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

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!

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.

 

Library Services Prize Draw

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Follow LJMU Libraries on social media to stay up-to-date with Library services, get answers to your queries and find out what else we offer. LJMU students who follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or post a selfie as part of the Selfie Guided Tour, before 16th October will be entered into a prize draw (see below for Terms and Conditions) and could win a £50 Amazon voucher.

Library Services Prize Draw

Terms and Conditions

Follow or like LJMUlibrary on either Twitter or Facebook, or post a selfie as part of the Selfie Guided Tour before midnight on 16th October, and you could win a voucher.

The prize draw is only open to new followers of LJMULibrary who can be verified as LJMU undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The winner will be selected using the random number generator service from random.org.

The winner will be contacted via their LJMU email account and will be required to show their ID card as proof of their status and eligibility.

The voucher will be for Amazon, or another approved online retailer. No cash alternative is available.

The winner will be notified by 15th November

 

Scientific American now available!

Scientific American

As part of the JSTOR Life Sciences collection subscribed to by LJMU Library, the journal  Scientific American is now accessible online.

First published in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the US. Over the course of its history, the magazine has published articles by more than 150 Nobel Prize-winning scientists.

The interdisciplinary content is also valuable to researchers in the humanities and social sciences.  The full run of the journal from 1845 to 2012 is now available, with new content added each year.

New resource: Very Short Introductions

We now have access to more than 500 e-books from Oxford University Press. The Very Short Introductions collection contains a diverse range of subject areas and are designed to be the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Each text is written by experts in the field to combine facts, analysis and new ideas to make the topics accessible.

The collection is indexed in Discover, and available via Databases A-Z. Access is available both on and off-campus.