Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TRIAL: Skills4Study

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Skills4Study until 16th February 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Skills4Study
(Login required off campus)

The first time you access Skills4Study you need to register for a personal account.  On the Skills4Study login page, the link to register is under the login box, marked “First time accessing the resource?”

Skills4Study Campus is an interactive resource for developing student study skills. Topics include critical thinking, reading and note taking, time management and many more

Click here to watch a short introductory video about Skills4Study.

After trying Skills4Study, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Planned Downtime: ProQuest Databases

Access to multiple ProQuest resources will unavailable on Sunday 29th January 2017, from 3am until 11am, while ProQuest perform scheduled maintenance.

This will affect the following resources:

• Ancestry
• British Periodicals
• Early English Books Online (EEBO)
• Ebrary
• Hospital Premium Collection:
       Family Health Database
       Health & Medical Collection
       Health Management Database
       Nursing & Allied Health Database
       Psychology Database
• House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
• The John Johnson Collection
• Literature Online (incl individual modules)
• Periodicals Archive Online‎
• ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland‎
• ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global‎
• ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American‎  
• ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and The Observer‎  
• ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times‎
• ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News‎
• ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index‎
• ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India‎  
• RefWorks‎  
• The Vogue Archive

On attempting to access these products during the downtime, you will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.
ProQuest thank you for your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, January 09, 2017

New Resource: Investment Arbitration Reporter

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource; Investment Arbitration Reporter (IA Reporter).

Access: IA Reporter
(University login required off campus)

Investment Arbitration Reporter is a news & analysis service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and sovereign governments. It has a particular focus on the investigation of unreported cases, and comprehensive review and discussion of legal documents and important policy developments.



Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DOWNTIME: Taylor & Francis

4/4/17

We are currently experiencing problems access content from Taylor and Francis journals.

The issue relates to a technical problem being experienced by Taylor and Francis; they are working on it as a matter of urgency and aim to restore access as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

DOWNTIME: ScienceDirect (UPDATED)

UPDATE 4/1/16

Normal access to ScienceDirect content has been restored.

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3/1/2017

We are currently experiencing problems access content on ScienceDirect.

The issue is being investigated, but in the meantime if you are on campus you can access ScienceDirect directly by using this link:

http://www.sciencedirect.com

Off campus, follow the same link and select 'Sign In' in the top right. Under 'Sign in via your institution', choose 'other institution'.  Enter 'University of Liverpool' in the search box and login using your normal University username and password.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope to restore regular access as soon as possible.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

TRIAL: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, until 10th February 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
(University login required off campus)

CRC Press’s web version of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics has been serving the scientific community for over 15 years.  Ideal for researchers in academic settings, this online product has several interactive tools and features designed to help users access trusted chemical and physical data in a seamless manner.

After trying The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

TRIAL: South Asia Archive

The University of Liverpool has trial access to South Asia Archive until 12th February 2017

Access:  South Asia Archive
(University login required off campus).

The South Asia Archive is a digital archive, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. Focusing on South Asia, the Archive includes reports, rare books, and journal runs from noteworthy, rare publications.

The documents in the Archive are interdisciplinary, reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India in fields including:

Culture and society
Industry and economy,
Science, technology and medicine
Urban planning and administration
Politics and law

Comprising material sourced from archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation, this Archive brings together a wealth of important primary content.

Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Please note that PDF document downloads are not available during this trial period, although documents and images may still be viewed on screen.

After trying South Asia Archive please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

New Resource: TradeLawGuide

University of Liverpool staff and students now have access to TradeLawGuide.

Access: TradeLawGuide
(University login required)

TradeLawGuide provides an effective way to systematically search across World Trade Organization documentation. The database tools enable you to find WTO jurisprudence, the text of WTO agreements and dispute settlement documents alongside other documents that can be difficult to trace. TradeLawGuide should be useful for both teaching and research.

Monday, December 05, 2016

DOWNTIME: Google Scholar Library Links UPDATE!

Library Links in Google Scholar are currently unavailable (the "isit@liverpool?" check).  Google are working with our linking service provider to restore linking functionality as quickly as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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UPDATE 21/12/16

Library Links in Google Scholar are now working again.  We apologise for an inconvenience caused while this was being fixed.

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UPDATE 16/12/2016

Issues continue, but are being worked on as high priority.  The new estimated date of resolution is December 21st 2016

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UPDATE 13/12/16

A solution implemented last week that should have resolved the problem with Library Links in Google Scholar hasn't works as expected.  Rest assured that Google and our Linking service provider are working together to resolved the problems, and that they and we apologise for the disruption caused.



