Spotlight on resources: BBC Monitoring

BBC Monitoring is a fully searchable digital current affairs resource from the BBC. It observes, understands and explains media throughout the world, providing an accessible and relevant account for you to make better, more informed decisions.

Content and key features

1. Global media monitoring
Reports, news alerts and round-ups

2. Expertise and Research
Media guides for given countries
Biographies and guides to governmental and administrative bodies, social and political organisations, and military and law enforcement forces.

3. Search
Powerful search offers detailed filters so you can find content by source, by subject, by country or language, and more.

4. Feeds & Notifications
Any search can be saved as a Feed, which will notify you when new content is added that matches that search.

5. Global and Regional Stories
The region and country pages present content specific to those areas, including a full reference section.

Save pieces for later by bookmarking them – from the curated pages, search results, or from the article itself.

7. Help and Guides
Find more information, in-depth guides and FAQs in the comprehensive Help section.

To access the resource:

From within the University, go to BBC Monitoring in the Databases A-Z, follow the link from there, and you will be automatically logged in. Alternatively you can go straight to: Again, you will be automatically signed in.

From off-campus, click on Sign In (the person icon), then ‘Login via academic institution’. Select Liverpool John Moores University from the list of institutions, then enter your LJMU username and password.

Scheduled service maintenance: ProQuest platform

Some of our e-resources will be temporarily unavailable while ProQuest upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability on many resources.

This maintenance will take place on Sunday 9th February 2020, 3.00am until 9:00am.

Upon completion of the maintenance window, for an additional six hours, automatic citation functionality and MyResearch account access will be unavailable.

The following resources will be affected:

  • Ebook Central ebooks
  • Databases
    Art & Architecture Archive‎  (1895 – 2005)
    Australian Education Index‎  (1977 – current)
    British Periodicals‎  (1681 – 1970)
    Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)‎
    Digital National Security Archive
    Early Modern Books
    Early English Books Online
    Early European Books
    Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive‎  (1880 – 2000)
    Entrepreneurship Database‎
    ERIC‎  (1966 – current)
    The Harper’s Bazaar Archive‎  (1867 – current)
    Periodicals Archive Online
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and The Observer‎  (1791 – 2003)
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index‎  (1851 – 2015)
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post‎  (1877 – 2002)
    ProQuest One Academic‎  (1970 – current)
    Academic Complete
    Academic Video Online
    ProQuest Central (1970 – current)
    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
    PsycARTICLES‎  (1894 – current)
    PsycINFO‎  (1806 – current)
    PTSDpubs‎  (1871 – current)
    The Vogue Archive‎
    The Vogue Italia Archive‎  (1964 – current)
    The Women’s Wear Daily Archive‎




Spotlight on resources: Climate change and the environment

This week is Sustainability Week across LJMU.

Want to read around the topic? The Library has many resources available that can be found by searching Discover. Here are just a few examples.

Very Short Introductions (e-books) – Click on the cover image for access







Journals – Click on the cover image for access







Or why not search PressReader or Lexis Library News for all the latest newspaper and magazine articles?

If you’re on campus you’ll be automatically signed in, otherwise you need to look for ‘Sign in via your institution’, search for Liverpool John Moores University, and then enter your LJMU username and password.


New resource: Policing Insight

We’ve recently added a new online policing magazine to our electronic resources. A one-stop shop for policing news, Policing Insight provides a platform to share knowledge, insight and opinion and features some of the most up-to-date and relevant policing articles available.
You will find a link to Policing Insight on the Databases A-Z, or click here to go directly to the website.
How to register
Click on ‘Register’, choose a username, and enter your Liverpool John Moores University email address. You will receive a welcome email, click on the link within it to validate your account. You will then be asked to set a password. You are now logged in and will see the message ‘Hello [username], your access is SUBSCRIBER via Liverpool John Moores University’.
If you do not receive the welcome email check your spam folder, or contact for assistance.
You will have full access to all articles, reports and other content services. These will be marked ‘OPEN’ when you are logged in. Remember you need to log in each time you visit to gain full access.
Once registered you will also receive a weekly newsletter by email, highlighting the latest articles added to the site.

Avril Robarts Library Refurbishment Update

The second phase of the Avril Robarts Library refurbishment is now underway.  The ground and 1st floor have been closed ready for the building work to start next week.

The library hub has been moved to the space opposite the Stanton Fuller Lecture Theatre and all our books, PCs and study spaces have been moved to the newly reopened 2nd and 3rd floors, along with the printers and laptops.  We have 8 bookable meeting rooms on these floors and the teams helping with skills queries are based in rooms 9 and 10 on the 2nd floor.  There is a dedicated silent study area on the 3rd floor.

On Monday 27th January there will be some noise in the foyer as we remove some glass panels from the stairwell.

Between Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st January there will be no access to the lift whilst the contractors set up a safe working space.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause, but we hope this short period of disruption means that the work needed to make the rest of the library look as good as the new spaces can happen without any other interruptions.  A book fetch service is available during our staffed hours of 8.45am – 11.00pm whilst the lift is out of bounds.

If you have any questions please ask a member of the team or email

Avril Robarts Refurbishment

We are very pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the refurbishment of Avril Robarts Library is almost complete.  Our newly refurbished second and third floors will be open for use from Saturday 18th January with more than 350 study spaces, including 190 with PCs, 8 group study rooms and a dedicated silent study area on the third floor.

Also from Saturday we will be moving the books and journals from the first floor to the second and third floors, so there will be some noise whilst this work is carried out.  You will be able to access the first floor to get to the stock but the rest of the spaces will be closed whilst we get ready for the next phase of the refurbishment work to begin.

Phase 2 starts from Friday 24th January when the ground and 1st floors will be closed for refurbishment. The work will be completed by September.