Explore UK Black Pride

UK Black Pride was founded in 2005, and has continued to grow over the years. The organisation promotes unity, solidarity and co-operation among all LGBTQ+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. Image from http://www.ukblackpride.org.uk The pride festival begins on Friday 2 July 2021, with the theme “Love and Rage” which …

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Ideas for what to read and watch in Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month. Due to the pandemic, some Pride events will again be taking place online, including Oxford Pride.  Last year, we curated a list of LGBTQ+ resources available through the Library. This includes: Books and ebooks (both fiction and non-fiction)DVDsTV shows and films on Box of Broadcasts We've just updated the list …

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What is LibKey Nomad?

https://youtu.be/6umhqr5gGj4 LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides instant links to full text content for articles as you research on the web. Nomad works with Oxford Brookes Library to find the fastest path to content across thousands of publisher websites. You can add the browser extension to any of these browsers: Google ChromeFirefoxMicrosoft EdgeBraveVivaldi …

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Browsing with BrowZine – introducing our new e- journals service

BrowZine is a new product that we’ve introduced to help you explore and use our electronic journals more easily.  BrowZine revisits the world of browsing journals across all our online collection, and the joy of serendipity that comes with it, in a simple and highly attractive user interface adorned with the colour and splendor of …

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Academic Integrity Course Success

Over the last year, professional services staff, from Learning Resources (LR), Oxford Centre of Staff and Learning Development, Centre for Academic Development, as well as academics, with expertise in writing and avoiding plagiarism, worked on a new Academic Integrity course for all Oxford Brookes undergraduate students. We released the course in July 2020. Below is …

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The Library celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month 2020

  The theme for LGBTQ+ History Month 2020 is Poetry, Prose, and Plays. The Library has been keen to showcase its range of resources that might be of interest to LGBTQ+ individuals, or anybody interested in works concerning LGBTQ+ characters.  Why do this? Historically, LGBTQ+ people have been a marginalised group. Authors such as Oscar …

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KEF/ REF/ TEF update! What does it all mean…?

Recently attending an M25 academic libraries event (university libraries within the M25, and somewhat beyond in the case of some of us such as Brookes and Reading!) was an opportunity to catch up with ex Brookes colleagues and find out more on the above frameworks. The KEF: Knowledge Exchange Framework is designed by the Government …

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Welcome to our new LR User Group!

We are pleased to announce that our new LR User Group met for the first time this week. Chaired by Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, the group includes representatives from across our faculties and directorates. With the objectives of being a sounding board and critical friend, we look forward to working with our colleagues from across the …

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