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Connect | Summer 2021

Hello and welcome to the Connect newsletter which highlights service and resource updates to help you make effective use of your  library and learning services.

Thanks to the easing of lockdown restrictions the campus libraries are now able to offer - 

  • bookable computers and study spaces
  • bookable access to the Archives & Special Collections and the Digitisation Studio
  • Click & Collect, Document Supply and Cross Campus Loans

If you don't see what you need then the Library is here to help - for more information see myLibrary and Contact the Library.


Leigh Garrett
Head of Resources, Discovery & Liaison | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892721

Your Lockdown Viewing Favourites

Your favourite lockdown viewing -

box of broadcasts logoProgrammes watched: 1,555
Most watched: Waste Land

BoB (Box of Broadcasts) covers 75 free-to-air channels and has an archive of over 2.2 million programmes.  To learn more about using Bob - see Tutorial.

estream logoProgrammes watched: 4,034
Most watched: How to be a surrealist with Philippa Perry

eStream is a streaming service for recorded TV programmes, films, radio broadcasts, and webinars.

dvd logoDVD loans: 2,413
Most borrowed: It’s a wonderful life

The Library holds over 15,000 DVDs that are available to borrow. You can use LibrarySearch to find DVDs.

Marie Hitchcock
Discovery Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892706

Paperpile On the Move!

paperpile logoPaperpile is a web-based reference management tool which enables you to record your research, and to produce bibliographies and citations in the UCA Harvard style.
Paperpile have recently launched a mobile app for iOS and Android. The app allows you to -

  • add references to your account on the go
  • allows you to comfortably read and annotate articles that you have in your account
  • sync references from the app to the website so that you always have access to all your references and articles no matter which device you use

For more information about the app see Introducing Paperpile for iOS and Android and for help on setting up the app see - Can I use Paperpile on my mobile?


Ian Badger
Liaison Librarian Canterbury | Academic Services
+44 (0)1227 817370

Library & Learning Success Webinars - Summer 2021

The new summer programme includes topics such as -

  • referencing and referencing tools
  • using electronic resources effectively
  • presentation skills
  • overcoming procrastination
  • thinking critically

For more details of these and the full programme see - Library & Learning Success Webinars.

Marie Hounsome
Liaison Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 891485


LibrarySearch enables you to search across many of the library collections from one place.  LibrarySearch can be found on either the header or menu across myLibrary.  Keywords will search for books, chapters, journal articles, images and moving images.  For more information see LibrarySearch Tutorial and for information about effective searching see Searching Techniques.

Marie Hounsome
Liaison Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 891485

Reading Lists

Over 500 reading lists and 450 new digitised readings been added to myReadingList since its launch in September.  myReadingList offers students direct access to library resources from within their course and unit areas in myUCA, which enables course teams and students to find and make greater use of the University's collections, particularly when studying online.

At the end of this academic year, current reading lists will be rolled over automatically for the new academic year - these will be published in draft so that they can be reviewed, updated and published by course teams.

The use of myReadingList is a mandatory requirement for all courses and the Liaison Librarians are on hand to offer course teams help and support in creating and managing reading lists.

Marie Hounsome
Liaison Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 891485

UCA Research Online

Did you know that you can view over 2400 research articles, artworks, and other research outputs by your lecturers and professors, as well as UCA PhD theses, available online at UCA Research Online?  Last year there were over 22,000 downloads -

top ten downloads by researcher
Textiles by Sharon Ting

UCA Research Online not only promotes the visibility and impact of research but also supports the University's Research Excellence Framework submission, which demonstrates national research standing and directs future research income - so if you are engaged in research - make sure you get published on UCA Research Online.

Amy Robinson

Amy Robinson
Digital Curation Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892723

Archives & Special Collections Open!

Graphic Design Student Show Invitation 1970
UCA Institutional Archive, EPEW/8/1, Epsom and Ewell Technical Institute and School of Art, Three-Dimensional Design, Graphic Design Student Show Invitation 1970

The Library is delighted to announce that the Archives and Special Collections are now open to UCA students and staff - Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00. Archive materials will be quarantined for three days after use. Booking is required - to book, contact Gateway.


Felicity Croydon
Archivist | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892963

Document Supply Returns

The Library has been able to reinstate the Document Supply service.  Document Supply service enables students and staff to request books and journal articles that are not available in the University collections.   Loans and PDF journal articles will be sourced from external collections wherever possible.  PDF articles are delivered to you by email and loans and delivered to your campus library for collection.

For more information about Document Supply see Requesting Resources or email

Jonathan Lucas
Collection Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 892807

Get Motivated!

Looking for motivation?  Look no further - the Library has a range of resources to help -

Marie Hounsome
Liaison Services Manager | Academic Services
+44 (0)1252 891485