Tuesday, July 31, 2012

IEEE-Wiley 2012 e-books purchased

We have purchased the IEEE-Wiley 2012 e-books collection.

Access is available now from IEEE Xplore. The same books appear on Wiley Online Library, but we don't have access to them there.

The Library Catalogue, Discover, and the library web pages will be updated in due course.

Royal Society of Chemistry 2012 e-books purchased

We have purchased the 2012 RSC e-books collection.

Access is available now from http://pubs.rsc.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/en/ebooks?key=collection/set&value=2012.

The Library Catalogue, Discover, and the library web pages will be updated in due course.

More Palgrave Connect e-book collections available

We have purchased the following e-book collections on the Palgrave Connect platform (1,059 books in all):

Business & Management Collection Extended Backlist (1992 -2009) (102 books)
Economics & Finance Collection Extended Backlist (1990 - 2009) (147 books)
Language & Linguistics 2011 & 2012 (48 books)
Media & Culture 2011 & 2012 (74 books)
Political & International Studies 2011 & 2012 (466 books)
Social Sciences 2011 & 2012 (222 books)

Access is available now from http://www.palgraveconnect.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/index.html.

The Library Catalogue, Discover, and the library web pages will be updated in due course.

Note that all Palgrave Connect e-books from 2011 are available in EPUB as well as PDF format and come without Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions.

Friday, July 27, 2012

British Online Archives purchased

We have purchased the complete British Online Archives from Microform Academic Publishers.

Access is available now from http://www.britishonlinearchives.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/ for:

British Broadcasting Corporation
British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900
Colonial and Missionary Records
Twentieth Century Political History

Access to the Communist Party of Great Britain archive is available from http://www.communistpartyarchive.org.uk.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/.

The Library Catalogue, Discover, and the library web pages will be updated in due course.

The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006 purchased

We have purchased The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006. Access is available now from http://infotrac.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/itweb/livuni?db=STHA and also through Gale NewsVault.

The Library Catalogue, Discover, and the library web pages will be updated in due course.

Liverpool University Press e-books now available

We have just purchased the Liverpool University Press e-books collection on the University Publishing Online platform. Access is available now at http://universitypublishingonline.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/liverpool/home.jsf.

The collection includes 110 titles including many that are heavily borrowed from our print collections, including:

The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland
Reading Rochester
Irish, Catholic and Scouse: The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800-1940
Liverpool: City of the Sea
The Economic Aspects of Spanish Imperialism in America, 1492-1810
The Disinherited Society: A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century
Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria
Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland
Decade of Change: The University of Liverpool 1981-1991
Migration, Mobility and Modernization

If the University Publishing Online platform looks familiar, that's because it is run by Cambridge University Press and uses the same technology as their Cambridge Books Online platform. So it's the usual things that we know you like: PDF chapters that can be downloaded and printed in their entirety, and none of that annoying DRM.
The Library Catalogue, Discover, and the library web pages will be updated in due course.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Resource of the week: Times Digital Archive, 1785 to 2006

What is it?
The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006, includes every page as published from over 200 years of The Times. The Times is the "world's newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. The full-text of the entire newspaper is searchable, including articles, editorials, and advertising.

Why use it?
For anyone doing research with an historical angle, this is a fantastic resource. It can be used both as a source of information and as an object of research in its own right. Read contemporary accounts of major historical events, check facts, or identify and follow trends in subjects as diverse as crime, business, leisure and entertainment, politics, and many more.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Reminder: Searching JSTOR? Now search DISCOVER too

New features in JSTOR make it easier to extend your search instantly to look for results from the full Library DISCOVER service.

As you search for something in JSTOR you will see that there is a link ready and waiting to take your search into DISCOVER ('Search... at DISCOVER'). There's also an additional link at the foot of the results page to carry your search forward:

Once you get to the 3rd page of results, you'll also be prompted to try your search in the Library's DISCOVER service:

The link to 'Try your search at DISCOVER' now also appears on the Advanced Search screen:

If you get no results in JSTOR then a much larger DISCOVER search box is displayed!

University of Liverpool Library offers access to over 1300 JSTOR journal titles

is the Library's unified, customised index of University of Liverpool Library resources, print and e-resources, books and journal articles - an easy yet powerful means of accessing what the Library has from one single search box.

It works the other way too. JSTOR content is in DISCOVER as well of course and you can find JSTOR content by selecting JSTOR as the 'Content Provider ' in the left-hand column of your results screen.

Monday, July 09, 2012