Monday, June 25, 2012

Resource of the week: Anatomy.TV

What is it?
Anatomy.TV provides a complete interactive 3D model of human anatomy, featuring animations that illustrate anatomical function, biomechanics, movement and surgical procedure.

Why use it?
  • Add/remove layers of anatomy and rotate any anatomical view through 360o, label any visible structure, save as .jpeg file.
  • Select a structure and view related textual descriptions.
  • View MRI slides in three planes: axial, coronal and sagittal and compare with equivalent sections on the 3D model.
  • View movies and animations and save as .mpg files
  • Test your knowledge with interactive quizzes
  • Use the detailed study guide as an aid to revision.

Images are derived from medical scan and dissection data interpreted by a team of staff anatomists, and constructed using advanced imaging by an in-house team of graphics specialists.
Our subscription also includes the 3D real-time body software, which allows structures such as veins, muscles and organs to be added or removed from the model.

An example of Anatomy.TV:

If you would like more information on this resource, please contact the Liaison Librarian for your subject.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sydney Jones Library service improvements, summer 2012

The receipt of a £1M bequest from a former student, Janet Gnosspelius, will enable us to remodel the ground floor of the library over the summer, significantly improving facilities and services for students and staff.

In the Abercromby Wing there will be additional exit turnstiles to help ease queues at busy times and a new help desk providing a first point of contact for library users.

The area overlooking Abercromby Sq, including the former Short Loan area,  will be opened up to provide additional social study space and a new ‘self service’ area will be created, incorporating an automated book sorter which will improve sorting and ‘return to shelf’ times. This will also give us the opportunity to improve the arrangements for the collection of reserved items.

The area behind Special Collections & Archives, on the ground floor of the Grove Wing, will be transformed into a new, access controlled, staff and research postgraduate reading room. The room will be equipped with high quality furnishings and wi fi and there will be a number of fixed PCs and laptop plug-in points, as well as traditional study spaces with task lighting.  A small number of lockers will also be provided.

Work on these projects will commence on Monday 9th July and this will necessitate the creation of a temporary entrance in the Grove Wing as there will be no access to the Ground Floor of the Abercromby Wing.  The SJL will be closed on Saturday mornings for the duration of the project (but not during the re-sit period). Library services will be maintained as usual throughout and further updates will be posted here regularly. If you have any queries about the project please contact Laura Dunn or Carol Kay.

Sydney Jones Library - expected Saturday closures during summer

Due to building improvement works, we expect the Sydney Jones Library to close on the following Saturdays during the summer: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July and 4th and 11th August. 

The Sydney Jones Library will, however, remain open for the Saturdays that fall during the re-sit period. 

The Harold Cohen Library will remain open as usual throughout the summer vacation. 

For details, please see our Opening Hours.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Oxyrhynchus Papyri - complete set of digital images now available via SC&A

Digital images have been created of the complete set of Oxyrynchus papyri fragments donated to the University Library by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1901 and 1924.

The images and information about the collection are available via SC&A's Oxyrynchus Papyri page.

New online listing: Student Papers of Ronald Hutchinson

These papers comprise of Hutchinson's notes from Chemistry lectures and practicals during his time as a student at Liverpool University, mostly written in University of Liverpool hard-back notebooks. The collection also includes reproductions of photographs of Hutchinson and a short biography of his life written by his daughter.

View the online listing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Resource of the week: Rock's backpages

What is it?
Rock's backpages is the biggest online database of rock music writing in the world. Sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press, it is a massive library of articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from the early 1960s up to the present day.
There are nearly 20,000 articles on the site and around 300 audio interviews. They feature over 2,500 artists and range from 500-word album (or concert) reviews to 10,000-word interviews and features. The articles are full text and fully searchable (by artist, date, genre, keyword etc.).They are taken from the widest possible range of publications in the US and UK: from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone, and from New Musical Express and Melody Maker to MOJO.
The library includes previously unpublished pieces about The Beatles (by Michael Lydon in 1966), The Doors (by Lester Bangs in 1975), and seminal interviews with major artists from Bob Dylan to Radiohead.
The library is currently increasing in size by approximately 50 new articles a week.

Why Use it? 
  • For those studying music it provides access to thousands of features on artists.
  • To those with an interest in music journalism it provides some of the finest articles written in the field.
  • To those studying media in provides  material to support study on genre, politics and subcultures for assignments at all levels
  • For those who are simply fans, it can be majorly addictive.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Resource of the week: Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

What is it?
The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law.

Why use it?  
  • Get reliable, up to date summaries of essential areas of international law
  • Find overviews of unfamiliar topics
  • Identify keywords to help with further research
  •  See how the law has developed over time
  • See current trends in international law
  • Access related resources via the ‘find it @ Liverpool’ buttons

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PsycARTICLES problem resolved

The problem with PsycARTICLES on the EBSCOhost platform has now been resolved.

We have noticed that each journals issue seems to be listed twice and we have reported this to EBSCO.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Annual recall of Staff loans 2012

The annual recall of Staff loans is now underway.

If you've any books due back in June, they must be returned or reissued to you in the Library during the month of June.

Renewals aren't permitted during the recall period, except for 3 and 7 day loans and Inter-Library Loan books.