Monday, January 30, 2017

TRIAL: Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) until 31st March 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)
(Login required off campus)

From the nongovernmental National Security Archive, this resource consists of declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present. Each collection is assembled by foreign policy experts and features chronologies, glossaries, bibliographies, and scholarly overviews to provide unparalleled access to the defining international issues of our time.

Find our more about the DNSA collections on the Proquest DNSA LibGuide

After trying DNSA, 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 23, 2017

TRIAL: Women's Magazine Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Women's Magazine Archive until 22nd February 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Women's Magazine Archive
(Login required off campus)

Women’s Magazine Archive Part 1 provides access to the complete archives of the foremost titles of consumer magazines aimed at a female readership, including Good Housekeeping and Ladies’ Home Journal, which serve as canonical records of evolving assumptions about gender roles and cultural mores.

Women’s Magazine Archive part 2 features several of the most prominent, high-circulating, and long-running publications in this area, such as Woman’s Day and Town & Country. Collection 2 also includes some titles focusing on more specific audiences and themes. Cosmopolitan and Seventeen, for example, are oriented towards a younger readership, while black women’s interests are represented by Essence. Women’s International Network News differs in being a more political, activist title, with an international dimension.

Topics covered these collections include family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics, and marketing/media history.

After trying Women's Magazine Archive, 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, January 17, 2017

TRIAL: Skills4Study

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Skills4Study until 16th February 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Skills4Study
(Login required off campus)

The first time you access Skills4Study you need to register for a personal account.  On the Skills4Study login page, the link to register is under the login box, marked “First time accessing the resource?”

Skills4Study Campus is an interactive resource for developing student study skills. Topics include critical thinking, reading and note taking, time management and many more

Click here to watch a short introductory video about Skills4Study.

After trying Skills4Study, 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, January 10, 2017

Planned Downtime: ProQuest Databases

Access to multiple ProQuest resources will unavailable on Sunday 29th January 2017, from 3am until 11am, while ProQuest perform scheduled maintenance.

This will affect the following resources:

• Ancestry
• British Periodicals
• Early English Books Online (EEBO)
• Ebrary
• Hospital Premium Collection:
       Family Health Database
       Health & Medical Collection
       Health Management Database
       Nursing & Allied Health Database
       Psychology Database
• House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
• The John Johnson Collection
• Literature Online (incl individual modules)
• Periodicals Archive Online‎
• ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland‎
• ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global‎
• 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: The Times of India‎  
• RefWorks‎  
• The Vogue Archive

On attempting to access these products during the downtime, you will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.
ProQuest thank you for your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, January 09, 2017

New Resource: Investment Arbitration Reporter

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource; Investment Arbitration Reporter (IA Reporter).

Access: IA Reporter
(University login required off campus)

Investment Arbitration Reporter is a news & analysis service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and sovereign governments. It has a particular focus on the investigation of unreported cases, and comprehensive review and discussion of legal documents and important policy developments.



Thursday, January 05, 2017

TRIAL: Scientific American Medical Resources

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to additional ‘Scientific American’ medical resources, until 2nd February 2017.  Take a look at these resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Scientific American medical resources
(Login required off campus)

The trial includes access to the following resources:
  • Scientific American Medicine
  • Scientific American Surgery
  • Scientific American Neurology
  • Scientific American Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
  • Scientific American Emergency Medicine
  • Scientific American Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy
  • Scientific American Pain Management
  • Scientific American Nephrology
  • Scientific American Critical Care of the Surgical patient

After trying the Scientific American 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.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DOWNTIME: Taylor & Francis

4/4/17

We are currently experiencing problems access content from Taylor and Francis journals.

The issue relates to a technical problem being experienced by Taylor and Francis; they are working on it as a matter of urgency and aim to restore access as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

DOWNTIME: ScienceDirect (UPDATED)

UPDATE 4/1/16

Normal access to ScienceDirect content has been restored.

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3/1/2017

We are currently experiencing problems access content on ScienceDirect.

The issue is being investigated, but in the meantime if you are on campus you can access ScienceDirect directly by using this link:

http://www.sciencedirect.com

Off campus, follow the same link and select 'Sign In' in the top right. Under 'Sign in via your institution', choose 'other institution'.  Enter 'University of Liverpool' in the search box and login using your normal University username and password.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope to restore regular access as soon as possible.