Thursday, January 28, 2016

Maintenance to Library Resources - COMPLETE

             
The scheduled maintenance to Discover and associated services on Wednesday 3rd February has now been completed.

The underlying structures for accessing Library resources have been upgraded to improve their resilience, security and performance for the long-term.

The only visible change is to the login screen when accessing resources but please continue to enter your University username and password as normal:




For the time being, you will need to log-in whether accessing resources on-campus or off but you will only need to do this once a day.

Monday, January 11, 2016

TRIAL: Routledge Handbooks Online

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Routledge Handbooks Online until 11th March 2016. 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 brings together leading scholars to provide a overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities.  It provides an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today.

Routledge Handbooks Online (RHO) contains over 18,000 chapters, from 600+ volumes, in 22 subject areas, including:

Archaeology & Classics
Asian Studies
Business & Economics
Communication,  Journalism, Media & Culture
Criminal Justice & Criminology
Education
Environment & Sustainability
Foreign Language
Geography
Health & Social Care
History
Law
Linguistics
Literature
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Religion
Security Studies
Sociology
Sport & Leisure
Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management


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.

Friday, January 08, 2016

TRIAL: Church Missionary Society Periodicals

The University of Liverpool has trial access to The Church Missionary Society Periodicals until 6th February 2016.

Click here to access The Church Missionary Society Periodicals:
https://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.churchmissionarysociety.amdigital.co.uk/ (University login required).

Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

The Church Missionary Society Periodicals online portal makes available periodicals from the Society’s Archive, a collection that will be of interest to students, researchers and teachers of missiology, world Christianity and global history.

Against the backdrop of colonialism and its decline, this fully text-searchable, global history resource allows a myriad of themes to be explored, from gender and families to medicine, education, the development of native churches, political conflict, social reform, linguistics and exploration. Founded in 1799 as an Anglican evangelical movement, the Church Missionary Society (CMS) has been active across the globe, proving one of the key agents of evangelism in the non-Western world. The publications featured in Church Missionary Society Periodicals span more than 200 years of this rich history, making published content like journals, letters and reports easier to research than ever before.

The periodicals offer the modern researcher an interesting perspective on world events through the eyes of an organisation which enjoyed (or sometimes endured) a unique relationship with the countries and people with which it worked. Detailed woodcut illustrations and thousands of photographs offer a further angle on the societies’ work as well as thought-provoking presentations of indigenous cultures.

Against the backdrop of colonialism and its decline, this fully text-searchable, global history resource allows a myriad of themes to be explored, from gender and families to medicine, education, the development of native churches, political conflict, social reform, linguistics and exploration.

The periodicals were key in promoting the work of the society, fundraising and reporting from a great number of countries as well as communicating within mission communities. As such they offer the modern researcher an interesting perspective on world events through the eyes of an organisation which enjoyed (or sometimes endured) a unique relationship with the countries and people with which it worked. Detailed woodcut illustrations and thousands of photographs offer a further angle on the societies’ work as well as thought-provoking presentations of indigenous cultures. The collection is made up of two modules

MODULE 1: GLOBAL MISSIONS AND CONTEMPORARY ENCOUNTERS, 1804-2009

MODULE 2: MEDICAL JOURNALS, ASIAN MISSIONS AND THE HISTORICAL RECORD, 1816-1986 (SPRING 2016)

After trying The Church Missionary Society Periodicals, 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, January 07, 2016

Planned Downtime: Lexis Library PSL

LexisNexis are undertaking maintance on their LexisLibrary PSL service on Friday 8th January, from 8pm until 2am.  LexisLibrary PSL will be unavailable during this time.

The rest of LexisLibrary will still be available.

LexisNexis apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Planned Downtime: All Proquest Resources

From 3am to 11am on January 17th 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of the ProQuest databases.
During this time, access to the ProQuest (incl Chadwyck-Healey) resources listed below will not be available:

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
ebrary eBooks
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
John Johnson Collection
Literature Online (all modules; see below*)
Periodicals Archive Online
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
ProQuest Hospital Collection
British Periodicals Collection
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and The Observer
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Times of India
RefWorks
Vogue Archive

On accessing any of the resources, you will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

ProQuest thank you for your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

*
Literature Online Modules:
African American Poetry
American Drama 1714-1915
American Poetry
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
Bibliography of American Literature
Canadian Poetry
Early American Fiction 1789-1850
Early American Fiction 1789-1875
Early English Prose Fiction
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
Eighteenth-Century Fiction
English Drama
English Poetry
English Poetry, Second Edition
King James Bible
Nineteenth-Century Fiction
The Faber Poetry Library
Twentieth-Century African American Poetry
Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Twentieth-Century English Poetry
Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged