National Theatre Collections 1 and 2

Not seen theatre in a while? Well here’s the chance to watch high quality recordings of world-class productions, available any time, anywhere. Drawing on 10 years of NT Live broadcasts, alongside recordings never previously seen outside of the NT’s Archive, the National Theatre Collections 1 and 2 are now available and offer a total of 50 filmed performances.

Highlights include:

  • James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors
  • A Streetcar Named Desire: starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby
  • Othello: Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear jointly won the Evening Standard Best Actor Award for their performances in the iconic roles of Othello and Iago.
  • Twelfth Night: Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia, in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity
  • Frankenstein: Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller each play Victor Frankenstein and his creation in these two performances of Danny Boyle’s smash-hit production

Each video is accompanied by information about the cast and creative team, details of where and when it was filmed, an image gallery, and links to related eBooks.

For access, click here, and log in with your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password. You will also find the resource listed on Databases A-Z.

Whether you used this resource for leisure or your studies, we would love to hear about your favourites and any feedback you may have. Either get in contact with your Academic Engagement Librarian, comment using Reply below or via Ask the Library.

Oxford University Press platform migration

Between 14th – 19th July 2022 Oxford University Press’s major research books collections will move to their Oxford Academic platform – academic.oup.com This means that books will be available alongside journals in a single place for the first time, working towards a streamlined user journey across OUP products.

At LJMU this will affect the Law Scholarship Online titles. OUP don’t anticipate any site downtime and once on the site just look for an option to filter search results by institutional availability to see those that LJMU own.

Also note, if you have set up a Personal Account and saved any searches, these won’t be carried over from the current online products. You will need to sign up for an Oxford Academic account and save content and searches for future visits.

Oxford Scholarship Law titles remain searchable and retrievable via the Discover interface and any DOI links will remain accurate.

View the OUP Academic Training Video or read the user guide.

As always, we would love to hear any feedback you may have about the resource by using the ‘Reply’ below or via Ask the Library.  



New resource: Business Expert Press Ebook Collections

We now have access to 1,175 Business Expert Press eBook titles.

Business Expert Press publishes cost-effective annual collections of e-books on topics covered in MBA courses. The books are written by industry experts and academics and are concise and applied. They are curriculum-orientated and are written to help students quickly improve their understanding of business topics.

Search Discover to find Business Expert Press eBook titles either on or off campus. On-campus access should be automatic, off-campus access is available with your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password. All titles are also available through the Library Discover search.

We would be very interested in your feedback. Either get in contact with your Academic Engagement Librarian, comment using Reply below or via Ask the Library.

JSTOR Research Reports now discoverable in Google and Google Scholar.

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Jstor have expanded their partnership with Google by making free-to-read Research Reports available in both Google and Google Scholar.

JSTOR has more than 34,000 research reports from over 140 policy institutes around the world. They provide current analysis on many of today’s most hotly debated issues from a diversity of perspectives from all corners of the world. Topics include climate change, cybersecurity, energy policy, international relations, terrorism, and various public health issues, including COVID-19.

Although the briefs, papers, and reports published by these institutes are not peer-reviewed, they are written by policy experts and members of the academic community who are fellows in residence. This content impacts policy, and is increasingly used by faculty in their classrooms for its currency, breadth, and accessibility.

We would be very interested in your feedback, either get in contact with your Academic Engagement Librarian, comment using Reply below or via Ask the Library.

PressReader to stop support for Microsoft Internet Explorer.

PressReader gives you unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves

In order to get the best experience from PressReader we encourage you to use the latest versions of the following browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Firefox

Safari

Search PressReader either on or off campus. On-campus access should be automatic, off-campus access is available with your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password.

And If you are reading on the go, the best way to access PressReader is through the App. The app is available on all devices here.

We would be very interested in your feedback, especially about your experience using the app. Either get in contact with your Academic Engagement Librarian, comment using Reply below or via Ask the Library.

New Resource: Times Higher Education (THE)

We have taken out a new subscription to Times Higher Education (THE).

Times Higher Education (THE) is the leading voice of global higher education, and your source of the latest news and analysis from across academia. Their team of journalists provide essential sector intelligence for academics and leaders around the world, while commentary from leading researchers and vice-chancellors put them at the heart of the global education conversation. Times Higher Education are home to the World University Rankings, providing trusted performance data on universities for academics and sector leaders, students, governments and industry. 

