Scientific American now available!

Scientific American

As part of the JSTOR Life Sciences collection subscribed to by LJMU Library, the journal  Scientific American is now accessible online.

First published in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the US. Over the course of its history, the magazine has published articles by more than 150 Nobel Prize-winning scientists.

The interdisciplinary content is also valuable to researchers in the humanities and social sciences.  The full run of the journal from 1845 to 2012 is now available, with new content added each year.

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Enhanced Discover: We have lift-off

Enhanced Discover: We have lift-off!PC Discover

We are delighted to announce that the enhanced Discover platform has now gone live.

Our extensive print and electronic collection is now accessed with just one search, we encourage you to investigate and explore the new tools and features! Here is reminder of some of the improvements to expect:

  • Discover both print and online resources
  • Integrates the functionality of the current Library Catalogue and other discovery tools
  •  Searches the majority of LJMU Library’s databases at once
  • Convenient search and access to library account information
  • Opportunity to refine and sort search results
  • Virtual Browse – browse the bookshelves from your PC, laptop or mobile device
  • Easier navigation of and access to online Full Text
  • Referencing software such as EndNote is integrated

Look out for further developments over the coming months!

Please note: the Library Catalogue is now fully integrated with Discover and therefore will no longer available.

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We understand that many students have exams during this period, the old version of Discover will be available until 18th August for your convenience.

Library charges

You will not be able to pay any library charges until further notice but this will not affect your borrowing activity.

Help & Support

Assistance is available within the Library, via our 24/7 Helpline (+44) 0151 231 3179 or online Help Form.

Related blog posts are here.

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Enhanced Discover: Final Checks!

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rocket-154997_1280 (2)The countdown is now on! The enhanced version of Discover will take off on Thursday 27th July, see below for last-minute information and final checks.

Updates

  • The payment of library charges (Inter Library Loans and lost books) will not be possible immediately after Go Live. Please note: charges will be added and remain on your account but you can continue borrowing during this time. The payment facility will be available in good time for the new semester.
  • New books Lists will not be available immediately after Go Live. It is hoped that this facility will be available within a few weeks.

Reminders

  • Downtime – From Tuesday 25th July there will be a period of limited functionality, until the new system goes live on Thursday July 27th.
  • Library Catalogue – The Library Catalogue will be unavailable after Tuesday 25th July.
  • Referrals & Resits – For your convenience the old version of Discover will remain available until Friday 18th August. ‘Catalogue availability’ information will be removed, so please remember to check the library shelves.

Checklist

The following will not transfer over during the upgrade:

  • Saved Searches and Articles
  • Borrowing History
  • Discover folders

We strongly recommend that you access your accounts before 25th July and record any important information.

Looking for more information? Check out this Discover blog, FAQ and @ljmulibrary #enhanceddiscover for regular updates.

Looking for more support? Assistance using Discover will be available within the Library, via our 24/7 Helpline (+44) 0151 231 3179 or online Help Form or lst_discover@ljmu.ac.uk.

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Enhanced Discover: FAQs & Further Info

FAQs

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Further Info

Taking resits over the summer? You will be able to access the old version of Discover until mid August from the Exam Timetable webpage.

Created personal account preferences in Discover (search alerts, saved searches, saved results)? These preferences won’t be transferred over to the new platform. We recommend that you login and save any important information before 25th July.

Looking for more support? Assistance using Discover will be available within the Library, via our 24/7 Helpline (+44) 0151 231 3179 or online Help Form.

Regular updates will follow, so watch this space! You may find it useful to follow us @ljmulibrary #enhanceddiscover. If you have any comments, questions or concerns please contact the team: lst_discover@ljmu.ac.uk

View the Enhanced Discover: Introducing your new Discover Search Engine blog.

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Need Research Methods to hand?

Sage Researhc MethodsAvailable via Databases A-Z, find the direct link to answer your research methods and statistical questions.

No log-in is required on campus, if off site just enter your LJMU username and password.

Relevant across all disciplines, Sage Research Methods is an authoritative resource for planning, key concepts and data collection guidance.

 

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New Engineering Ebooks

New Built Environment and Civil Engineering ebooks now available from LJMU Library! Click on the cover image to go directly to the item via authenticated link.

Choose to download up to 10% of the book or search the content and read online.

To see more new titles available in print and electronic format, go to the subject support page for the Built Environment and Civil Engineering.

Building Construction Handbook

Building Construction Handbook

Building Measurement

Building Measurement

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Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology

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Enhanced Discover: Introducing your new Discover search engine…

The Library’s Discover search engine will be having a major upgrade this summer!

From July 27th you will be able to explore our extensive collection of print and electronic resources in just one search. The enhanced Discover platform will have an intuitive, user-friendly interface and a number of exciting new features.

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A preview of the updated search page:

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A sneak peek at the virtual bookshelf:

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Work is well underway to ensure a smooth transition. Please note that from July 14th there will be a period of limited functionality while we migrate across from the current platform, however basic library tasks such as borrow, return and search will continue. Any downtime will be kept to an absolute minimum.

Regular updates will follow, so watch this space! You may find it useful to follow us @ljmulibrary #enhanceddiscover. If you have any comments, questions or concerns please contact the team: lst_discover@ljmu.ac.uk.

View the Enhanced Discover: FAQs and Further Info blog.

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New Psychology Ebooks

New Psychology ebooks now available from LJMU Library!

Click on the cover image to go directly to the item via authenticated link. Choose to download the whole book (Child Development loaned for a day) or search the content and read online.

You can find more new titles in print and electronic format on the Natural Sciences and Psychology subject support pages .

Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

Child Development

Child Development: A Thematic Approach

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Need to get access to U.S. Declassified Documents?

Test our trial of USDDO to explore a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

The collection brings together the most sensitive documents from all the presidential libraries and numerous executive agencies in a single, easily searchable database. Browse intelligence studies, policy papers, diplomatic correspondence, cabinet meeting minutes, briefing materials, and domestic surveillance and military reports.

You can then filter your search results by document type, issue date, source institution, classification level, and date declassified as well as other document characteristics.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this possible new resource before the trial ends on 5th May 2017.

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Test and trial Associated Press Online

AP coverYou have until 5th May 2017 to test a possible new resource for the Library collection. 

Explore the Associated Press Collection Online and find manuscripts, monographs and newspapers from the AP Archives and AP Image archive.

Drill down to find news analysis, human interest stories and entertainment and sports reporting. Perhaps you’d rather browse through the U.S. City Bureaus Collection  and Washington D.C. Bureau Collection for American political and social history? Or perhaps explore the Middle East Bureaus Collection spanning 1967-2005 or the European Bureaus Collection to provide insight and evidence of international relations?

Trial this potential new resource and access the twentieth century’s news — and the stories behind it.

We look forward to reading your feedback, either via the comments or your departments subject librarian.

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