Journal access made easier

This is a reminder about two browser extensions we have available for download, LibKey Nomad and Unpaywall. Both help to streamline the research process and save you time by automatically providing links to the full-text content of articles where they are available, wherever you choose to search on the Internet.





LibKey Nomad consults the Library’s holdings data (and open access alternatives) to determine the best place to source the article from. Articles can be accessed directly from journal publishers, or via platforms such as Web of Science or PubMed, and even Wikipedia. An article that is available for download is indicated by the LJMU ‘Download PDF’ icon, as shown below:

An example from Wikipedia:










Unpaywall searches the Internet to determine if there is a freely available open access version of the article you require. Click on the green and white padlock icon, and Unpaywall immediately links you to papers that authors have legally uploaded to free research repositories. 20 million free, legal full-text PDFs have now been indexed by Unpaywall.

Please see our Library FAQ for more information on how to download and use the two extensions:

Q. How do I install a browser extension to help find Library material?

If you have any comments or questions, please get in touch via Library Chat.

Focus on resources: BrowZine

Browse and read scholarly journals anywhere from, or via your Android or iOS device

Have you tried BrowZine yet?

BrowZine allows you to browse, read and monitor the Library’s top academic journals through one simple interface. It’s a great resource for both students and researchers. Once you’ve created a BrowZine account, you can add your favourite journal title to ‘My Bookshelf’ and read it when it suits you, and notifications will tell you when new articles are available in that journal. You can also find and browse similar journals available from the Library to give you ideas for new research topics, or just to raise your awareness of what is being discussed in your field. The ‘My Articles’ feature within the BrowZine app allows you to save articles in collections and read them offline.

How to access BrowZine

BrowZine can be downloaded as an app through your app store.

Once downloaded, you need to choose Liverpool John Moores University as your library, then enter your LJMU username and password. We have a user guide available which explains in more detail how to download and use the app.

For the web version, look for BrowZine on Databases A-Z and follow the link from there, search for it in Discover, or go directly to Again, you may need to select ‘Choose My Library’, go to Liverpool John Moores University, and log in with your LJMU username and password.

Focus on resources: Statista – the statistics portal

Did you know that we have access to one of the world’s leading statistics portals?

Statista contains statistics on over 80,000 topics, from 22,500 trustworthy sources, and covering 170 industries, all on one platform. For each statistic, metadata is provided including the source, release date, and other relevant details, verifying the information and helping to make it a key tool to support research.

The platform aims to save you time by making the information easy to find. Just enter your keyword/s, and select the statistic you require. The data is downloadable as either a PDF document, an Excel sheet, a PNG graphic or a PowerPoint presentation, making it easy to integrate into your work.

Specialised dossiers are also available. These are produced by industry experts and combine all available statistics and facts on a particular topic, and are also available to download (PDF or PowerPoint format). You can browse popular or trending dossiers, or search for your topic of interest.

Statista’s Twitter feed is updated several times daily with interesting examples of their work:

How to access Statista

Look for Statista on Databases A-Z and follow the link from there, search for it in Discover, or go directly to:

Go to ‘Login’, then ‘Campus Access’, then scroll down to ‘If you have access…’, and select Liverpool John Moores University. Click ‘submit’, and log in with your LJMU username ( and password.

Statista is available on-campus without authentication.

New resource: National Theatre Collection

Missing the theatre? Well here’s the chance to watch high quality recordings of 30 world-class productions, available any time, anywhere. Ideal viewing for over the Christmas period!

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.

We have access to the collection until 31st August 2021.

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

New trial: Leisure Tourism database

Leisure Tourism : Your source for all tourism, leisure and hospitality information

We are trialling Leisure Tourism until 31st January 2021.

Leisure Tourism is a comprehensive database of global research on all aspects of tourism, leisure, recreation and hospitality, as well as on selected aspects of sport and culture.

The resource is produced by CABI, a not-for-profit science-based development and information organisation. They have collated information from all around the world since the 1970s, and have made it available to researchers and students through the database.

Key features include:

  • Over 196,000 bibliographic records with detailed keyword tagging
  • Over 10,00 full text documents (journal articles, conference papers, reports)
  • Over 2,650 eBook chapters from CABI’s renowned tourism book portfolio
  • News and research updates – over 4,400 searchable articles
  • An events calendar of leisure and tourism conferences/meetings

For access: click here, then on ‘login’, then on ‘Log in via your institution’. Search for Liverpool John Moores University, and log in with your LJMU username ( and password.

Let us know how you find the resource, either by filling in a reply below or via Library Chat.

Focus on resources: British Education Index

British Education Index is a key education research resource, and is available through our Electronic Library.

Providing information on research, policy, and practice in UK education and training, the database indexes academic journals, magazines, theses and more. The focus is on education journals published in the UK, but some international literature is also included.

The resource is searchable by educational level and by age group. All levels of education from preschool to higher education are covered.

Strengths include educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology, and special educational needs.

Content includes:

  • More than 310,000 indexed articles published in UK journals
  • Coverage dating back to 1929
  • More than 11,000 indexed UK theses

Subjects include:

  • Cognitive development
  • Computer assisted learning
  • Curriculum
  • Educational policy
  • Educational psychology

How to access British Education Index

Look for British Education Index on Databases A-Z and follow the link from there, or search for it in Discover.

Go to ‘Institutional Login’, then ‘Select your region or group’, then ‘UK Higher Education’, then Liverpool John Moores University. You will then be redirected to our Sign In page – enter your LJMU username ( and password.

For further guidance, see the British Education Index user guide. You can also find the user guide by clicking on ‘User guide available’ in Discover’s ‘Public notes’, or via the purple ‘view user guide’ icon next to the resource’s name on Databases A-Z.


JSTOR additional content – access extended to June 2021

Back in April we brought you the news that various additional eResources were being made available by suppliers and publishers for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of these was JSTOR, the multi-disciplinary database containing digital academic journals, book and primary sources. Their expanded set of content including access to unlicensed Archive and Primary Source Collections and to 26 public health journals was initially due to expire on 31 December 2020, but this has now been extended to 30th June 2021.

JSTOR say they hope this will help to support universities by making access to knowledge and education more accessible for all, at a time when there is a greater need than ever for online resources.

To access JSTOR, click here, then on ‘Log In Through Your Library’. Search for Liverpool John Moores University, then click on ‘Log in’, and enter your LJMU username ( and password. You can also find a link to JSTOR on Databases A-Z, or by searching Discover.

Further details of the expanded content can be found here. Follow the links on this page to navigate to the journal title or article you require, or search JSTOR as normal and the extra content will be included in your search results.