Several additional online resources have been made available during the current emergency. For details see: Remote access to Library resources during the Covid-19 outbreak A-Z Databases (on the right of the page)
Hyperlinks which include ueaezproxy.uea.ac.uk will stop working after this month. For instance: https://www-economist-com.ueaezproxy.uea.ac.uk:2443/. For more information, see this Tag post.
Join Norfolk Libraries and you can read magazines and newspapers online in various languages, via PressReader. Norfolk library staff will be in UEA Library tomorrow (Tuesday 8th October) to help you: @uniofeastanglia students, want to read 1,000's of worldwide newspapers & magazines for free? On Tuesday 10 – 2 @NorfolkLibs staff will be in @UEALibrary… Read more PressReader
The university now has access to the Telegraph Historical Archive, for the years 1855 to 2000. From the Daily Telegraph, May 28, 1969, p. 23:
UEA Library has purchased the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. It contains over 2000 entries, from Abolitionism to Znaniecki, and is regularly updated.
There are many free audio books online. They normally come with the texts, so you can listen and read at the same time. Try these sites: Lit2Go LibriVox Norfolk Libraries (but you need to join the library first) Internet Archive Loyal Books Digitalbook.io Searching the web for free audio books will reveal other, similar sites.… Read more Free audio books
The O’Reilly collection has a large number of ebooks in both the For Dummies and the (Complete) Idiot’s Guide series. Titles in the For Dummies series include: Statistics Financial Accounting Starting a Business English Grammar Office 365 Brexit The (Complete) Idiot’s Guides include: Psychology Economics Grammar and Style Business Law Starting and Running a Restaurant
How to Argue is a book by the lawyer Jonathan Herring. Do you hate arguments and avoid them at all costs? Or do you just find that you keep losing them? Perhaps even when you win, somehow you feel it has all been counter-productive? If so, this is the book for you. It will teach… Read more How to argue
UEA Library has purchased a subscription to Underground and Independent Comics. You can read comics from the 1940s onwards, plus The Comics Journal (news and criticism).
The Public Domain Review is “dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas”, especially works in the public domain. It has essays on a variety of topics. For example: Loos, Lewdness, and Literature: Tales from the Boghouse The Dancing Plague of 1518 Frolicsome Engines: The Long… Read more The Public Domain Review
Need background music or sound effects for your video or slideshow? A previous post suggested the Free Music Archive. Another option is the Audio Library from YouTube. Music tracks are categorized by genre (e.g. ambient, cinematic, classical, pop, reggae) and mood (dark, funky, sad, etc.). You can listen to them online and download them as… Read more YouTube Audio Library
The University of Manchester Library has some online resources on study skills. For example: Dissertations: choosing your topic Never a wasted word: writing your essay Present like a pro: the art of delivery There are many others – on maths, referencing, revision, statistics, reading, research, etc.
Stack Exchange is a collection of questions and answers on numerous topics. Some questions from English Language & Usage: What is the rule for adjective order? What do you call a disk with a hole in the middle? When should “no problem” replace “you’re welcome” as a response to “thank you”? What is the difference… Read more Stack Exchange
There aren’t many free practice materials for IELTS on the internet. A website that has recently been recommended by our IELTS teacher Malle is IELTS Mentor. It includes: 300+ academic reading passages, with questions and answers 300+ examples of academic writing task 1 (graphs), with model answers 1200+ examples of academic writing task 2 (essays),… Read more IELTS Mentor
JournalTOCs is a collection of the tables of contents of 33,000 academic journals. You can search for journals, “follow” them and read their tables of contents online. You can also choose to receive emails when new issues come out, or set up an RSS feed. If UEA has access to a journal, you can read… Read more JournalTOCs
If you need background music for a video or slideshow, you could try the Free Music Archive. The music is arranged by genre – Blues, Classical, Country, Electronic, etc. – and then sub-genre, such as Rock > Loud-Rock > Noise-Rock > Sludge. (More suitable, perhaps, as background music are genres such as Instrumental > Ambient.)… Read more Free Music Archive
UEA Library has trial access to some online resources. They are expensive, so the library needs to know which are worth keeping. They are: Archives of Sexuality & Gender British Periodicals Collections Cecil Papers Drama Texts Collection Film Scripts Online Informit Indigenous Archive International Herald Tribune LGBT Magazine Archive Nichols Newspapers Collection Picture Post Historical… Read more Trial of library resources
Studying Economics offers advice, help and information for economics undergraduates. Besides the tips on study skills, careers, etc., there are some distractions – links to economics-related videos, songs, games, etc. For example, there’s a catchy song from the Bank of Ghana about their new currency unit and a video of Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., a “stand-up economist”,… Read more Studying Economics
Economic Data freely available online is a collection of links to economic and market data in the UK and other countries. Do you know what the current inflation rate is in Uzbekistan? The Asian Development Bank can tell you.* The links are compiled by John Sloman, a name that should be familiar to INTO economics… Read more Economic data online
Ten resources for today’s teacher training session: BoB Recorded TV and radio programmes that you can watch and clip Statista Statistics and charts on business, industries, consumer habits, etc. Credo Reference Cross-referenced collection of reference books Academic Phrasebank Phrases used in academic writing Cite them right online Referencing tips and examples BrowZine UEA Library’s academic… Read more Ten online resources
physics.org is a guide to physics on the web, published by the Institute of Physics in Britain. You can search its database of 4,000 physics websites or do some experiments, like the one pictured. There is also information about courses and careers.
If you’re looking for something to read online, there is always fan fiction. For example, FanFiction has 50,000 stories based on the Star Wars movies and 800,000 inspired by the Harry Potter books. The TV series Father Ted, on the other hand, has produced a measly 15 stories. On a similar site, Archive of Our… Read more Fan fiction
If you want to read the day’s news in English, here are some sources: BBC News Independent Guardian Mail Online Sky News Google News Reuters New York Times CNN NBC News HuffPost Al Jazeera RT (Russia Today) China Daily South China Morning Post In addition, Nexis provides access to hundreds of news sources in various… Read more News sources online
This add-on for Firefox, Chrome, etc. should make access to academic sources easier when you’re off campus. Download it here. Explanation from UEA Library here.