Taylor & Francis Online site maintenance

Some functionality on the Taylor & Francis platform will be unavailable between 4.30am and 4.30pm on Tuesday 15 May due to scheduled maintenance.

Search, browse and reading articles should still be available, but some of the more advanced functionality may not.

Taylor & Francis apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Access to Cite The Right

Access to Cite Them Right is currently only available by logging in with your LJMU username and password.

Search for Liverpool John Moores University, then enter your login details.

The publisher is aware of the issue and are working to restore automatic access on-campus, which is affecting us and other universities

ICE Journals – more content available

For a number of years we have had access to a number of e-journals from the Institution of Civil Engineers. We added to this by acquiring the archive of journal articles dating from 1836-2002 for titles such as the Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers

We are now able to offer access to the core Current Engineering Collection of 30 titles which includes

These 30 journals are available on and off-campus (by logging in via OpenAthens with your LJMU username and password) and fully integrated and searchable via Discover. Why don’t you discover the most comprehensive civil engineering resource available.

 

Get more with IEEE

We are pleased to let you know that our IEEE Xplore subscription now includes:

  • the IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio, you can access the full report without charge at this link. This report is peer-reviewed by IEEE 802.11ba working group members. It meets the IEEE standard for quality and accuracy.
  • 50 titles from the Morgan & Claypool Computer & Information Systems (CIS) Collection. These titles cover subjects from topics such as Data Management, Human Centred Informatics, Data Mining and more. You can access these titles now on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. You can see a full list of the titles available in the collection, as well as reviewing collections five and six, also available at LJMU

Web of Science – available off-campus again

Web of Science is once again available off-campus by logging in with your LJMU username and password.

Please note: you may need to clear cookies and the cache of your browser due to previous failed accesses and any error pages that may be stored. Further information on clearing cookies and browser cache can be found at:

http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/faq/answers.html#Q6.4

Our Databases A-Z page will be updated to include the new link

Could you be a Library Champion?

We are looking for students to help us select and purchase our books!  But there’s a bit more to it than that of course…

We’d like our library champions to:

Contribute to the development of library collections and services

Listen to the views of other students and feed back to the library

Respond to student views on the availability of resources

Meet with the relevant Academic Liaison Librarian

Collate and communicate feedback on Library Services

Act as a sounding board for library proposals

Promote Library Services to your fellow students

Spend a small budget on library resources (minimum of £500)

In return for:

  • An opportunity to influence library decision-making
  • Transferable skills development in advocacy, negotiation, budgeting and promotion
  • Having a fast method of ordering library materials
  • A role to add to your CV
  • To feel empowered and valued by the University

We’ll work closely with you throughout the project, providing all materials and guidance.  And don’t worry about it interfering with your studies – although some time will be needed, we don’t want to detract from your work.

Interested?  Then please drop an email by 15th December to v.stevenson@ljmu.ac.uk to express your interest.

We look forward to working with you!

British Standards – Access issues

We are currently experiencing off-campus access issues with British Standards, with  reports that some users are unable to access the service on-campus.

The issue has been reported to British Standards, but please try off-campus applications as an alternative access method

Learn more about Law: Trial to Practical Law

Library Services has set up a trial to Practical Law which will run until Sunday 24th December.

The resource will only be available on-campus for the purposes of the trial.

Whether your interest is in construction law, family law, tax or property all areas of law are covered.

Have a look and let us know what you think

Trial to Gale Reference Complete

We have set up a month-long trial to Gale Reference Complete. The trial will run till 13th December.

Millions of pages of primary source material, e-reference and journal articles are made available across the platform providing rich and relevant information to enhance your learning experience and research.

Let us know if you have any comments or queries.

 

ISURV launches new look!

ISURV is a key resource for Built Environment RICS accredited undergraduate and post-graduate programmes: Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Real Estate, Construction Management and Project management.  This RICS resource is an important repository for industry practice documents such as contracts, codes of practice, specifications and related information.  ISURV has just launched a new, easy to use interface that allows you to navigate your way to the documents you wish to view and continues to offer both simple and advanced search options.

ISURV is available via our Databases A-Z page on the Electronic Library.  To access ISURV from off-campus you will need the username and password.  Please note that the username and password has recently changed so  make sure you have the latest login details to make the most of this resource.