Dawson ebooks update


We recently alerted our users that one of the suppliers we use at LJMU Library, Dawson Books, recently went into administration. We have now been notified that the Dawsonera platform will be inaccessible after 31st July 2020.

Please note if you use Dawsonera eBooks and have saved notes that you wish to keep, these need to be downloaded as soon as possible and saved safely.

We are working with other suppliers to try and minimise the disruption and loss of access.

Internurse: the complete online resource for nursing

Internurse is a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed nursing journals essential for nurse education, and is available through our Electronic Library.

The collection provides access to 17 titles that support the learning and professional development of students and practitioners working in healthcare, and covers both primary and secondary care. The full current issue of each journal is available, together with backfile coverage going back to 1992. Titles include British Journal of NursingBritish Journal of Healthcare AssistantsInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing and Journal of Wound Care.

More than 200 new clinical and professional articles are available each month, helping you to stay up-to-date, enhance your understanding in key clinical areas, achieve key competencies and improve patient care standards in daily practice.

You can access Internurse in the following ways:

If you’re off-campus, you’ll need to login via OpenAthens with your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password.

For further guidance see the LJMU Internurse and Intermid user guide. You can also find the user guide by clicking on ‘User Guide Available’ in Discover’s Public notes or the purple ‘view user guide’ icon next to the resource’s name on Databases A-Z.

Temporary e-resources coming to an end August 2020

This is a reminder that some of the additional e-resources we’ve had access to during the Covid-19 crisis are expected to expire at the end of August.

Those with expiry dates of 31/08/20 are as follows; click on the titles for access:

​Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

  • Access to over 170 illustrated eBooks across the applied visual arts

Bloomsbury Architecture Library

  • Access to 42 scholarly eBooks, 2,200 photographs and 700 building pages

Bloomsbury Design Library

  • eBooks on design and craft studies, information about famous designers and over 3400 object images and exhibition archives

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

  • Includes access to hundreds of peer-reviewed articles on six levels of education and childhood across 18 countries, and academic eBooks on comparative and international education

Bloomsbury Fashion Central

  • Access for a limited time to Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases and Fairchild Books Library

Bloomsbury Popular Music

  • Access to Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World and over 140 titles in the 33⅓ and 33⅓ Global book series

Bloomsbury Collections eBooks (including Hart Publishing – law)

  • 9834 eBook titles in the area of humanities and social sciences. Includes the Bloomsbury Law Collection consisting of 1726 titles including those from Hart Publishing

Library FAQs page lists the full details of the additional e-resources that we have had access to: Which temporary e-resources are available during the Covid-19 outbreak?

Key resource for nursing and midwifery: Maternity and Infant Care

We’ve just renewed our subscription to Maternity and Infant Care – a bibliographic database of more than 270,000 references covering over 400 English-language journals and other sources. It is a key information resource used by maternity health care professionals and student midwives worldwide to support study, research and practice. Coverage is from 1971 right up the present day.

Key topics covered include:

– Antenatal health issues
– Childbirth education
– Complementary therapies
– Employment issues
– Ethical and professional issues
– Health care professional’s role
– Health education
– Hospital policies
– Infant feeding
– International midwifery
– Intensive care
– Neonatal care
– Screening
– Social and psychological aspects
– Sudden infant death and infant mortality

We have a user guide available which explains how to effectively search the database. This can be found here, or by clicking on the purple ‘view user guide’ icon next to the resource’s name in Databases A-Z.

To access the database, go to ‘Maternity and Infant Care’ in Databases A-Z , and you will be asked to sign in with your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password. Alternatively, you can find the database by searching for it in Discover.

Law resources

We’ve just renewed our subscriptions to Family Law and Oxford Scholarship Online – Law.

You may have heard Family Law referred to as ‘Jordan’s Family Law’ as it was first introduced by Jordan Publishing in the 1980s, but was acquired by LexisNexis in 2016.




Family Law includes flagship titles including: The Family Court Practice (Red Book); the journal – Family Law plus the Family Law Reports which provide the most authoritative source of case reports.

Go to ‘LexisNexis LexisLibrary’ in Databases A-Z, click on ‘Use Academic Sign-In’, then ‘Athens Sign-in’, accept the terms of use, then login with your LJMU username and password. Some users may need to search for Liverpool John Moores University after ‘Athens Sign-In’. Alternatively LexisNexis is retrievable via Discover.

