Friday, March 28, 2014

SAGE Research Methods Now Available Online

SAGE Research Methods is a tool which brings together methods content from SAGE books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, journal articles and specially commissioned videos. Users can use the search and discovery tools to explore a chosen method across the content, explore methods to help them design research projects or find out more about specific or new methods. As the focus is on methodology, it can be used across the social and health sciences and many other disciplines.

Access SAGE Research Methods via the library catalogue or from the subject LibGuides.

Tips and tutorials are available to guide you around the service.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB National) Now Available

We now have access to Box of Broadcasts (BoB).

BoB is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions which makes the discovery and use of valuable TV and radio content for education easy and instant.  BoB enables all staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels.  You can search transcripts and create your own playlists or clips which can be embedded in VITAL.

You can access BoB here: Click on ‘log in’, select University of Liverpool and use your username and password to log in.

Video tutorials are available to get you started.

NB. BoB is only available to users on the UK mainland, and requires the following (or later) browsers; IE 10, Mozilla Firefox 26, Safari 5, Google Chrome 31.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Harold Cohen Library Desk closure

We regret that the Harold Cohen Library service desks will close at 7 pm on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th March. The Library itself will remain open, and the Sydney Jones Library desks are open as usual.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

TRIAL: Oxford Bibliographies Online

We have trial access to the full set of Oxford Bibliographies Online until 17th April 2014

To access this trial go to (you will need to login if off campus)

Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is designed to help you find reliable sources of information, directing you to high quality, reliable scholarship whether it be a book, chapter, journal, website, or database.

There are 38 major subject modules, each comprising a series of articles covering the major areas of scholarship within that discipline.  Articles contain a subject introduction, bibliography, annotations, and commentary text.

Subjects include Atlantic History, Communication, Evolutionary Biology, International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, American Literature, Chinese Studies, Criminology, Geography, Linguistics, Public Health, British and Irish Literature, Ecology, Management, Classics, International Law, Medieval Studies, Political Science, Social Work and more.

To learn more about OBO and how it can help your research, take a look at this brief introduction 

After trying OBO 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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Library Desk Closure

The Library desks will be closed for staff training every Wednesday from 09:00 - 10:00. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Off-campus access to e-resources - security certificate warning

If you are seeing the following message when accessing e-resources off-campus, please select 'Continue to this website...' while we fix the problem:

Alternatively, you can use Apps Anywhere to access e-resources uninterrupted.

Monday, March 03, 2014

‘Cite them Right’ website maintenance on Wednesday 5th March 2014

Planned server maintenance to the Cite them Right website is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 5th March 2014, between 9pm and 1am.  During this time the resource will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.