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Your liaison librarians have been buying lots of books and e-books, sometimes they are new titles, sometimes additional copies, and sometimes newer editions of titles already in stock.
This is great news for distance learners because many of our new books are e-books which are accessible anytime from anywhere.
Here are just a few e-books for Design, Hospitality & Tourism, Education, Business, Pharmacy and Nursing - all subjects that are offered to distance learners:
Search for e-books on your topics now using the Library Catalogue
Dark tourism (also known as thanatourism) is the act of travel and visitation to sites, attractions and exhibitions that have real or recreated death, suffering or the seemingly macabre as a main theme. Tourist visits to former battlefields, slavery-heritage attractions, prisons, cemeteries, particular museum exhibitions, Holocaust sites, or to disaster locations all constitute the broad realm of ‘dark tourism’.
Institute for Dark Tourism Research
University of Central Lancaster
Dark Tourism is an area of tourism that collides with other disciplines, particularly culture subjects. Many of the popular dark tourist sites such as the Auschwitz concentration camp or sites related to the transatlantic slave trade, represent significant periods in human history.
There are likely many reasons why tourists would visit these sites. Dark tourism can challenge the assumptions we make about our heritage, and our cultural memory. For some it is a way to learn about our history. For others, it is unethical and questionable.
You will of course find lots of books and journals in the libraries about significant historical events such as the holocaust, or 9/11 in the history section but for a different perspective on sites of historical interest, keep the tourism section in mind too.
I’ve picked out a couple of examples below which highlight the range of resources available:
1. The Darker Side of Travel: The theory and practice of dark tourism
Richard Sharpley - available as an ebook
This title offers an analysis of dark tourism including theories and concepts, and examples of dark tourism in practice including sections on genocide tourism, battlefield tourism and museums and plantations significant to the slave trade.
2.Commemorative Events: Memory, Identity and Conflict
Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing - available as an ebook
Commemorative Events are held on the anniversaries of significant past events, either annually or after significant time periods. Commemorative events provide fascinating insight into how societies see themselves, their heritage and their identity. This book provides an in-depth critical examination what commemorative events mean to societies and how they are used and their impact.
You’ll find a lot of journal articles on the topic of Dark Tourism by searching Discover:
Today is Safer Internet Day, and the theme this year is ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.
Here at University of Sunderland Libraries we want all our staff and students to be safe on the internet and to use it positively.
Here are our top 6 suggestions for staying safe online:
If you’re online a lot and use a lot of social media, you may find our ‘Making the most of social media' guides and videos useful:
If you’re looking for news articles to use for your assignments or to prepare for classes then you need to use LexisLibrary.
LexisLibrary is primarily a legal database, but don’t be put off by the legal information on there if all you’re interested in is news.
Just click on the News tab along the top and you will be able to search for articles on your topic.
So how do you access LexisLibrary?