University of Sussex Library Updates

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Open Day



Saturday 29 June is a campus Open Day – we are opening 10.00am-6.00pm!

Snow day opening – The Library and Special Collections are both currently open



We are really pleased to say that enough of our amazing staff have managed to get in to enable us to stay open until 4pm (weather permitting). Please see our twitter and Facebook pages for regular updates.

Changes to Project Muse platform



Project Muse have informed us that they will be changing their platform. The new platform will go live in January 2012, but is currently available to view in beta form at Please feel free to take a look and feed back any questions or issues you might have about it. Muse have alerted us […]

State Papers Online Parts III and IV



The University has purchased State Papers parts III and IV, to add to the Library’s previous purchase of parts I and II.  The State Papers provides a digital edition of the Domestic, Foreign, Borders, Scotland, and Ireland State Papers of Britain with the Registers of the Privy Council and other State Papers now housed in […]

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice Online



The University has bought Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice Online. This resource provides access to many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images.  There are 17 thematic areas: Slavery in Early Americas, African Coast, Middle Passage, Slavery and Agriculture, Urban and Domestic Slavery, Slave Testimony, Spiritualism and Religion in Slave communities, Resistance […]

Making of the Modern World



The University has purchased the Making of the Modern World. This resource provides access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West, from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. Contains collections from the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library […]

‘The Informed Researcher’ – short survey to help develop a researcher guide!



Dear Researcher I am writing a brief guide provisionally entitled ‘The informed researcher’, commissioned by the RIN in close collaboration with Vitae and SCONUL, and aimed at researchers such as yourself. As part of this work, I am trying to find out what type of infomation on this topic would be particularly useful for researchers. […]

Improve your personal and professional effectiveness at Vitae’s June National GRADschool! Places going fast!



Event overview GRADschools are experiential learning courses designed to develop your transferable skills as a postgraduate researcher. Many researchers who attend the course have a transformational experience, empowered to take charge of their own learning and career. GRADschools are designed to enable you to: develop your personal effectiveness identify ways to communicate effectively make more […]

ProQuest Maintenance Window – 19 March 2011



ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on March 19, 2011, starting at Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 02:00 and lasting up to twelve  hours. As a result of this, the following resources will be unavailable during this time: ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Chicago Defender, Guardian) Literature Online, Periodicals Archive Online, FIAF and Early English Books Online […]

Open Access Week: Sussex’s Research available to all



Want to find out more about Open Access publishing and how it can increase the reach of your research? Come along to one of the events being held by the Library as part of Open Access Week. Two lunchtime seminars are being held where you can find out more and discuss this with publishers, research […]