Thursday, October 25, 2012

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England: Available Online

The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 - 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 - 1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. 

The rolls, which amount in total to over four million words, were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1783 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum (RP) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey. 

From the Keele network you can now access the rolls as edited in RP in their entirety, from:

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Library - Getting Started

Update: More dates available, next session will take place on Tuesday 30th October, 12:00-13:30

New to Keele? (... Or new to using the library?) Want to get better at finding resources in the Library or online? Need to use e-journals or e-books but not sure where to begin? We're running a short training session on Wednesday 24th October (12:00-1:30) to help you to get to grips with using Library resources. It will cover:

  • Finding and accessing items on a reading list
  • Using e-journals
  • Accessing e-journals and e-books from off-campus

You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have about using the Library.

Audience: Undergraduates and Taught Post-Graduates only

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Keele Campus Library: Details of forthcoming training sessions

Find out more about our "Essential Information Skills for Research" training sessions, to be delivered during Semester One, 2012/2013.

Please ensure you read all the information about each session prior to booking,  Don't forget, you can book a place online! 

View details of Campus Library Training sessions here.

Also ...

If you are based at the Hospital Campus, don't forget that you can attend sessions delivered at the Health Library (Library, Clinical Education Centre): find details here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Library 50th Anniversary exhibition online

The campus Library building was officially opened on the 8th October 1962. To mark our 50th anniversary, we have mounted an online exhibition charting the birth and development of the University Library. Go to