Friday, May 19, 2017

TRIAL: U.S. Declassified Documents

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to  U.S. Declassified Documentsuntil 19th June 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

U.S. Declassified documents makes it possible for researchers to easily and quickly access and review selected previously classified government documents online.

This digital collection supports studies in domestic and foreign policy and provides unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate comprehensive research in a rich primary source. In addition, U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides basic research for journalism, public policy studies, international law and security, and other disciplines.

Material in U.S. Declassified Documents Online originated in a wealth of official bodies and agencies, including the FBI, White House, CIA, U.N. and the State Department.

After trying U.S. Declassified Documents, 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: The Independent Digital Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to The Independent Digital Archive until 19th June 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

The Independent Digital Archive presents a digital collection of every page of every issue of The Independent, a national daily newspaper launched in 1986. These digitized pages let you view the pages as they originally appeared in print. The archive also features full-text searching, extensive indexing, keywords in context, and highlighted search terms.

You can search digitized content from two newspapers: The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.
Articles are categorized according to the following publication sections:

  • Advertising
  • Business and Finance
  • Editorial and Commentary
  • Features
  • News
  • People
After trying The Independent 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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

TRIAL: Skills4Study

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Skills4Study until 17th June 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, May 16, 2017

COMING SOON : EndNote X8

Coming soon…EndNote X8
Over summer 2017, EndNote X7 will be replaced by EndNote X8 on all networked PCs.
What’s new in EndNote X8
  New, easy to identify icons – identical across both Mac and Windows
  A Recently Added group, allowing users to identify references added in the last 24 hours through to the last 30 days (duration can be changed).
  Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word 2016.
  Share your library (via EndNote Online) with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users, providing teams with immediate real time access to the same set of references, attachments, notes and annotations.
  Access the Activity Feed to see what your colleagues are doing in the Shared Library and when new members join.

















For more information on EndNote see the Referencing Library Guide

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DOWNTIME: BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be running server maintenance 8am-9am on Fri 12th May. Some disruption to the service may occur during this period.

TRIAL: Kanopy Streaming

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to film and video streaming service Kanopy until 31/05/17. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access:Kanopy
(University login required off campus)

Kanopy provides access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world. Films range from award-winning documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics, training films and theatrical releases - on every topic imaginable


After trying Kanopy  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, May 08, 2017

DOWNTIME: LexisNexis

LexisNexis will be unavailable 5am - 10am (BST) Saturday 13th May. This is due to necessary maintenance on the platform. LexisNexis thanks you for your patience and apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

TRIAL: Greenleaf Online Library

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Greenleaf Online Library (GOL) until 30th May 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Greenleaf Online Library
(University login required off campus)

Greenleaf Online Library (GOL) includes ebooks and journals covering corporate responsibility, business ethics, environmental policy and management, responsible business strategy and sustainable development.
GOL is the perfect resource for:
Researchers, students and practitioners interested in business, management and cross-disciplinary aspects of sustainability and CSR
Business and management teachers in need of engaging and inspiring case studies
Sustainability Teams within corporate organizations

After trying Greenleaf Online Library  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: Bridgeman Education

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Bridgeman Education until 30th May 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Bridgeman Education 
(University login required off campus)

Bridgeman Education is the online educational resource of the Bridgeman Art Library. It offers access to an archive of over 500,0000 unique high quality digital images of art, history and culture – all copyright cleared for educational use.

Images are sourced directly from leading museums, galleries, artists, photographers and private collections around the world. Bridgeman Art Library represents over 2,000 collections and more than 29,000 artists.

After trying the Bridgeman Education, 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, April 24, 2017

TRIAL: Kluwer Arbitration

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Kluwer Arbitration’ until 15th May 2017.  Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Kluwer Arbitration
(University login required off campus)

KluwerArbitration.com is a leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. Subscribers also gain access to exclusive materials including ICC cases and awards.



After trying Kluwer Arbitration, 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, April 20, 2017

TRIAL: Elsevier eLibrary (additional titles)

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to additional titles in the Elsevier eLibrary ebook collection until 30th June 2017.  To access the additional titles, click on the links below (University login required off campus)

Veterinary Science
Equine internal medicine. 3rd ed.
Large animal internal medicine. 5th ed.

