Wednesday, February 08, 2017

CSD alert about new phishing email scam

CSD wish to warn staff and students about recent phishing email scams directed at Universities, that seek to capture login credentials for fraudulent purposes.

Computing Services Department is asking everyone to remain vigilant. Their advice is that if you receive an email asking you to click on a link, and  are not expecting that email, you should delete it immediately.

For the library, login credentials acquired through phishing scams are used to access and download our paid-for online library resources; this is intellectual property theft.   When publishers / vendors spot that sort of activity coming from an (apparent) University of Liverpool login, they block access to their resource for all our users until the compromised account is identified and secured.

See the CSD advice on safe computing and phishing scams, including examples of recent phishing emails sent to University staff and students.

If you are ever uncertain about the security of your account, change your password.  There is a 'change password' form on the CSD website, and a 'change password' desktop icon on computers on campus.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Updated: Downtime: Taylor & Francis Online

UPDATE at 16.20 7/2/17:
Taylor and Francis report that content is restored and available to view.  If you continue to have problems accessing Taylor and Francis journals, please let the library know.

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Taylor and Francis are currently experiencing technical problems with their website.  Users are intermittently seeing the following error message:

"Error: There appears to be a problem with the page you are looking for. Either the content has moved, or the URL is incorrect. Please check the URL, or try again"

Taylor and Francis are aware of the problems, and are working to restore normal access as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

New Resource: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource; Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Access: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
(University login required off campus)

This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. HeinOnline have gathered every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere. There are more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, plus many modern histories of slavery. Within this library is a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject.  The resource provides word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880. 

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 1st 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.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

TRIAL: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, until 10th February 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
(University login required off campus)

CRC Press’s web version of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics has been serving the scientific community for over 15 years.  Ideal for researchers in academic settings, this online product has several interactive tools and features designed to help users access trusted chemical and physical data in a seamless manner.

After trying The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 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, December 13, 2016

TRIAL: South Asia Archive

The University of Liverpool has trial access to South Asia Archive until 12th February 2017

Access:  South Asia Archive
(University login required off campus).

The South Asia Archive is a digital archive, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. Focusing on South Asia, the Archive includes reports, rare books, and journal runs from noteworthy, rare publications.

The documents in the Archive are interdisciplinary, reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India in fields including:

Culture and society
Industry and economy,
Science, technology and medicine
Urban planning and administration
Politics and law

Comprising material sourced from archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation, this Archive brings together a wealth of important primary content.

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

Please note that PDF document downloads are not available during this trial period, although documents and images may still be viewed on screen.

After trying South Asia 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, December 06, 2016

New Resource: TradeLawGuide

University of Liverpool staff and students now have access to TradeLawGuide.

Access: TradeLawGuide
(University login required)

TradeLawGuide provides an effective way to systematically search across World Trade Organization documentation. The database tools enable you to find WTO jurisprudence, the text of WTO agreements and dispute settlement documents alongside other documents that can be difficult to trace. TradeLawGuide should be useful for both teaching and research.

Monday, December 05, 2016

DOWNTIME: Google Scholar Library Links UPDATE!

Library Links in Google Scholar are currently unavailable (the "isit@liverpool?" check).  Google are working with our linking service provider to restore linking functionality as quickly as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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UPDATE 21/12/16

Library Links in Google Scholar are now working again.  We apologise for an inconvenience caused while this was being fixed.

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UPDATE 16/12/2016

Issues continue, but are being worked on as high priority.  The new estimated date of resolution is December 21st 2016

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UPDATE 13/12/16

A solution implemented last week that should have resolved the problem with Library Links in Google Scholar hasn't works as expected.  Rest assured that Google and our Linking service provider are working together to resolved the problems, and that they and we apologise for the disruption caused.