New Resource on Trial; OUP Very Short Introductions

Have you ever needed to dive into a new topic but felt overwhelmed by the amount of research? See if a Very Short Introduction can get you started!

This series offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects—from artificial intelligence to folk music to medical ethics—in 35,000 words or less.

Each one of these big little books provides intelligent and serious introductions written by experts who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make even the most challenging topics highly readable.

On our catalogue, Library Search you can search by keywords like in the screenshot below so “very short introduction” and browse through or add in Oxford to add in results for that publisher.

Or visit the OUP Very Short Introductions website directly and then filter using the subject categories. Everything from Medicine, Arts, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences to name but a few.

if you are accessing off campus then once you’re on the OUP site please click “sign in” (on the left hand menu and select Newcastle University from the list to enter your Campus ID and password.)

Oxford University Press have a range of help materials for this collection, so you might want to check out their help video.

The trial ends on April 14th 2022. To help us evaluate it, please email us your feedback, or leave a reply on this blog.

Books added to the Library by students in GPS (Semester One 2021/22)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester One, academic year 2021/2022 we successfully processed 62 requests from 33 students ( 13 PGR, 6 PGT and 14 UGT) in GPS, totalling just over £4900. This is what we bought :

Adoption, Family and the Paradox of Origins
Australia’s American Constitution and the Dismissal: How English Legal Science Marred the Founders’ Vision
Belonging: a culture of place
Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis (Sociology Re-Wired)
Body and Soul: Notes of an Apprentice Boxer
Bread and Ballot
Building Knowledge: An Architectural History of the University of Edinburgh
China and Eurasia Rethinking Cooperation and Contradictions in the Era of Changing World Order
Constitutional Conventions and the Headship of State: Australian Experience
Contesting Kurdish Identities in Sweden
Dimensions of Dignity at Work
Domestic violence at the margins: Readings in race, class, gender and culture
Ethics of Migration Research Methodology: Dealing with Vulnerable Immigrants
False Summit: Gender in Mountaineering Nonfiction
Framing the Sexual Subject
Gender and mountaineering tourism
Gentrification
Geography of the ‘New’ Education Market: Secondary School Choice in England and Wales
Global Finance: Places, Spaces and People
Global games: Production, circulation and policy in the networked era
Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony
Governing Financialization: The Tangled Politics of Financial Liberalization in Britain
Inside the Video Game Industry Game Developers Talk About the Business of Play
Insider Research on Migration and Mobility: International Perspectives on Researcher Positioning (Studies in Migration and Diaspora)
Intersectionality, Class and Migration: Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the U.K.
Intersections of Displacement: Refugees’ Experiences of Home and Homelessness
Levelling Up Left Behind Places The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge
Mamma Mia The Movie! Exploring a cultural phenomenon
Managing the White House; an intimate study of the presidency
Material Methods: Researching and Thinking with Things
Media Technologies for Work and Play in East Asia Critical Perspectives on Japan and the Two Koreas
Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space
Military Strategy as Public Discourse: America’s War in Afghanistan
Planet U : Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University
Platforms and Cultural Production
Proscribing Peace: How Listing Armed Groups as Terrorists Hurts Negotiations – New Approaches to Conflict Analysis
Rethinking the Vietnam War
Social support and health
The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies
The Business and Culture of Digital Games
The Constitution of Australia: A Contextual Analysis
The Dismissal: In the Queen’s Name: A Groundbreaking New History
The Film Studio: Film Production in the Global Economy
The Game Production Toolbox
The Intimate Lives of Disabled People
The King and his Dominion Governors
The Kurdish Question in Turkey New Perspectives on Violence, Representation and Reconciliation
The Political Theory of Global Citizenship
The Price of Paradise
The Question of Access: Disability, Space, Meaning
The Social Life of Busyness
The Specter of Global China: politics, labor, and foreign investment in Africa
The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror
The Video Game Industry: Formation, Present State, and Future
Toward a multisited ethnography of the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain. Identities,
Transcending the Nostalgic: Landscapes of Postindustrial Europe beyond Representation
Vietnam: The Necessary War
Violence against Women of African Descent: Global Perspectives
Vulnerable bodies, gender, the UN and the global refugee crisis
Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity
Wilderness Management: Stewardship and Protection of Resources and Values

Books added to the Library by students in SAPL (Semester One 2021/22)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester One, academic year 2021/2022 we successfully processed 126 requests from 44 students (14 PGR, 13 PGT and 17 UGT) in SAPL, totalling just over £7,500. This is what we bought :

