Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TRIAL: IBISWorld

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to IBISWorld until 30th June 2015.

IBISWorld provides industry research reports which cover industries in the UK, US, China, and many other countries.

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

Access IBISWorld from:
http://ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login?url=http://clients1.ibisworld.co.uk/
(University login required off campus; you will need to register with IBISWorld in order to access the trial)

Several webinars are available to give an overview of the database on the following dates:

28th January, 4pm
4th February, 4pm
11th February, 4pm
18th February, 4pm
25th February, 4pm

If you would like to sign up to any of the webinars, please contact Sarah Roughley: s.roughley1@liverpool.ac.uk

After trying IBISWorld 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, January 26, 2015

NEW RESOURCE: SAE Digital Library Technical Papers

University of Liverpool staff and students now have access to a new online resource; ‘SAE Digital Library: Technical Papers’ from SAE International.

Access this resource via the library catalogue at SAE digital library  (University login required off campus)

SAE Digital Library provides students and researchers in aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle engineering access to SAE Technical Papers - more than 42,000 papers dating back to 1998.

SAE Technical Papers are written and then peer-reviewed by at least three industry experts, and are the go-to source for the latest advances in technical research and applied engineering information.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Planned Downtime: Westlaw UK

Westlaw UK will be unavailable from 3.30am on Saturday 24 January 2015 for several hours, while the Westlaw team undertake essential site maintenance. 


Full service will be restored as soon as possible, although an exact end time is not known.  Westlaw have planned this system outage during a typical period of low usage, but do apologise for any inconvenience this does cause to users.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Planned Downtime: Digimap

Digimap have been developing a new registration system, the release of which requires the following period of downtime:

New registrations for Digimap (using the current system) will be closed from 4pm Monday 26th January.

Digimap will then be unavailable to new registrations and existing users all day on Tuesday 27th January, until 9am on Wednesday 28th January.

Digimap shared the following:

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused but due to the significant changes required to release the new system we must close access to Digimap during this time.

We urge you to create any maps or download data that you may need during the period of service unavailability in advance.

We have also updated the Digimap service alert text on the Digimap homepage - http://digimap.edina.ac.uk

The new registration system will allow users to register and instantly access Digimap Collections via email verification, speeding up access for new users significantly. We hope that this much improved interface for registering will help make up for new users being prevented from registering during the release period."

Monday, January 12, 2015

TRIAL: Routledge Handbooks Online

We have trial access to Routledge Handbooks Online until 12th March 2015. Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access Routledge Handbooks Online from:
http://ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.routledgehandbooks.com/
(University login required off campus)

Routledge Handbooks Online (RHO) is a new platform providing access to Routledge Handbooks, Companions and Worlds publications. Content is displayed by chapter and the search functionality enables users to navigate easily to content across 18 subjects. RHO will have 325 handbooks available on launch, split into 18 subject collections. All content is free of digital rights management in respect of the downloading of content and printing and is available to unrestricted numbers of concurrent users.

After trying Routledge Handbooks 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.



NEW RESOURCE: JOVE Science Education: General Laboratory Techniques

University of Liverpool staff and students now have access to a new online resource; ‘JOVE Science Education: General Laboratory Techniques’.

Access this resource from:
http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3580233 (University login is required off campus).

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed scientific video journal.  ‘Science Education: General Laboratory Techniques’  is a video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through easy to understand video demonstrations.  It exhibits how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions

Friday, January 09, 2015

NEW RESOURCE: Phaidon Atlas

University of Liverpool staff and students now have access to a new online architectural database; ‘Phaidon Atlas: Architecture for Architects’.

Access this resource from:
http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3580168~S8   (University login is required off campus).

Based on the Phaidon Atlas of Architecture books, the new website features a growing list of over 3000 examples of contemporary architects work, built since the year 2000.

Search and browse for architecture by building type, location, materials, building environment, structure and more. Each project is accompanied by technical drawings, sketches and photographs, and the site includes information about the architects behind the buildings.