Library staff help row 125km

Staff from the Library Team took part in the challenge to row 125km. More than 200 students and staff from the University and Gateway Gym members stretched muscles and pulled on the oars to reach this amazing target. Well done!

This was just one of the many “125 themed” challenges that Bucks New University has been running to commemorate its 125 years milestone.





Statista on trial

We have just entered a trial of one of the world’s leading statistical data resources. The Statista platform provides an innovative, time saving and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data from industry, market and consumer reports all searchable by industries, companies and range of media, business and society topics. Statista also provides clear downloadable infographics for your use.

The trial is open to students and staff on and off campus via Shibboleth. To get to the link go to the Library Organisation in Blackboard and look in the left-hand panel for the Resources on Trial for a Limited Period section.

The trial of this resource ends on 6th April and any feedback should be sent to

Try Out Bloomsbury Fashion Central

The Library is offering staff and students trial on-campus access until 29 April 2017 to the amazing fashion resources of the Berg Fashion Library and the Fashion Photography Archive which make up part of Bloomsbury Fashion Central.

Berg Fashion Library is the authority on world dress and offers a wealth of resources including encyclopedias, seminal writings on fashion, e-books and lesson plans.

The Fashion Photography Archive contains more than 600,000 high quality runway, backstage and street style images which are inspirational to fashion design students.

You can access this fantastic fashion resource on-campus from the Library organisation in Blackboard – Resources on Trial for a Limited Period. Please feedback your comments to Elik Borrill, Subject & Research Librarian,


Anything we can help you with…?

Starting University, or even just returning after a summer off, can be daunting and you might be thinking “This thing looks simple enough to do, but I don’t know/can’t remember how…”

Not to worry!

Library staff are always ready, able and willing to help – even when we don’t know the answer ourselves, we’ll direct you as best we can to those in the know. Find them on the second floor of the Gateway Building and the first floor of Uxbridge.

Prefer to figure things out yourself or use an online guide? We have those too! Once you get to know Blackboard a little more you’ll find a plethora of information on the Library page. Such as how to guides on using the online library, links to your subject librarian and their contact details, and links to a referencing guide (something that still scares me and I’m a proper grown up librarian!).

Any questions just ask in person, email us ( call (01494 605 107) or tweet (@buckslib) – someone at the end of the line or in front of you will be happy to help 🙂



New Psychology E-Books on 123Library

The Library has just purchased some great psychology e-books available 24/7 on 123Library for our staff and students.

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They are from the Psychology Express series and are undergraduate revision guides which help you understand the key concepts and get the most out of your precious revision time. Providing great learning resources 24/7 – just one of the ways the Library supports student success.