Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Please be aware of ACE journal moves

From Monday 30th March there will be a planned move of ACE journals currently housed in the Sydney Jones Library basement. The moves will take no longer than two weeks to complete and the collection will be accessible throughout. No material will be removed from the library’s holdings as part of this project. If you are looking for these journals please check the catalogue as normal, the catalogue will be updated throughout the move and we will endeavour to update the location of items within 24 hours of their relocation. Shelving staff will be available in the basement during this time and will be able to offer specific location help. After hours, notices will be posted with the latest information about locations.

The aim of this move is to improve the space for the benefit of staff and students in the department.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trial: Social Policy and Practice

The University of Liverpool has trial access to Social Policy and Practice until 16th April 2015.

Click here to access Social Policy and Practice (Select 'Social Policy and Practice' from the list of resources; University login required off campus).

SPP is a database of evidence based practice for health and social policy.  It contains abstracts from thousands of journals and books, and research reports from national and regional government departments, public agencies, local authorities, third-sector organisations, consultancy and professional bodies, academic think-tanks and research departments.

Topics covered include children and young people; families and parenting; older people; community health; homelessness; disability and special needs; social work; community safety and equalities.

SPP brings together information from six of the UK’s leading collections of social policy and practice resources:
Centre for Policy on Ageing
Idox Information Service
National Children’s Bureau
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Greater London Authority

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

After trying Social Policy and Practice 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, March 17, 2015

Trial: Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

The University of Liverpool has trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) until 22nd April 2015.

Click here to access Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) (University login required off campus).

NCCO is the result of partnerships between Gale and almost 100 libraries to preserve and digitise content for academic research.  It includes digitized primary source materials relating to the long nineteenth century.  Sources include monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, ephemera, photographs, statistics, maps and more.

NCCO is divided into twelve collections:

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
British Politics and Society
British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture
Children's Literature and Childhood
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
Photography: The World Through the Lens
Religion Spirituality, Reform and Society
Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 Part I and Part II
Women: Transnational Networks

Select ‘Extend your search’ to link through to Artemis Primary Sources and search NCCO alongside Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and historic newspaper collections.

For more information about NCCO, read the brochure 

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

After trying NCCO 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, March 16, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Trial: 'TRAC' Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium

University of Liverpool has trial access to TRAC, Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, until Friday 10th April 2015.

Click here to access TRAC (University login required off campus)

Created by The Beacham Group, LLC, TRAC (Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium) is a uniquely comprehensive resource, created in cooperation with a team of 2800 experts, for the study of political violence of all kinds.

To learn more about TRAC Resources and how to use TRAC, see http://www.trackingterrorism.org/about

After trying TRAC 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, March 11, 2015

Planned Downtime: Brill Online

Brill will be undertaking platform maintenance to Brill Online between 9am and 11am on Wednesday 11th March.  During this time you may temporarily experience loss of access to Brill Online.

Brill apologize for any interruption or inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Planned Downtime: Westlaw UK

Westlaw UK will be unavailable between 12:00am on Sunday 15th March 2015 and 6:00am on Sunday 15th March 2015, to allow for essential site maintenance to be undertaken.

Westlaw have planned this system outage during a typical period of low usage, but do apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Times of India Historical Archive (1838 - 2001)

The University of Liverpool has trial access to The Times of India Historical Archive (1838 to 2001) until 4th April 2015.

Click here to access The Times of India (University login required off campus).

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

The Times of India was founded in 1838 as an English daily newspaper to serve British residents of West India.  Its coverage spans key historical events such as the Sepoy Mutiny, which lead to British rule in India; the formation of the Indian National Congress; and the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement. It captures the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan, the war over the Kashmir region, and the creation of Bangladesh. It reports on the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi; the Bhopal industrial disaster, which resulted in thousands of deaths; and the rise of Pakistan as a nuclear power. It also provides coverage of sports, the Indian film industry, and other stories of everyday life.

After trying Times of India 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, March 02, 2015

'Access All Areas' - free access to Palgrave Macmillan Journals during March 2015


In March 2015 Palgrave Macmillan are offering free online access to their entire portfolio of journals as part of their 'Access all Areas' promotion.

From 1st to 31st March 2015 all journal content, spanning Business, the Social Sciences and the Humanities is available free.

Visit http://www.palgrave-journals.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/pal/index.html (University login required off campus)