Read to Death!

After a long hiatus, there is a new exhibition in the stairwell in the Library. As you head upstairs, pause to take a look at the 19th century editions of Sir Walter Scott’s novels, many of which have fine illustrations. The books all belong to Innerpeffray Library in Perthshire.  Thanks to Stirling University research on […]

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James Hogg's copy of 'Psalms of David in metre' (1825)

Superlative Books

From time to time, the Library is asked ‘which book in your collection has been borrowed the most?’ or ‘what is your oldest book?’. We thought you might be interested to learn about this, as well as some of our other ‘superlative’ books. What is our oldest book? The oldest intact book in Stirling University […]

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SCONUL Access: free access to other university libraries

The Library is participating in a scheme called SCONUL Access, which allows students and university staff to access other university libraries. Staff, postgraduates and part time students can borrow print books from participating libraries, whilst full time undergraduates can use these libraries for reference. The scheme was closed for many months due to COVID restrictions […]

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Historical Newspaper Archives

Newspaper articles can be a great source for an essay or dissertation on a historical topic. The Library offers a number of different online archives, but which archive should you use? Most of the resources below can be accessed from the A-Z list of Online Resources. Archives of single newspapersThe following British newspaper archives are […]

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More JSTOR for longer!

Free expanded access to JSTOR extended to June 2021 In March 2020 JSTOR made its archives available free online to academic institutions to facilitate online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the JSTOR journal archive collections which we subscribe to, we have also enjoyed free access to a wealth of other […]

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