Monday, April 24, 2017

TRIAL: Kluwer Arbitration

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Kluwer Arbitration’ until 15th May 2017.  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.



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Thursday, April 20, 2017

TRIAL: Elsevier eLibrary (additional titles)

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to additional titles in the Elsevier eLibrary ebook collection until 30th June 2017.  To access the additional titles, click on the links below (University login required off campus)

Veterinary Science
Equine internal medicine. 3rd ed.
Large animal internal medicine. 5th ed.

Nursing
Calculating drug doses safely. 2nd ed.
Infection control in clinical practice. 3rd ed.
Key topics in public health

Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy for children
Physiotherapy for respiratory and cardiac problems
Foundations for practice in occupational therapy 

Radiography
An introduction to radiography
Magnetic resonance imaging. 4th ed.
         


Take a look at the additional titles and let us know what you think.

After trying the additional Elsevier eLibrary ebooks, 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, April 05, 2017

TRIAL: Chatham House Online Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the Chatham House Online Archive until 5th May 2017. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Chatham House Online Archive
(University login required off campus)

Chatham House Online Archive is a rich collection covering the 20th and 21st centuries. Containing over 90 years of high level analysis and research on global trends and key events and issues, it provides a searchable, browsable research environment that enables users to explore approximately half a million pages of research, expert analysis and commentary.

Subject-indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs allow users to quickly retrieve and analyse material relevant to their own research or study. Users also have access to the full text of Chatham House’s two flagship publications: the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts offering valuable insight into the thoughts and reasoning of key figures in international affairs.
Global in reach, key research topics include:

Diplomacy & International Relations, Energy, Environment & Development, International Economics, Trade & Business
International & National Politics, International Security & Law and Global Health Security.

After trying the Chatham House Online 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, March 16, 2017

New Resource: SNL

University of Liverpool staff and Student now have access to SNL from S&P Global.

Access: SNL

You will need to register for an account the first time you use this resource:

Select ‘New User Sign Up’ on the Sign In screen
Enter you University of Liverpool email address and click ‘sumbit’
Instructions for setting up your account will be sent to your email address, with a link to complete registration
Follow the instructions to create a log in for SNL

SNL FIG (Financial Institutions Group) provides access to banking and insurance data across the globe with coverage of around 35,000 institutions. In addition to archived financial data, that is fully auditable back to source, this platform provides “deep-dive” proprietary data. Data from this platform is cited within publications from the likes of the ECB, Bank of England etc.

For research purposes we strongly recommend use of the Excel Plug-In, downloadable within the platform.

Financial items:
100 to 600+ data items per bank depending on their size and market
Credit ratings from the 3 major agencies, CDS, structure, country profiles etc.
All manually entered and stringently vetted
Detailed credit metrics and regulatory capital details

Proprietary data examples:
Exclusive news from SNL editorial not available elsewhere
Branch level data (non-financial) for larger banks



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Resource: Joanna Briggs Institute eBook Collection.

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource: The Joanna Briggs Institute eBook Collection.

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is one of the premier evidence-based practice organisations and this book series of 23 titles provides you with the tools you need to:

- Understand the JBI model of evidence-based healthcare
- Appraise qualitative and quantitative research
- Appraise evidence from intervention and diagnostic accuracy studies
- Learn ways to minimize risks from adverse events

The books are accessible from this link and will also be available via the Library Catalogue.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

TRIAL: Harper's Weekly 1857-1912

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Harper's Weekly 1857-1912’ digital archive until 9th April 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Harper’s Weekly
(Login required off campus)

Harper’s Weekly was the definitive newspaper of record for the latter part of the nineteenth century and early twentieth. It had broad national distribution and some international, a circulation that exceeded 100,000 and peaked at 300,000, and effective readership of at least half a million people. Harper's Weekly: 1857–1912 is the definitive version of the newspaper in electronic form.

Illustrations are indexed to allow retrieval of topics, places, portraits and visual content; e.g., slaves escaping to the Union side are indexed as contrabands. Cartoon indexing allows users to search by subject as well as by character. More than 100,000 advertisements are indexed topically (jewellery, cough remedies, political campaign merchandise) as well as by manufacturer or retailer. Harper’s Weekly: 1857–1912  also has more than 10,000 pages of annotations, essays, and notes that provide detailed explications of materials in the database. Examples include The Presidential Elections, 1860-1884, as depicted in Political Cartoons and Prints, which provides a comprehensive overview of the role of political cartoons in presidential elections from Abraham Lincoln to Grover Cleveland.

After trying Harper’s Weekly, 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, March 06, 2017

TRIAL: Race Relations in America

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Race Relations in America’ digital archive until 3rd April 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Race Relations in America
(Login required off campus)
Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial.

This collection contains a wealth of primary source material on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades of the twentieth century.

The Race Relations Department, based at Fisk University, was a highly influential think tank offering a forum for discussion and research on racial topics. The work of the Department highlighted topics such as poverty and inequality, class, housing, employment, education and government policy. Its programme attracted many well-known figures in the Civil Rights Movement, including Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Charles Houston, and Marguerite Cartwright. This resource sheds light on the fascinating work of the Department through the digitisation of extensive records from the Department’s archives. The collection contains excellent survey material, including interviews, questionnaires, statistics, raw data and analyses.

After trying Race Relations in America, 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, March 02, 2017

TRIAL: Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) digital archives until 31st March 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access:  Nineteenth Century Collections Online
(Login required off campus)

NCCO is the result of partnerships between Gale and almost 100 libraries to preserve and digitise content for academic research.  It includes digitized primary source materials relating to the long nineteenth century.  Sources include monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, ephemera, photographs, statistics, maps and more.

NCCO is divided into twelve collections:

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
British Politics and Society
British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture
Children's Literature and Childhood
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
Photography: The World Through the Lens
Religion Spirituality, Reform and Society
Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 Part I and Part II
Women: Transnational Networks

After trying NCCO, 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, March 01, 2017

SensusAccess - convert your documents into accessible formats

The library now provides SensusAccess a self-service cloud based system which allows print impaired students and staff to automatically convert copyright documents into a range of alternate media including audio, e-books and digital braille. It can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can make an accessible copy if you own the copyright (e.g. it's your own work), you have permission from the copyright owner, copyright has expired or you have a print disability.

Although principally aimed at those users with a print impairment it has wider reaching advantages for everyone. All students and staff may also convert documents produced by the University of Liverpool in relation to course work and university activities, e.g. module hand-outs, course packs, lecture notes, without prior permission from the University. This does not include published works or material where the copyright owner is not the University unless you have a print disability.

For terms and conditions of use see
SensusAccess

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 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

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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.