Simply create an account using your LJMU email address and your subscription status should automatically show up. You can find more information about the registration process here.

As always, we would love to hear any feedback you may have about the resource by using the ‘Reply’ below or via Ask the Library.  

Discover update

From Monday 20th June 2022 you will notice some changes to Discover.

So, what’s new?

  • E Journals has been renamed as Journals.
  • The bullet points on the Journals landing page have been reworded to:
    • Search by Journal title
    • Search by Keyword
  • On the results pages, “Tweak my results” will now be “Filter my results”.
  • All facets (availability, material type, author etc) will now be on the left-hand side of the screen once you have searched for something, rather than the right.
  • When hovering the mouse over Browzine, the text will now read as ‘Virtual bookshelf of e-journals’. This will also be the case in the subtext for Browzine in ‘more options’ (the ellipsis).

As you can see, the changes are subtle, but ones we hope will assist our users in their research, teaching and learning.

There will be no Discover downtime on Monday due to the updates.

We would welcome any feedback by replying below, and as ever, if you have any problems accessing the material you need please Ask the Library.

Upcoming ProQuest Webinars.

We are pleased to announce two new ProQuest webinars that we believe will be really helpful with your studies and research.

Firstly, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. With the announcement of new features and enhancements to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global in 2022, this product training session will provide a refresher on basic product features and functionality, before taking a deep dive into some of the recent enhancements, in particular around Citation Connections.

This webinar will take place on Tuesday 24th May 2022 at 10am and you can register today here.

Secondly, ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The session will look in particular at key new and international titles in ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The collection provides fully searchable cover-to-cover access to historical newspaper content, which is among the most sought-after primary source material in research. Join this online session to learn how to discover historical newspaper content for your research.

This webinar will take place on Thursday 9th June 2022 at 10:30am and you can register today here.

As always the webinars will be recorded and will be made available under the On Demand section of the webinar series page, alongside other previously recorded webinars on a variety of ProQuest products. 

You can find both of these databases either on or off campus via the Libraries Discover Database Search. Access on-campus should be automatic, off-campus access is available using your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password.

We would be very interested in your feedback. Either get in contact with your Academic Engagement Librarian, comment using Reply below or via Ask the Library.

New Trial: British Literary Manuscripts Online

We are trialling the British Literary Manuscripts Online until 1st May 2022.

This unique collection provides an intimate look into the lives and works of more than one thousand authors and delivers insights into the culture and context surrounding centuries of British literary achievement.

Representing the largest text-to-digital project of its kind, British Literary Manuscripts Online consists of two collections, British Literary Manuscripts Online, c.1660-1900 and British Literary Manuscripts Online: Medieval and Renaissance. Together, these priceless collections — once available only on microfilm or to those with access to the source libraries — enable researchers to view manuscripts page-by-page or preview and apprehend the entire work via the thumbnail view in a way that would never have been possible with the physical copy.

Search the British Literary Manuscripts Online either on or off campus. On-campus access should be automatic, off-campus access is available with your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password.

We would be very interested in your feedback. Either get in contact with your Academic Engagement Librarian, comment using Reply below or via Ask the Library.

Find Equality, Diversity and inclusion ebooks.

The Library have enabled access to a collection of ebook titles via the Proquest platform that unearth award-winning content written and published by more voices; regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability or religious belief.

These titles are often historically difficult to find but a selection can be retrieved via the newly launched Every Voice; Diversity, Equality and Inclusion collection as part of a Demand Driven collection of ebooks. We have a total of 8k+ ebooks in the collection, of which LJMU Library have curated to ensure titles are current and for the academic reader. Users can either scroll through the title book covers, search for a particular title or sort by author or published date. The titles are also incorporated into the Libraries Discover search so users may come across these titles when performing wider searches. The nature of Demand Driven means LJMU doesn’t actually “own” the full collection of 8k titles but they will be “purchased” once a title is accessed/downloaded.

Once you have found a title you will be able to download for off-line reading or stay online and read on a mobile device.

Also note the existing Black Lives Matters Reading Collection which includes 75 print titles available through the LJMU Library, available to loan by any LJMU staff or student.

The Library are pleased to be able to support LJMU EDI objectives “….a University where everyone is equal but never the same.” See more LJMU Resources for Decolonising the Curriculum and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at LJMU.