To access The Family Court Practice (Red Book), go to My Bookshelf on the right side of the LexisNexis screen and you will see it listed there. You can either browse chapter by chapter, or  search by entering your search terms.

For further guidance see the LJMU LexisNexis user guide, or click on the “User Guide Available” in Discover’s Public Notes or the purple ‘view user guide’ icon next to the resource’s name on Databases A-Z.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) for Law is a vast library of over 1,700 academic books.

You can find titles by either browsing by subject or performing a search, and then narrowing your results by recently published, publication year, etc. Books can be read online, or downloaded as a PDF for when you’re offline.

Find the link from Databases A-Z, then ‘Sign In Via Your Institution’ on the menu on the left of the screen. Search for Liverpool John Moores University and you will be taken to our OpenAthens sign in page. Enter your LJMU username (username@ljmu.ac.uk) and password. Alternatively Oxford Scholarship Online is retrievable via Discover.

Discover enhancement

The Library’s Digital Content Services team have implemented an enhancement to the Discover search. The enhancement helps to index hundreds of thousands of scholarly journal articles, amongst other electronic resource types.

This enhancement means you will see:

  • An increased number of search results – largely due to eBook chapter/reference entries
  • Merged records – one result will include links to different vendors
  • New/merged Material Types:
    • Dataset – merges Research Dataset and Statistical Dataset
    • Archival Material/Manuscript – merges Archival Material and Manuscript
    • Newspaper
    • Microform
    • Market Research
    • Standard
    • Computer File
    • Legal Documents – merges with articles
  • Material Types that are renamed:
    • Book Review is now Review
    • Technical Report is now Report
    • Audio/visual are now audio or video
    • Websites are now Web Resources

We still recommend you sign-in using your username@ljmu.ac.uk credentials to get the most from Discover. See the Library Skills page for more information, including a Discover guide.

For help accessing e-resources or for any other library enquiries, you can contact us using our online chat service, just go to the Library homepage and click the ‘Ask the Library’ button.

PsycArticles and PsycInfo

We’ve just renewed our subscriptions to two of the major psychology databases: the American Psychological Association’s PsycArticles and PsycInfo.

  • PsycArticles offers full-text articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals. Many titles go back to volume 1, issue 1.
  • PsycInfo provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include journals, articles, books, dissertations and more. 90% of the 3,000+ titles indexed in PsycInfo are peer-reviewed.

Subject coverage
The databases provide access to a broad range of literature, not only from the field of psychology but also from other related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, pharmacology, physiology and linguistics.

Subjects covered include:

  • Applied psychology
  • Communication systems
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Experimental human and animal psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychological and physical disorders
  • Physiological psychology and neuroscience
  • Professional personnel and issues
  • Psychometrics and statistics
  • Social psychology
  • Social processes and issues
  • Sports psychology and leisure
  • Treatment and prevention

To access the databases
Go to PsycArticlesPsycInfo in Databases A-Z, and follow the links from there. You will be directed to an OpenAthens login page – enter your LJMU username (in the format ‘username@ljmu.ac.uk’) and password.

Alternatively, you can search for either database in Discover and follow the link from there.


Digimap: Removal of Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) data

The licensed Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) data will be withdrawn from the Digimap service on 31st July 2020.  LJMU’s licence to download, hold and use this data comes to an end on this date and the data will no longer be available through Digimap.

Any OSNI data downloaded from Digimap must be deleted by 31st July 2020

All other licensed OS collections remain available, as well as the following collections:

  • Historic
  • Geology
  • Marine
  • Environment
  • Lidar
  • Aerial
  • Global
  • Society


Important information regarding Dawson eBooks

One of the suppliers we use at LJMU Library, Dawson Books, recently went into administration. This means that the Dawsonera eBook platform could be switched off at short notice and content will no longer be accessible to users.

If you use Dawsonera eBooks and have saved notes that you wish to keep, these need to be downloaded as soon as possible and saved safely.

We are hoping that the eBooks in our collection that are currently provided by Dawson will be continued to be made accessible by switching to alternative platforms. Further updates will follow.

Fixed Discover search error message


A fix has been made, which was affecting electronic links in Discover yesterday.

The deployment was made on the morning of July 7 2020. Please do not hesitate to ask for help accessing e-resources, you can contact us using our online chat service, just go to the Library homepage and click the ‘Ask the Library’ button.