Since 2015 the University of Exeter has been a leading partner in the ‘Million Pictures’ European research project investigating the history and usage of magic lantern slides in educational contexts, coordinated in the UK by Professor Joe Kember of the English Department.
As part of the impact of this innovative and successful project, the public are now offered a rare opportunity to experience a spectacular magic lantern event in a public city-centre venue.
Magic and the Muse, a magic lantern spectacle, will take place on the evening of 12 January at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter. Both original and specially-created lantern slides will be shown and a genuine Victorian triple lantern will be used. The lantern show will be accompanied by live music, creating a fantastic combination of music, performance and projection, including a rare demonstration of projection onto a ‘living screen’.
On Tuesday 12th December we will be undertaking some Library System Maintenance from around 15.00pm until 17.00pm – although it may be a risk for some time after this.
During this period you will be unable to issue or return books using our equipment and our main catalogue will be unavailable.
Please return items using our drop box at both St Lukes and the Forum Library
To issue items staff will be available at the desk at the Forum and St Luke’s library and by phone from the Old Library.
To find items which are physically on our shelves you can use the Worldcat catalogue – https://www.worldcat.org/ . Just search for your items and then you can check for it at a location so you can search for the University of Exeter.
A quick update for users of BOB (Box of Broadcasts): If you want to make the most of this fantastic on demand TV and radio recording service, we advise you to run BOB in one of the following browsers, for an optimum viewing experience:
Internet Explorer 11 (or later)
Edge 12 (or later)
Mozilla Firefox 44 (or later)
Safari 8 (or later)
Google Chrome 48 (or later)
Search BOB to access an archive of over one million TV and radio recordings, or to make recording requests of your own. For more information about BOB and how it can support your work, visit our LibGuides.
BOB allows staff and students to record programmes which will be broadcast over the next seven days, as well as retrieving programmes from the last 30 days of recorded channels.
You can also click here to access the BOB help pages, or visit the online video tutorials for information on how to get the most out of this extensive resource.
Welcome to LibGuides, our new online platform for Library support. LibGuides are a versatile and easy-to-use tool that will help you make the most of your Library resources and facilities, and provide extensive support in a number of key areas.
The new A-Z Databases page provides you with easy access to the University’s extensive online collection. Browse a full A-Z list of our online databases and archives, including trial subscriptions. You can also search for individual databases, or filter databases by subject area or content type (journals, ebooks, archives etc.).
The new A-Z Databases page puts a wealth of online resources at your fingertips.
Subject Guides are a focal point of Library information and support for individual subject areas, bringing together essential resources, guidance and Library information in one convenient location. Each guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Library services, introduces you to Library Search and highlights a range of key resources for research in your subject discipline. There are also tips on developing your literature searching skills and guidance on a range of referencing styles.
Subject Guides bring together essential Library resources and guidance for each subject area in one convenient location.
Subject Guides for every University subject area will be fully complete and accessible by the start of term.
With a new academic year approaching, the Library has launched its new and improved Library Search tool. Library Search offers improved discovery and access to the University’s wealth of online and print resources.
Both Library Search and the Special Collections and Archives Catalogue are at the heart of your new-look Library webpage.
The default ‘Articles + more’ option acts as an all-in-one gateway to your rich collection of online and print resources (including Open Research Exeter), allowing you to search and identify the material you need down to individual article level. Switch to the ‘Catalogue’ option to focus your search to particular book and journal titles held by the Library.
Use ‘Articles + more’ to search our extensive range of resources down to article level.
Along with a cleaner look and feel, additional functionality has been added to streamline your searching experience. You can now use a range of new filters on the left of the results page to refine your search. Filter by publication date, source type, journal title and more, to give yourself the best chance of finding the resources you need. Through Library Search, you can also access online articles, export citations to EndNote and create a folder of saved items directly from your search results page.
The old ‘Electronic Library A-Z’ has also been replaced by an improved ‘A-Z Databases’ hub in our new LibGuides platform. As well as locating databases alphabetically, you can filter the collection by subject area or resource type and gain access to our new Subject Guides, which offer in-depth, tailored Library support for individual subject disciplines.
Your A-Z database list can now be accessed through our new LibGuides platform.
In addition to the host of new options, Library Search has retained a number of core elements from the previous catalogue. You can use Library Search to access your Library account and still have access to a detailed ‘Advanced Search’ function. We have also retained a link to the ‘Classic Catalogue’, for those who retain a fondness for the old interface.
You can find Library Search in a number of convenient locations online:
The University now has access to the London Low Life. Thisfull-text searchable resource, contains colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
London Low Lifebrings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London, inviting students and scholars to explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century’s greatest city.
From salacious ‘swell’s guides’ to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on London’s bustling thoroughfares offers an unparalleled insight into the dark underworld of the city. Children’s chapbooks, street cries, slang dictionaries and ballads were all part of a vibrant culture of street literature.
Topics covered include:
The Temperance Movement
Police and criminality
This is also an incredible visual resource for students and scholars of London, with many full colour maps, cartoons, sketches and a full set of the essential Tallis’ Street Views of London – a unique resource for the study of London architecture and commerce.
This interactive mapping enables users to overlay Victorian cartography over a modern, searchable base map and:
Visualise core data about Victorian London, including the boundaries of local government, population size, density and growth, crime and poverty data
Locate and read about key institutions: workhouses, orphanages, asylums, prisons, religious missions, etc
Walk’ through London’s main streets with 3D versions of the Tallis Street Views