Library Services Roadshow: Reading Lists

Why not drop in to one of our Reading List Roadshows and be amazed by the interactive Reading List option available in your Canvas module!

Monday 25th February, 10-2pm, Careers Zone, James Parsons Building (Ground Floor)

Tuesday 26th February, 10-2pm, Redmond Building (Ground Floor)

Our interactive Reading lists are:

  • dynamic and effective
  • quick and easy to use
  • accessible via Canvas anytime, anywhere
  • easy to personalise with tags / notes
  • directly related to teaching and assessment
  • clear to read (see below)


Reading list roadshow example

“The reading list system easily connects students to the module content, plus e-books are readily available and supports students as they work on their assessments. It also allows me to bring the books up in class to direct students to the key readings.” (Dr Nicholas Wise, Senior Lecturer, EHC)

 “In essence it is a communication tool that allows academics and librarians to support learners effectively.” (Dr. Clare Milsom, Director of Teaching and Learning Academy.)

 Academic Liaison Librarians will be on hand at the Roadshows to demonstrate the service and answer your questions.

Further information is available on the Library Services Reading List web page.

‘appy Xmas

To celebrate Xmas we’re sharing three top apps that you can access at LJMU.

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Browzine – read e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface. Download the app from AppleGooglePlay or Amazon and save articles to your bookshelf.

PressReader – read the most recent 3 months of news from around the world. It is necessary to re-authenticate on-campus after 7 days. Download the app from Apple, GooglePlay or Amazon

Visible Body – Visual step-by-step introduction to the human body. Install the app from on-campus and it’ll work off-campus for 150 days after installation. Download the app from GooglePlay or Apple 

For more details and guidance on downloading the apps contact your Academic Librarian. or see the gDatabases A-Zuidance documents on Databases A-Z.

Happy Xmas

KeyLinks, our upgraded reading list management system, is now available!

With KeyLinks you can quickly create a list of resources for your students containing books, eBooks, book chapters, journal articles, links to webpages, and much more. Your reading list (available per module) lives in the module information area on Canvas and can be updated anytime. It can be filtered on tags that you choose to add e.g. topics/weeks etc. and provides an easy way for your students to access essential and recommended readings. (All existing reading lists, notes and tags on our old system, Rebus:List, have been transferred to KeyLinks). There is a user guide and we will be running workshops and demonstrations to support academic staff. If you have any questions about the upgraded system, or if you are new to reading list management software, please  contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or use the online LJMUHelpMe form. For further information please see Reading list service.


“Rebus:List” upgrade – notice for academic staff

The Library’s reading list software “Rebus:List” is being upgraded this summer to “KeyLinks”. What does this mean for academic staff?

  • From 22nd June access to Rebus:List will not be available
  • Your current reading lists, including notes and tags, will migrate across to the new system
  • New guidance materials will be created to help you use the new system
  • Reading list update sessions will be delivered to help you make the most of the new features
  • Provisional “Go Live” date is Monday 16th July, following a test period by Library staff. We will confirm the launch by email and social media

If you have any queries or concerns about the forthcoming upgrade please don’t hesitate to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or use the Helpdesk

If you want to find out more or have a sneak preview come and see us on the 5th Floor at the Teaching and Learning Conference!


Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – Scheduled Maintenance

The Box of Broadcasts Service will be completely unavailable between 11th and 13th June 2018. Programmes broadcast during the down-time will be available retrospectively for most channels.

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

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

Internurse and Intermid PDFs currently unavailable

We are currently experiencing problems with full-text access to articles from Internurse and Intermid.

PDF links are not working, users are advised instead to select the Fulltext option which will provide the fulltext html of articles.

The publisher are aware of the problems which are affecting all customers and are working on a resolution

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:

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