EBSCO eBooks App being retired

Towards the end of May 2018, EBSCO will be retiring its eBooks App.

With the introduction of the EPUB format which allows for display modification and increased compatibility with screen readers amongst other features, the eBooks App will no longer be fit for purpose.

For any users who want to continue using an App to view their ebooks, EBSCO ebooks are compatible with the Bluefire Reader or any other app supported by Adobe Digital Editions.

Visit the EBSCO Help Site to view a guide on using EBSCO eBooks on mobile devices using the BlueFire Reader

Resource Trial – Sage Knowledge Video

LJMU is trialling ‘Sage Knowledge Video‘ for these 3 subjects
for 12 months until April 2019:

Criminology & Criminal Justice
Business & Management


Each collection includes a wide range of videos to support learning, teaching and research needs. Videos have searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

Take a look at these academic and Evidence-Based video collections today. Read more ‘About Sage Knowledge Video‘ and browse full lists of titles and Instructor Manuals.

MyiLibrary Platform Migration – 11th April 2018

From 11th April, the MyiLibrary platform will be migrating its e-book content to Ebook Central.

Users will see an interface change, but also need to be aware that any bookmarks or highlighting features will not transfer over as part of the migration. For books that have been read online and not downloaded, notes will be preserved.

Library Services apologise for the inconvenience this may cause

ScienceDirect – off-campus access issues

We are currently experiencing problems with off-campus access to ScienceDirect e-books and journals.

This problem has been reported to the publisher and we are hoping this will be resolved asap.

On campus access is working as normal so if you log onto the LJMU network from home via our Off-campus applications service then you should be able to access the e-book or journal article that you want via this route until the problem has been resolved.

Details on how to access the Off-campus Applications Service can be found at: https://www2.ljmu.ac.uk/ITHelp/software/118551.htm

Once logged into the LJMU network log onto Discover via the LJMU desktop internet link and search as normal or go direct to Science Direct via the Databases A-Z option on the Electronic Library:https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/library/resources/electronic-library

Athens problems – alternative access to electronic resources

We are having on going issues with Athens but you will be able to access a majority of LJMU electronic resources if you first log in to Off Campus Applications and then go to Discover or to Databases A-Z if you wish to search a particular database. This way you can access many of our resources without having to first log in to Athens.

Apologies for the inconvenience while Athens is unavailable.

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

Trial: Medical Services and Warfare

We are currently trialling Medical Services and Warfare until 19th February 2018.

Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.  The resource also includes more than 5000 manuscripts digitised from The Nightingale Papers held at The British Library

The resource is available on-campus only for the duration of the trial and PDF downloads will not be available.

Please let us have your feedback on this resource

New Trial: China – Trade, Politics & Culture

We are currently trialling China: Trade, Politics & Culture until 19th February 2018.

With documents encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, this resource collects sources from nine archives to give an incredible insight into the changes in China during this period.

The resource is available on-campus only for the duration of the trial and PDF downloads will not be available.

Please let us have your feedback on this resource

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

Take the Library Survey!

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Click here to take the library survey.

On Monday 13th November we’re launching our Library Survey.  We’re always striving to be the best we can be and to do that we want to know more about what really matters to our customers and where we can make things better.

This survey will ask you about several areas of library provision and for each one it will ask you to score them in three areas:

  • Minimum Service Level – what is the minimum level of service you would expect
  • Desired Service Level – what would you ideally like the level of service to be
  • Perceived Service Level – how do you think the library is performing at the moment

The results will be used to help us plan improvements to our services to better suit customer needs.

The Library Survey is open to students and staff alike and we’d like as many opinions as possible.   It should only take about five minutes to complete and there’s an option to enter a prize draw to win one of three £25 Amazon vouchers.

Help us be the best library we can be!