Friday, October 28, 2016

UPDATED: DOWNTIME: Taylor and Francis eBooks

UPDATE:

Access to eBooks on the Taylor and Francis eBook platform was restored at about 1pm 28/10/16.

If you continue to experience issues, please restart your browser and clearing you cache/cookies, and try again.


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ORIGINAL POST:

Regular access to eBooks on the Taylor and Francis eBook platform is currently unavailable today, Friday 28th October 2016.

We are investigating the issues, and hope to have access restored as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you can get access to Taylor and Francis eBooks on campus by going directly to:

http://www.tandfebooks.com/

Off campus, use apps anywhere and follow the same link

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TRIAL: Law eBooks from Hart Publishing

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to collections of  Law eBooks from Hart Publishing, until 23th December 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Law eBooks from Hart Publishing
(University login required off campus)

These collections of law eBooks from Hart Publishing are made available via the Bloomsbury eBook platform, providing DRM-free access to the titles with the facility to download and print. Titles are not available to purchase individually but are grouped into annual and subject collections and we would welcome feedback on which collections would be of most use to teaching and/or research.

After trying Law eBooks from Hart Publishing, 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, October 24, 2016

TRIAL: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to several collections of Historical Newspapers until 23rd November 2016. Take a look at these resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Jewish Newspaper Collection 
(University login required off campus)

The U.S. Jewish Newspapers collection includes:

  • The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922)
  • The Jewish Advocate (1905 - 1990) 
  • The American Israelite (1854 - 2000)
  • Jewish Exponent (1887 - 1990)

Access: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Major Dailies
(University login required off campus)

The U.S. Major Dailies collection includes:

  • Chicago Tribune (1849 – 1992)
  • Los Angeles Times (1881 – 1992)
  • The New York Times (1851 – 2013)
  • The Wall Street Journal (1889 – 1999)
  • The Washington Post (1877 – 1999)

Access: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Metro Collection 
(University login required off campus)

The U.S. Metro collection includes 15 regional U.S. newspapers with coverage ranging from 1764 - 1991

After trying the Historical Newspaper collections, 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, October 20, 2016

TRIAL: U.S. Declassified Documents

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘U.S. Declassified Documents’ until 18th November 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: U.S. Declassified Documents
(University login required off campus)

U.S. Declassified documents makes it possible for researchers to easily and quickly access and review selected previously classified government documents online.

This digital collection supports studies in domestic and foreign policy and provides unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate comprehensive research in a rich primary source. In addition, U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides basic research for journalism, public policy studies, international law and security, and other disciplines.

Material in U.S. Declassified Documents Online originated in a wealth of official bodies and agencies, including the FBI, White House, CIA, U.N. and the State Department.

After trying U.S. Declassified Documents, 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, October 18, 2016

TRIAL: Read by QxMD

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Read by QxMD’ until 23rd December 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Read is a personalized journal app for iOS, Android and web that allows seamless access to our subscribed biomedical journal content.

Use Read to:

•         Get full text PDFs with one tap.
•         Keep up with new research.
•         Browse through 1000s of topic reviews.
•         Search PubMed and our database of outstanding topic reviews
•         Read your favourite biomedical journals or browse article collections
•         Organize and review your personal collection of articles

To try Read by QxMD, following the steps below:

1.  Download the app; http://qxmd.com/read (available for iPhone, iPad, Android and web)
2.  Create an account using your university email address
3.  You will receive a verification email; follow the link it contains to complete registration
4.  In the app, go to ‘settings’ then select ‘Institutional access’; search for ‘University of Liverpool’
5.  Select ‘Automatic login using ezproxy’ and enter your university (MWS) login credentials in the ‘Account Details’ section.

After trying Read by QxMD, 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: NCCO: Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925’ until 18th November 2016.  Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: NCCO: Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925
(University login required off campus)

Nineteenth Century Collections Online  provides full-text, fully searchable content from a wide range of primary sources. NCCO is an interdisciplinary collection  which supports studies of the transformative nineteenth century through descriptions and debate of its scientific and technical achievements.

It consists primarily of two components:
  • Journals which track the connection between major episodes in the history of science, specifically in general science, medicine, biology, entomology, botany, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, paleontology, and technology
  • Monographs in the hard and social sciences touch upon the history of anthropology, archeology, ecology, public health, sanitation, geography, oceanography, astronomy, industrial and battlefield technology, and the philosophy of science
Major topics covered in the development of science in this period include:
  • Electricity and Physics
  • The Darwinian Revolution and Global Reception of Evolution
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • The Social History of American Medicine
After trying NCCO: Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925, 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, October 17, 2016

TRIAL: Kluwer Arbitration

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Kluwer Arbitration’ until 6th November 2016.  Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Kluwer Arbitration
(University login required off campus)

KluwerArbitration.com is a leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. Subscribers also gain access to exclusive materials including ICC cases and awards.

After trying Kluwer Arbitration, 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.

Access restored: Taylor and Francis eBooks

The causes for the recent access problems for Taylor and Francis eBooks have now been resolved.

If you continue to experience problems, please first try clearing you cache and cookies from the Web browser and try again.  If you then continue to experience any problems, contact the library.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

TRIAL: History of Feminism

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Routledge Historical Resources: History of Feminism until 10th November 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: History of Feminism
(University login required off campus)

This resource covers the subject of feminism over the long nineteenth century (1776–1928). It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes:
  • Politics and Law
  • Religion and Belief
  • Education
  • Literature and Writings
  • Women at Home
  • Society and Culture
  • Empire
  • Movements and Ideologies
There is a video introduction to the subject from the Academic Editor Professor Ann Heilmann (coming soon), and an image gallery containing photographs and illustrations that can be used in teaching and study.

After trying History of Feminism, 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: CNKI China Academic Journals

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to China Academic Journals  from CNKI until 11th November 2016.  Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: China Academic Journals
(University login required off campus)

China Academic Journals full-text database (known as CKNI) is the largest and continuously updated Chinese journals database in the world.

Comprised of ten series, we have trial access to the four social sciences and humanities series:

(F)  Literature / History / Philosophy
(G)  Politics / Military affairs / Law
(H)  Education / Social Sciences
(J)  Economics / Management        

Plus:

(E)   Medicine / Public Health

After trying China Academic Journals, 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, October 06, 2016

Planned Downtime: ProQuest eBooks

ProQuest Ebook Library (EBL) and Ebook Central platforms will be unavailable for approximately three hours on Saturday15th October 2016, from 6pm to 9pm, due to scheduled maintenance.

Monday, October 03, 2016

TRIAL: Psychological tests and measures databases

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to three psychological tests and measures databases.  Take a look at these resources, and let us know what you think.

Health & Psychosocial Instruments 

Access: Health & Psychosocial Intruments
(University login required off campus)
Access until: 4th December 2016

Produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, this bibliographic database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. It also provides information about behavioral measurement instruments, including those from Industrial Organizational Behavior and Education.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print 

Access: Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
(University login required off campus)
Access until: 4th December 2016

Produced by the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska, this resource is for evaluating contemporary testing instruments.  It contains full-text reviews for test products in psychology, education, business and leadership. In addition, it provides a bibliography to all known commercially available English-language tests currently in print.

PsycTests

Access: PsycTests
(University login required off campus)
Access until: 4th November 2016

This database is an source of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research.
PsycTESTS indexes a wide variety of test types and instruments including aptitude tests, personality scales, and cognitive functioning measures.

After trying these resources, 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.