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Library Unlimited: Diversity in reading lists

Diversity focus: June 2023 - Pride

rainbow pride flagWe have curated a selection of resources to celebrate Pride 2023.

Some of these items are on display across our four library locations; please use click and collect for physical items you wish to borrow.

Relevant books

Explore our reading list: Pride 2023

We purchased around 85 print books in the Summer of 2021 to support the aims of Library Unlimited.  These included biographies/memoires of some leading historical and current figures as well as more academic themed titles to support a range of subject areas.

Every Voice eBook Collection

We have recently added the Every Voice: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)  eBook collection to our subscription of eBooks from eBook Central. 

The DEI eBook subscription includes thousands of titles from sought-after publishers all over the world. Its interdisciplinary content is curated to represent all voices and delve deeply into topics of race, gender, religion, gender and sexuality, disability, poverty and many more.

It gives access to diverse and award-winning content highlighting smaller publishers and diverse authors. Plus, the majority of titles were published in the past 10 years.

You can find the resources by using Library Search or from the eBook Central website or use the links below to see some of the content available under a range of subject headings.

DEI Collection eBooks by subject area


Box of Broadcasts (BoB) playlists

BoB is an On Demand TV and Radio for Education. It allows staff and students to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels and search their archive of over 2.5 million broadcasts.

They have curated a playlist of content relevant to issues around race:

There are also a number of similar lists created by users from other Universities - you may find the same content appears on several of these lists!

LInkedIn Learning playlists

LinkedIn Learning is an online platform that offers access to thousands of video courses to help you develop your business, creative and technological skills.  Our subscription covers access to all courses for students and staff.

We have collated some of the courses and learning paths that address key topics related to race.

If you have not used LinkedIn Learning before look at our Get started with LinkedIn Learning guide to learn how to set up an account and more about how the system works.  

LinkedIn Learning courses related to race

Learning Paths

Learning paths are compiled playlists of related video courses which focus around a larger topic.  They include courses and videos from different instructors, all geared towards helping you develop a specific set of knowledge and skills.