Nursing
Calculating drug doses safely. 2nd ed.
Infection control in clinical practice. 3rd ed.
Key topics in public health

Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy for children
Physiotherapy for respiratory and cardiac problems
Foundations for practice in occupational therapy 

Radiography
An introduction to radiography
Magnetic resonance imaging. 4th ed.
         


Take a look at the additional titles and let us know what you think.

After trying the additional Elsevier eLibrary ebooks, 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.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

TRIAL: Chatham House Online Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the Chatham House Online Archive until 5th May 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Chatham House Online Archive
(University login required off campus)

Chatham House Online Archive is a rich collection covering the 20th and 21st centuries. Containing over 90 years of high level analysis and research on global trends and key events and issues, it provides a searchable, browsable research environment that enables users to explore approximately half a million pages of research, expert analysis and commentary.

Subject-indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs allow users to quickly retrieve and analyse material relevant to their own research or study. Users also have access to the full text of Chatham House’s two flagship publications: the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts offering valuable insight into the thoughts and reasoning of key figures in international affairs.
Global in reach, key research topics include:

Diplomacy & International Relations, Energy, Environment & Development, International Economics, Trade & Business
International & National Politics, International Security & Law and Global Health Security.

After trying the Chatham House Online 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.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Resource: SNL

University of Liverpool staff and Student now have access to SNL from S&P Global.

Access: SNL

You will need to register for an account the first time you use this resource:

Select ‘New User Sign Up’ on the Sign In screen
Enter you University of Liverpool email address and click ‘sumbit’
Instructions for setting up your account will be sent to your email address, with a link to complete registration
Follow the instructions to create a log in for SNL

SNL FIG (Financial Institutions Group) provides access to banking and insurance data across the globe with coverage of around 35,000 institutions. In addition to archived financial data, that is fully auditable back to source, this platform provides “deep-dive” proprietary data. Data from this platform is cited within publications from the likes of the ECB, Bank of England etc.

For research purposes we strongly recommend use of the Excel Plug-In, downloadable within the platform.

Financial items:
100 to 600+ data items per bank depending on their size and market
Credit ratings from the 3 major agencies, CDS, structure, country profiles etc.
All manually entered and stringently vetted
Detailed credit metrics and regulatory capital details

Proprietary data examples:
Exclusive news from SNL editorial not available elsewhere
Branch level data (non-financial) for larger banks



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Resource: Joanna Briggs Institute eBook Collection.

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource: The Joanna Briggs Institute eBook Collection.

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is one of the premier evidence-based practice organisations and this book series of 23 titles provides you with the tools you need to:

- Understand the JBI model of evidence-based healthcare
- Appraise qualitative and quantitative research
- Appraise evidence from intervention and diagnostic accuracy studies
- Learn ways to minimize risks from adverse events

The books are accessible from this link and will also be available via the Library Catalogue.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

TRIAL: Harper's Weekly 1857-1912

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Harper's Weekly 1857-1912’ digital archive until 9th April 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Harper’s Weekly
(Login required off campus)

Harper’s Weekly was the definitive newspaper of record for the latter part of the nineteenth century and early twentieth. It had broad national distribution and some international, a circulation that exceeded 100,000 and peaked at 300,000, and effective readership of at least half a million people. Harper's Weekly: 1857–1912 is the definitive version of the newspaper in electronic form.

Illustrations are indexed to allow retrieval of topics, places, portraits and visual content; e.g., slaves escaping to the Union side are indexed as contrabands. Cartoon indexing allows users to search by subject as well as by character. More than 100,000 advertisements are indexed topically (jewellery, cough remedies, political campaign merchandise) as well as by manufacturer or retailer. Harper’s Weekly: 1857–1912  also has more than 10,000 pages of annotations, essays, and notes that provide detailed explications of materials in the database. Examples include The Presidential Elections, 1860-1884, as depicted in Political Cartoons and Prints, which provides a comprehensive overview of the role of political cartoons in presidential elections from Abraham Lincoln to Grover Cleveland.

After trying Harper’s Weekly, 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.