Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Planned Downtime: Elsevier

Elsevier are planning scheduled maintenance for the following resources, from 11.30pm on Saturday 1st August for approximately 4.5 hours:


  • ScienceDirect, 
  • Scopus (including Author Feedback Wizard), 
  • Engineering Village
  • Reaxys


Elsevier apologize for any inconvenience caused, and thank our users for your patience as they strive to update their products.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ACE Book Stock Moves

From Monday 27th July there will be a planned move of some of the book stock relating to the ACE disciplines.  The moves will take approximately 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. Please check the catalogue as normal, which will be updated as the moves take place, but also be aware that shelving staff will be available during this time and will be able to offer specific location help. Notices will be posted in the basement of the SJL 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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

University Library Collection Development and Management Policy updated

The collection held by the Library has been one of the principle engines of creativity and scholarship within the University since its inception. The Library is committed to providing services that support the key priorities of the University of Liverpool. Developing and managing excellent library collections are critical to our meeting this commitment, and with this in mind our Collection Development and Management Policy has been updated.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

TRIAL: Music Industry Data

We have trial access to Music Industry Data until 17th August 2015.  Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access Music Industry Data from:
http://ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login?url=http://musicid.academicrightspress.com
(Login required off campus)

Music Industry Data is an exciting new research tool that links data on music, industry trends and commercial facts.
Electronic access to historical and current data from over thirty countries
Analyse, compare and contrast musical trends across countries, artists, & time
Evidence the impact of music on society and cultures via sales trend graphs
Put music in context with economic, political and social world events
Gain deeper understanding of the commercial impact of the arts

After trying Music Industry Data 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: Drama Online

We have trial access to Drama Online until 11th September 2015.  Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access Drama Online from:
http://ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/
 (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.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

DawsonERA: downtime

Dawson are currently experiencing problems with providing access to the DawsonERA ebooks, resulting in an error message when trying to link to the DawsonERA platform.

It is affecting multiple University's.  The cause is being investigated, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.


NEW RESOURCE: LWW Health Library

University of Liverpool staff and students now have access to LWW Health Library

LWW Health Library contains full text access to selected biomedical and basic science books. It also contains hundreds of cases, each with a brief description for use in case or problem-based learning; “Web-responsive design” that recognizes the device in use and adjusts the view accordingly; multimedia such as videos, animations, and quiz banks compatible with iOS devices for uninterrupted viewing, user engagement tools; and more.

Access LWW Health Library via the library catalogue.