Alden B. Dow: Midwestern Modern
Applied urban ecology: a global framework
Architects and Firms: A Sociological Perspective on Architectural Practice
Architecture and its interpretation: A study of expressive systems in architecture
Architecture of Modern China
Building A Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980
Building Materials: Material Theory and the Architectural Specification
Circular Cities: A revolution in urban sustainability
Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand
Contemplating Historical Consciousness: Notes from the Field
Crime, Bodies and Space Towards an Ethical Approach to Urban Policies in the Information Age
Cultures @ Silicon Valley
Dark Ecology:For a Logic of Future Coexistence
Design Anthropology: Theory and Practice
Design as Politics
Design with Scrap
Design, control, predict Logistical Governance in the Smart City
Designing Smart Objects in Everyday Life: Intelligences, Agencies, Ecologies
Designs on History The Architect as Physical Historian
Development Through Bricolage: Rethinking Institutions for Natural Resource Management
Digital Participatory Planning: Citizen Engagement, Democracy, and Design (print and ebook requested)
Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain’s Village Utopias
El mito de la cruzada de Franco/The Myth of Franco’s Crusade
Exploring Strategy, Text and Cases
Feminist Practices Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture
Formgiving
Fragments of the City Making and Remaking Urban Worlds
GO BIG: How To Fix Our World
Handbook of Tyranny
Heritage at the Interface: Interpretation and Identity
Hybrid Modernities: Architecture and Representation at the 1931 Colonial Exposition, Paris
Jürgen Habermas
Kulturpalast Dresden
La cruzada de 1936 / The Crusade of 1936: Mito y memoria / Myth and Memory
Living in motion : design and architecture for flexible dwelling
Lost Lines: North Eastern
Managing Construction Projects: an information processing approach / 2nd
Managing the Professional Practice in the Built Environment
Managing the Professional Service Firm
Man’s War Against Nature: Penguin Green Ideas
Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and nature
Memories & Mementoes of Sunderland Through Time
More mobile : portable architecture for today
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Narrative Architecture: A Kynical Manifesto
New Directions in Radical Cartography
New Portable Architecture: Designing Mobile & Temporary Structures
Nomadic Homes. Architecture on the move
Nomadic living : relocatable residences
Norman Foster: Works 4
North Eastern Branch Lines Past and Present
On the Political
On the Pragmatics of Social Interaction
Once upon a china
Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too
Paris primitive: Jaques Chirac’s museum on the Quai Branly
People and Culture in Construction
Play in animal and humans
Railscenes Around Sunderland
Railway Stations of the North East
Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World
Reading by the Colors: Overcoming Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Through the Irlen Method
Reflections: Building the new MFA
Regional Cultures, Economies, and Creativity Innovating Through Place in Australia and Beyond
Regional Tramways: Yorkshire and North East of England
Rethinking Global Modernism Architectural Historiography and the Postcolonial
Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being
Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology/2nd Ed
Ruins and Fragments: Tales of Loss and Rediscovery
Secret Sunderland
See inside All Art is Ecological
Sergei Tchoban: Architecture Drawings
Sergei Tchoban: Lines and Volumes: Encounters with the Architect, Artist, Collector and Museum Founder
Sibyl Moholy-Nagy
Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World It Made
Social Urbanism and the Politics of Violence: The Medellín Miracle
Social Urbanism Reframing Spatial Design through our Collective Culture Reframing Spatial Design Discourses from Latin America
Social Value in Construction
St.Peter’s Riverside Sculpture Project: A Long Term Artist in Residence Scheme in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Steam and Speed: Railways of Tyne and Wear from the Earliest Days
Strayed Homes: Cultural Histories of the Domestic in Public.
Structural Packaging: Design your own Boxes and 3D Forms
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Such Places as Memory: Poems 1953-1996
Sunderland : building a city
Sunderland in 50 Buildings
Sunderland in old photographs
Sunderland Through Time
Sunderland, Industrial Giant: Recollections of Working Life
Talking and Writing
The Architecture of ruins : designs on the past, present and future
The Architecture of Sunderland
The civic city in a nomadic world
The Future of the Corpse: Changing Ecologies of Death and Disposition
The Historiography of Persian Architecture
The history of the town and port of Sunderland, and the parishes of Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth
The Hubble Legacy: 30 Years of Discoveries and Images
The Misguided Search for the Political
The new nomads : temporary spaces and a life on the move
The Production of Heritage The Politicisation of Architectural Conservation
The Return of Inequality Social Change and the Weight of the Past
The Re-Use of Urban Ruins Atmospheric Inquiries of the City
The Routledge Companion to Games in Architecture and Urban Planning
The Routledge Companion to Women in Architecture
The Scope of Total Architecture
The Secret Life of the Modern House: The Evolution of the Way We Live Now
The Siege Of The Alcazar
The Songyang Story: Architectural Acupuncture as Driver for Rural Revitalisation in China
The Sunderland Cottage: A History of Wearside’s ‘Little Palaces’
The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy
The Wood Age: How one material shaped the whole of human history
The World We Once Lived In
Theoretical anxiety and design strategies : in the work of eight contemporary architects
Things We Could Design For More Than Human-Centered Worlds
This Can’t Be Happening
This Is Not Normal The Collapse of Liberal Britain
Tomorrow’s Timber: Towards the next building revolution
Too Blessed to be Depressed – Crimson Architectural Historians 1994 – 2001
Unbuilt Radical Visions of a Future That Never Arrived
Urban Informalities Reflections on the Formal and Informal
Urban Wildscapes
Water: A Biography
WiMBY! Hoogvilet: The Future, Past and Present of a Satellite Town
Women architects in the modern movement
Women’s Places Architecture and Design 1860-1960

