic Liaison Team Manager
We’re really excited to welcome all new students starting this week, with various events to help you get to know your Library.
- Why not take a self-guided tour of the Library? Grab a ‘Your Library Tour’ map from the Library Welcome Desk on the Ground Floor of the Library and explore the building.
- Come and chat with our friendly staff at the Induction Marketplace on Wednesday 15 January 13:00-17:00.
- You are all welcome to attend a Library Leisure Time event, Friday 17 January 13:00-15:00.
- Did you know that we have fiction too besides your course text books at the Library? Not sure which to choose? Come along to borrow one of our lucky-dip print books!
- Take a moment to relax by crafting your own origami bookmark with us!
For more information and help with Library resources ask at the Welcome Desk or have a look at our YouTube channel. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for library updates.
Ruth Ng & Karen Drury, Academic Liaison Librarians
Please help us share the study space in the URS building fairly. It is fine to pop over to the Library building for a book and return to your desk within a short time. However, we think it unfair for students to reserve desks with their belongings for long periods when other students want to use that space.
If you find unattended study places apparently ‘booked’ with clothes, stationery and the like, please ask Library staff for support at either the URS Reception desk by the main entrance or the URS Information Desk next to the Course Collection on the ground floor. We will give you a timed warning card you can place on the abandoned stuff. Put the belongings to one side and sit down. If the owner returns within the hour, they are entitled to the space back. If not, you can sit there. Also ask staff to help explain, should anyone returning after an hour complain.
Where unattended stuff hasn’t been moved overnight, staff will remove it to URS Reception. If it is not claimed by the next morning, it will be taken to Palmer Reception, the centre for all lost property in the University.
Ruth Ng, Liaison Librarian on behalf of
Sue Egleton, Associate Director, Systems & User Services.