Monday, November 21, 2016

TRIAL: Drama Online

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Drama Online’, until 19th January 2017.  Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Drama Online
(Login required off campus)

The award-winning Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.

The constantly growing collection meets the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools. From the epic to the monologue; ensemble to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary; and from the highly political to the profoundly personal, there is plenty to discover.

New collections feature over 80 hours of video including over twenty theatre productions from the world renowned Shakespeare's Globe theatre; four key set drama and literature texts from educational media company Stage on Screen; the Manchester Royal Exchange’s sell-out hit of Hamlet starring BAFTA nominated Maxine Peake; and a Shakespeare masterclass from top international acting coach Patsy Rodenburg.

After trying Drama Online please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

TRIAL: Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records parts 1 and 2’, until 21st December 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access:  Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records (parts 1 and 2) (University login required off campus)

The Southern Plantation Records document the far-reaching impact of plantations on both the American South and the nation. Many planters kept journals, crop books, overseers’ journals, and account books in remarkable detail. Family members often kept personal diaries and corresponded extensively with friends and relatives near and far. Southern Plantation Records illuminate nearly every aspect of plantation life: business operations and day-today labour routines, family affairs, roles of women, racial attitudes, relations between masters and slaves, social and cultural life, shared values, and tensions and anxieties that were inseparable from a slave society.

For more information see the brochure.

After trying Southern Life and African American History, Plantations Records, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

TRIAL: BBC Monitoring

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to BBC Monitoring until 23rd December 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: BBC Monitoring
Select 'Login', then select 'Login via Academic Institution'. Choose 'University of Liverpool' and enter your University username and password if prompted.
You will need to accept the Terms and Conditions for use.

BBC Monitoring's news and research services are based on round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, internet, news agency and social media sources by our analysts in the UK and worldwide. In total, Monitoring covers 180 countries, translates from over 100 languages and uses 2,800 local sources. As well as 'real time' reporting on unfolding stories, Monitoring utilises its deep cultural and linguistic understanding to provide detailed geo-political analysis.

Content includes:

•        BBC Monitoring Portal - a database comprising ‘real time’ news updates from around the world, analytical reports and an extensive archive of geopolitical information dating back to 1996. The BBC Monitoring portal contains c.4 million stories and 5,000 reports, as well as up-to-date government lists for all countries.

•        Terrorism Digest - A daily summary of reports regarding Jihadist and other terrorist activity, and counter-terrorism operations.

•        Media Environment Guides - Detailed and insightful reports on the media landscape (sources, levels of openness, key media players etc) within key countries.

After trying BBC Monitoring, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Friday, October 28, 2016

UPDATED: DOWNTIME: Taylor and Francis eBooks

UPDATE:

Access to eBooks on the Taylor and Francis eBook platform was restored at about 1pm 28/10/16.

If you continue to experience issues, please restart your browser and clearing you cache/cookies, and try again.


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ORIGINAL POST:

Regular access to eBooks on the Taylor and Francis eBook platform is currently unavailable today, Friday 28th October 2016.

We are investigating the issues, and hope to have access restored as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you can get access to Taylor and Francis eBooks on campus by going directly to:

http://www.tandfebooks.com/

Off campus, use apps anywhere and follow the same link

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TRIAL: Law eBooks from Hart Publishing

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to collections of  Law eBooks from Hart Publishing, until 23th December 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Law eBooks from Hart Publishing
(University login required off campus)

These collections of law eBooks from Hart Publishing are made available via the Bloomsbury eBook platform, providing DRM-free access to the titles with the facility to download and print. Titles are not available to purchase individually but are grouped into annual and subject collections and we would welcome feedback on which collections would be of most use to teaching and/or research.

After trying Law eBooks from Hart Publishing, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Monday, October 24, 2016

TRIAL: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to several collections of Historical Newspapers until 23rd November 2016. Take a look at these resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Jewish Newspaper Collection 
(University login required off campus)

The U.S. Jewish Newspapers collection includes:

  • The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922)
  • The Jewish Advocate (1905 - 1990) 
  • The American Israelite (1854 - 2000)
  • Jewish Exponent (1887 - 1990)

Access: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Major Dailies
(University login required off campus)

The U.S. Major Dailies collection includes:

  • Chicago Tribune (1849 – 1992)
  • Los Angeles Times (1881 – 1992)
  • The New York Times (1851 – 2013)
  • The Wall Street Journal (1889 – 1999)
  • The Washington Post (1877 – 1999)

Access: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Metro Collection 
(University login required off campus)

The U.S. Metro collection includes 15 regional U.S. newspapers with coverage ranging from 1764 - 1991

After trying the Historical Newspaper collections, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.