Visit our new research support web pages

https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/faculties-and-services/information-services-and-library/current-students-and-staff/researchers/   We have overhauled our research support web pages so that they are much more streamlined and user friendly.  Now you should be able to find information easily about writing and research, research data and the University archives and special collections. Writing and research includes information on:  search techniques; keeping up to date; research […]

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New look for House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

The new semester is almost here, and for anyone researching or studying British political or parliamentary history, the new year brings a new look for the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP).   HCPP is a major resource covering all aspects of British social, economic and political history from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Providing electronic access to Bills, […]

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The Jacobites and their Legacy

The latest exhibition in the Library commemorates the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Rising. The display includes books, manuscripts, artwork and artefacts from the University Library’s collections, as well as some books and broadsides from partner institutions – the Library of Innerpeffray (http://www.innerpeffraylibrary.co.uk/) and the Leighton Library in Dunblane (http://www.spanglefish.com/leightonlibrary/). You can see the […]

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Our ‘Hosts & Champions’ exhibition is shortlisted for the Herald HE awards!

We’re very proud to report that our recent exhibition ‘Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games’ exhibition has been shortlisted for the Herald HE awards.   ‘Hosts and Champions’ is a touring exhibition celebrating over 80 years of participation and achievement by Scotland in the Commonwealth Games from its origin as the British Empire Games […]

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New resources added to A-Z list: Times Literary Supplement Archive and The Sunday Times Archive

Two new electronic resources have been added to the A-Z list: Times Literary Supplement Digital Archive and The Sunday Times Archive. These resources will be useful for anyone researching, teaching or studying either English Literature, History or Journalism.   The Times Literary Supplement Digital Archive provides access to the full text of the TLS from […]

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New multi-media resources

Two new multi-media collections have recently become available: The British Pathé Collection and the London Broadcasting Company / Independent Radio News Audio Archive.   The British Pathé Collection contains 85,000 historic films which cover the period 1896-1976. The collection is varied, but is particularly strong in its coverage of the First and Second World Wars. This […]

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Survey on BBC archives

The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is currently working with Jisc and the BBC to establish which programmes and other items (e.g. documentation, photographs and sheet music) from the BBC archives would be of greatest value for the purposes of teaching and research in further and higher education.   The BUFVC would like […]

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