Thursday, July 28, 2016

Refworks – important update (when you export a reference from DISCOVER or other databases)

Please note – when you “export” a reference from a database such as DISCOVER or other locations such as Google Scholar to Refworks, you will be directed to the following screen, please choose “legacy Refworks”.

You can also check the box shown on-screen “Don’t ask me this again” to avoid this choice during your browsing session.

Your exported citation should be shown in Refworks as normal.  If you have any difficulties, please contact your Liaison Librarian for advice.

Friday, July 22, 2016

PLANNED DOWNTIME BoB: Box of Broadcasts

BoB (Box of Broadcasts), is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education.

BoB is being redeveloped over August 2016 to improve the service it provides.

On 1 August the new BoB will go live, with a fresh look, enhanced video quality and more powerful searching capabilities.

From September, BoB will deliver a whole host of improvements, such as:  

  • A platform working across desktop, iOS and Android devices
  • Media records based on our TRILT metadata, supporting more powerful searching capabilities    
  • Better programme coverage and a permanent archive of content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 /  More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • Better thumbnail previews on search results
  • Preview clips before saving
  • Label your own clips
  • Personalised email alerts when programmes are ready to view
  • More detailed citation data

Be aware, there will be limited content and functionality during August over the upgrade period.
During August you won’t be able to access your saved clips and playlists, but don’t worry these will be accessible again in September. You may not be able to access some archive content broadcast before 1 July. There will be some programmes in the archive available before this date, but not everything.

Learning on Screen ask users to bear with them throughout August, as they upgrade the system. Archive content and enhanced functionality will be restored in September, along with all the exciting new features.
Learning on Screen apologise for any inconvenience caused during the upgrade period.

Watch a short video highlighting all the exciting improvements

NEW RESOURCE: World War One Centenary Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource; World War One Centenary Archive.

Access this resource via:
(Login required off campus)

To mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, TSO has produced a carefully selected collection of official documents relating to the war. Dating from 1914 to 1927, the bibliography lists 100 key military, political and strategic documents published by the British government throughout this period. It includes original reports of key events and Gazette notices of awards and commemorations.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

RESOLVED - Discover and EBSCO Databases Intermittent Technical Difficulties 20/07/16

EBSCO are experiencing intermittent technical difficulties and this might affect your use of Discover and/or EBSCO databases. Their engineers are working to restore stability as priority and hope to rectify the situation soon.

EBSCO have reported that these technical issues have now been resolved.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

TRIAL: Cambridge Law Reports

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Cambridge Law Reports until 11th August 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access Cambridge Law Reports from:
 (University login required off campus)

Cambridge Law Reports are the essential law resource that includes content from the International Law Reports (ILR) and the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports

The database provides extensive search options and a unique browse feature to quickly find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge's name, court or year of case.

After trying the Cambridge Law Reports, 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.