Monday, May 24, 2010

TRIAL: Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003

The Library has a trial of the Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003 until 7th June.

To access this trial go to the Thomson Gale trials site and login with the trial username and password.

With its debut in 1842 the Illustrated London News became the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, sparking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Containing over 260,000 full colour pages, fully searchable and browseable, the ILN Historical Archive 1842-2003 provides users with unprecedented access to the entire run of this unique historical record.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Out of Hours Telephone Service

When telephoning the Information desk phone number in either the HCL or SJL after 9.30pm Monday-Friday, on weekends (excluding times when library staff are present), bank holidays (again during the hours we are unstaffed) and university closed days, calls will be re-directed to a staffed, out of hours service. This service will be able to assist with general library queries and some more specific enquiries.
During the summer vacation the out of hours service will operate from 6.00pm and all weekend.
The telephone number remains the same, whether during work hours or out-of-hours:

HCL ISD 45411 (internal) or +44 (0) 151 794 5411 (external).
SJL ISD 42679 (internal) or +44 (0) 151 794 2679 (external).

Monday, May 10, 2010

Newspapers update

Our supplier of print newspapers has ceased trading. While we establish a new supplier we are no longer receiving the following hardcopy newspapers:

Financial Times
Guardian
Independent
Times

We have the following online availability for these titles:

Financial Times
From 1995 to yesterday’s edition at
FT Intelligence

Guardian
Text from 1984 onwards via
Lexis Library (click on News tab)
Latest 60 days, with full text and images:
Library PressDisplay
Archive from 1959-2003:
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Independent
Text from Oct 1998 onwards via
Lexis Library (click on News tab)
Text from 2000 onwards:
Westlaw UK
Latest 60 days, with full text and images:
Library PressDisplay

Times
Text from Jul 1985 via
Lexis Library (click on News tab) or Westlaw UK
Archive 1785-1985:
Times Digital Archive

Note that:

  • Our licence for Library PressDisplay allows only 4 simultaneous users. Please try later if access is denied.
  • Gale and JISC are proposing enhancing the Times Digital Archive to run from 1785 to the current day.