Introducing Leganto – LJMU’s new reading list system

Leganto is LJMU’s new reading list management system. It provides an efficient and easy way to compile and publish reading lists. Part of the Library Services Platform and fully integrated with Canvas it provides students and staff with easy access to all course materials through a single interface.

Academic staff who have been testing the new system commented:

‘This system is so much more intuitive than the old one and worked really smoothly – I like it a lot’

‘The display felt familiar … very intuitive.’

With Leganto, you can assemble materials of all types; physical & e-books, online or digitised book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, electronic resources and any other type of material, to create a flexible and interactive reading list.

The new reading list system is now live and the link to lists are embedded into the menu for each module in Canvas.

Please note that if you have embedded any links from the previous system (KeyLinks) in other areas of the Canvas module or elsewhere you will need to update them as they will no longer work. 

Benefits for staff –

Easy to use and allows you to include resources of different formats; from journal articles to physical books, eBooks, chapters and even multimedia

Leganto is part of the Library Services Platform which makes searching easier and more effective

Provides real time availability of resources

When you add a title to a reading list that we do not already have in stock, we will purchase it according to the Library Content and Delivery Strategy.

Benefits for students –

Provides easy access to all course reading and materials in one place

Includes direct links providing easy access to online resources straight from the list

Provides real time availability for print copies and where to find them in the Library

We are here to help!

Library Services will be running a series of workshops throughout the summer – sign up on LibCal

We are happy to provide one to one or team training, in addition to the scheduled workshops. If you have any queries please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

User Guide, online tutorials and FAQs are all available at Reading List Service

Scheduled maintenance may affect elibrary access

One of our electronic resource providers, Proquest have alerted us to scheduled maintenance on 25th July 2021.

Work will take affect from 3:00 – 13:00

We hope this alert offers you time to download any material you may need during this period. Proquest have scheduled this maintenance at a time when global usage is at its lowest.

Any questions – please don’t hesitate to Contact Us

Scheduled maintenance may affect VisibleBody access

We subscribe to Visible Body: Anatomy and Physiology (website and app) and they have alerted us to a scheduled maintenance on Wednesday 30th June 2021.

They have stated that the possible disruption is expected to last less than 30 minutes starting from 13:00.

Disruption might include:
Limited or no access to the web versions of Visible Body products.
Inability to unlock new mobile downloads or extend the activation period of downloaded mobile apps.
Inability to create new Visible Body user accounts or access and sync current accounts.
When the upgrades are done, all features will function as expected.

We hope this alert offers you time to prepare your workload.

Any questions – please don’t hesitate to Contact Us

Scheduled maintenance may affect ebook access

We purchase many of our ebook titles via Proquest and they have alerted us to a scheduled maintenance on 26th June 2021.

They have stated that Ebook Central will be offline from 2:00 – 10:00 UTC.

We hope this alert offers you time to download any ebook titles you may need during this period. Proquest have scheduled this maintenance at a time when global Ebook Central usage is at its lowest.

Any questions – please don’t hesitate to Contact Us

New Trial: ClinicalKey Student for Nursing and Midwifery

We are trialling ClinicalKey Student from Elsevier until Wednesday 7th July 2021.

ClinicalKey Student is a leading e-learning platform that provides access to 29 midwifery titles and 81 nursing titles including textbooks, clinical summaries, high-quality images and videos. Content covers a broad range of specialities such as:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Community Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Management and Leadership
  • Maternity Care and Women’s Health
  • Midwifery
  • Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice

You can search by keyword to quickly and easily find evidence-based information for your assignments or to inform healthcare decision-making in practice. Alternatively you can browse by speciality to locate relevant information.

Helpful study tools are also available – ClinicalKey Student enables you to save relevant titles to your online Bookshelf where you can add personal notes, highlight key text, bookmark pages, and create flash cards for revision. You can also create custom presentations and quizzes in the platform to support your studies.

To access the trial:

  • Go to the ClinicalKey Student website at: https://www.clinicalkey.com/student/nursing
  • On the log in page, click ‘Log in via OpenAthens’
  • Enter Liverpool John Moores University into the ‘Find Your Institution’ search box
  • Select ‘Liverpool John Moores University’ from the list of Institutions
  • The LJMU OpenAthens sign in page will open
  • Enter your username@ljmu.ac.uk and current password, then choose Sign In
  • Once you have successfully logged in via OpenAthens, the ClinicalKey Student platform will open

Please Note: You may need to register for a free personal account to access all features on the ClinicalKey Student platform. If you are not automatically prompted to register once you have logged in, then you can click on the ‘Register’ option at the top of the screen.

Feedback

We would be very interested in your feedback on this resource e.g. What did you like about the platform? Was it easy to search? Did you find the content useful?

If you would like to provide feedback, please share your comments using ‘Reply’ below or via Ask the Library.

Health Care in Sport and Exercise from Human Kinetics – trial until 26th July

We are trialling Health Care in Sport and Exercise from Human Kinetics until 26th July 2021.

This collection offers access to more than 30 ebooks covering:

  • athletic medical conditions and injuries
  • rehabilitation
  • emergency care
  • sports massage
  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • psychology of sport injuries

There is also a rich collection of over 450 accompanying videos with searchable transcripts, covering gait analysis, running mechanics, stretching and therapeutic exercise.

Click here for a short demonstration of the database or read the How to Use page.

Click here to try Health Care in Sport and Exercise.

We would be very interested in your feedback. Please comment using Reply below or via Ask the Library.

Scheduled maintenance may affect full ebook downloads

We purchase many of our ebook titles via EBSCO and they have alerted us to a scheduled maintenance period starting 5th May – 12th May 2021.

They have stated that end users will not be able to download full ebooks to read offline from EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service, and New Discovery Service. Users will however be able to read ebooks online and download eBook chapters, and any eBooks already downloaded will continue be available to users.

We hope this alert offers you time to download any full titles you may need during this period and reassure you that access will still be available to read ebook material online and download chapters.

Any questions – please don’t hesitate to Contact Us