New Wellcome Trust and UKRI Open Access policies: implications for researchers.

Plan S news

Both the Wellcome Trust and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), as part of a coalition of European national research funders, have announced their intention to move to more robust policies on Open Access publication. The Wellcome Trust has announced five key changes to their existing policy: All Wellcome-funded research articles must be made freely available through PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PMC at the time of publication. A six-month embargo period was previously allowed. This change will make sure that the peer-reviewed version is freely available to everyone at the time of publication. All ar...

Black History Month October 2018

Black History Month logo news

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S., is an annual observance in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.  To celebrate BHM we would like to highlight two of the collections we have which may be of interest. Black Women Writers Black Women Writers celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents, the database gives an unparalleled view of black wom...

Updated Terms of Agreement for Discovery

New Discovery portal news

Following the launch of the new Discovery Portal and recent changes to data protection legislation, the Terms of Agreement for using the institutional repository, Discovery (aka Pure) have been updated.  As such all users are asked to read and agree to the terms when they next log in to Discovery.  You can log in to Discovery at the following link

Changes to the Inter-library loan service

Library - City campus

If you use the Library’s inter-library loan service to request journal articles, you will from 1 June need to register for a personal account with the British Library. This is because the software used to provide secure electronic delivery is changing from FileOpen to DRM Lite. Further information is available online or from

Discovery Research Portal and Pure

discovery news

The Discovery Research Portal is changing. We’re adopting a fresh, new look, in keeping with the ongoing redesign of the rest of the University’s web pages, and which introduces some new features to help you explore the range of research undertaken in the University. From Tuesday 1st May 2018 onwards, you will be able to: View our worldwide collaborations at an individual researcher, discipline, School or University level View the leading concepts underpinning our research, and see which other researchers and disciplines share those concepts See details of the impact of research outputs ...