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10 Library resources you may not have heard of

by University of Liverpool Library on 2022-03-02T14:31:45+00:00 | Comments

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Most of you will be familiar with Library tools such as Discover, Reading Lists and the Library Catalogue and will use them regularly to support your studies, you may not have heard of some of these resources that can be used for both academic purposes and in your leisure time.

Leisure Resources

  1. Overdrive - Read eBooks and access audiobooks for free! Download the Libby App to access the collections on a mobile device.
  2. Box of Broadcasts – This on demand TV and radio service allows you to record and watch programmes and search the archive of broadcasts.
  3. Kanopy – Access films ranging from award-winning documentaries and indie and foreign films to classics and theatrical releases. Just sign up with your University login and start watching.
  4. Library Wellbeing and Community resources – This resource hub, compiled by Library staff, brings together a collection of reading lists for wellbeing and mental health, leisure reading recommendations, Spotify music playlists and more.
  5. Drama Online – If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, check out Drama Online for access to video productions of Shakespeare plays as well as lots more theatrical content.
  6. Ancestry Library – If you're looking for a new hobby, why not do some research into your family history? Ancestry Library includes census records; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more in databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.
  7. Rock’s Backpages - Access audio interviews and over 40,000 classic articles on the finest music writers of the last 60 years, from Aaliyah to ZZ Top.

Educational Resources

  1. Writing@Liverpool & Stats@Liverpool – If you need support with your writing or using statistics, the KnowHow team in the Library lead two initiatives delivered by postgraduate students to help you develop your skills and boost your confidence. Book a one-to-one appointment for support with topics ranging from planning and structuring your writing to understanding statistical concepts.
  2. Get It For Me – If you’re looking for a book, article or other resource and can’t find it in the Library collections, you can request a copy using our Get It For Me service. Just complete the request form to let us know what you need, and we will aim to supply a digital version if possible, for you to use remotely.
  3. Press Reader - Access digital versions of thousands of newspapers and magazines in over sixty languages.

Visit the Library website to find out more about what we have to offer.

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