Books added to the Library by students in ECLS (Semester One 2021/22)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester One, academic year 2021/2022 we successfully processed 45 requests from 31 different students (19 PGR, 11 PGT and 1 UGT) in the ECLS, totalling just over £5,500. This is what we bought :

A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education
An Introduction to Conversation Analysis
Applied Educational Psychology with 16–25 Year Olds: New frameworks and perspectives for working with young people
Argumentation Analysis and Evaluation
Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization and Support
College Students’ Sense of Belonging A Key to Educational Success for All Students
Colourful Semantics A Resource for Developing Children’s Spoken and Written Language Skills
Communication and mental health disorders: developing theory, growing practice
Critical Thinking and Education
Dance Education: A Redefinition
Developing models in science education
Education, asylum and the ‘non-citizen’ child: The politics of compassion and belonging.
Education, Epistemology and Critical Realism
Enhancing Wellbeing and Independence for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties: Lives Lived Well
Essentials of Conversation Analysis
Evidence-Based Second Language Pedagogy: A Collection of Instructed Second Language Acquisition Studies
Exploring Education at Postgraduate Level: Policy, theory and practice
Handbook of Arts-Based Research
How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences A Very Practical Guide for Students
How To Teach Mathematics for Mastery
L.S. Vygotsky and Education
Language and Minority Rights Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Politics of Language
Listening in the Classroom Teaching Students How to Listen
Mastering Mathematics: Teaching to Transform Achievement (2 copies by 2 different students)
Modernising School governance: corporate planning and expert handling in state education
Narrative Intervention Programme
OEuvres philosphiques, tome premier: Influence de l’habitude sur la faculte de penser [Philosophical works vol. 1: The influence of habit on the faculty to think]
OKAY across languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School
Schooling the Child The Making of Students in Classrooms
Student Successes With Thinking Maps®: School-Based Research, Results, and Models for Achievement Using Visual Tools
Symbiosis: The Curriculum and the Classroom
Teaching and Testing Second Language Pragmatics and Interaction
Teaching creative thinking : developing learners who generate ideas and can think critically
Teaching for Musical Understanding
The Hidden Curriculum in Health Professional Education
The origins of Musicality: interdisciplinary perspectives on the capacity to perceive, appreciate, and make music
The Psychology of Thinking Reasoning, Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education
The SAGE handbook of qualitative research
Thinking collaboratively: learning in a Community of Inquiry
Transformations in Schooling: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
What is narrative therapy?: An easy-to-read introduction

Books added to the Library by students in NUBS (Semester One 2021/22)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester One, academic year 2021/2022 we successfully processed 17 requests from 12 students (5 PGR, 2 PGT and 5 UGT) in NUBS, totalling just over £3,700. This is what we bought :

A program for monetary stability
Advertising Theory
Banks and Fintech on Platform Economies: Contextual and Conscious Banking
Brands, Consumers, Symbols & Research
Computational Advertising: Techniques for Targeting Relevant Ads
Culture, Conduct and Ethics in Banking: Principles and Practice
Developing Creative Economies in Africa: Spaces and Working Practices 
Financial Technology Case Studies in Fintech Innovation
Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm
Media Rhetoric: How Advertising and Digital Media Influence Us
Rhetorical Memory and Delivery Classical Concepts for Contemporary Composition and Communication
Sex Difference in Social Behaviour: A Social-Role Interpretation
Taxation Finance Act 2021
The Many Futures of Work Rethinking Expectations and Breaking Molds
The Multi-generational and Aging Workforce
The Routledge Companion to Marketing History
Work and the Challenges of Belonging: Migrants in Globalizing Economies