Wednesday, July 19, 2017

DOWNTIME : SpringerLink - Access restored

Access to full text on SpringerLink has now been restored. Thanks for your patience while Springer resolved this issue

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DOWNTIME: SpringerLink

Access to full text on the SpringerLink platform is currently unavailable. This is due to technical issues at the Springer data centre. Springer are working urgently on the issue and apologise for the inconvenience caused to our users

DOWNTIME : RefWorks, MyiLibrary, Proquest databases

RefWorks is currently experiencing unplanned downtime for UK-based universities. Other products from Proquest may also be affected. These include MyiLibrary ebooks and Proquest databases such as Hospital Premium Collection, Index to Theses and Literature Online

The platform vendor is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. We will update you as soon as we receive more information from Proquest

Thursday, June 29, 2017

ICE Award-winning papers : free access

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has published a set of 42 free to view award-winning papers as part of their commitment to providing best quality content in the field of civil engineering. The papers are available here in perpetuity

Monday, June 26, 2017

UPDATE: Web of Science links

Web of Science links using "IsIt@Liverpool" are now restored. Thanks for your patience while our supplier resolved the issue

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Web of Science links

We are currently experiencing some disruption to article linking in Web of Science when using the "IsIt@Liverpool" link. Our supplier is investigating the issue as a matter of high priority and apologises to University of Liverpool users for the inconvenience caused.

Alternative sources for locating articles are available via SCOPUS or Discover


Monday, June 19, 2017

DOWNTIME: BoB Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be subject to downtime on Friday 23rd June (7am-9am). The platform will be undergoing maintenance work to improve playback and load times in Internet Explorer, Edge and Chrome. Following the maintenance Internet Explorer users should upgrade to IE11 to ensure compatibility with the BoB platform

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UPDATE: Online Resources downtime

Update  14th June 2017  8.56am

Access has now been restored.


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14th June 2017  8.36am

CSD are currently experiencing problems with some systems that are affecting access to Library Online Resources (Including Discover, links to databases and access to online resource via the library catalogue.)

CSD are aware of this issue and are posting Service Status Updates on the CSD homepage.  We hope to have access restored as soon as possible.

If you are on campus, you can still access many publisher websites directly (with access to subscribed content) - google the resource needed.  Off campus, this can be replicated by accessing a web browser via the AppsAnywhere service.

Friday, May 26, 2017

TRIAL: GREENR

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to GREENR until 30th June 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) is an online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more. This resource includes journal articles, videos, case studies and statistics, and covers topics such as animal welfare, biodiversity, conservation, economic growth and environmental justice.
After trying GREENR, 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, May 25, 2017

DOWNTIME : HeinOnline Academic Core

HeinOnline is undergoing scheduled maintenance on Thurs 25th & Fri 26th May. Hein expect that there will be no disruption to service but please be aware maintenance could cause outages to the platform

Friday, May 19, 2017

TRIAL: U.S. Declassified Documents

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to  U.S. Declassified Documentsuntil 19th June 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

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.

TRIAL: The Independent Digital Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to The Independent Digital Archive until 19th June 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

The Independent Digital Archive presents a digital collection of every page of every issue of The Independent, a national daily newspaper launched in 1986. These digitized pages let you view the pages as they originally appeared in print. The archive also features full-text searching, extensive indexing, keywords in context, and highlighted search terms.

You can search digitized content from two newspapers: The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.
Articles are categorized according to the following publication sections:

  • Advertising
  • Business and Finance
  • Editorial and Commentary
  • Features
  • News
  • People
After trying The Independent 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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

TRIAL: Skills4Study

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Skills4Study until 17th June 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, May 16, 2017

COMING SOON : EndNote X8

Coming soon…EndNote X8
Over summer 2017, EndNote X7 will be replaced by EndNote X8 on all networked PCs.
What’s new in EndNote X8
  New, easy to identify icons – identical across both Mac and Windows
  A Recently Added group, allowing users to identify references added in the last 24 hours through to the last 30 days (duration can be changed).
  Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word 2016.
  Share your library (via EndNote Online) with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users, providing teams with immediate real time access to the same set of references, attachments, notes and annotations.
  Access the Activity Feed to see what your colleagues are doing in the Shared Library and when new members join.

















For more information on EndNote see the Referencing Library Guide

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DOWNTIME: BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be running server maintenance 8am-9am on Fri 12th May. Some disruption to the service may occur during this period.