950+ New Computing ebooks

See some examples below, just click on the cover image to go directly to the item via authenticated link. Choose to read online, search within the book online or download each chapter or the whole book as PDF or ePUB .

When off campus look for an option to login with your LJMU username and password.

Find more ebooks by searching your topic in Discover then tweak your results by Book + Full Text Online.

Test and trial Nature Astronomy

Nature_Astronomy_thumbnailYou have until 16th October 2017 to test a possible new resource for the Library collection. 

Explore a new online journal from Nature Research, Nature Astronomy and find research across astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science – with the aim of fostering closer interaction between the researchers in each of these areas. 

Read the current September 2017 issue, search by keyword through past editions, browse latest research or read the news and comments.

We look forward to reading your feedback, either via the comments or your departments subject librarian.

Need Research Methods to hand?

Sage Researhc MethodsAvailable via Databases A-Z, find the direct link to answer your research methods and statistical questions.

No log-in is required on campus, if off site just enter your LJMU username and password.

Relevant across all disciplines, Sage Research Methods is an authoritative resource for planning, key concepts and data collection guidance.


Need to get access to U.S. Declassified Documents?

Test our trial of USDDO to explore a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

The collection brings together the most sensitive documents from all the presidential libraries and numerous executive agencies in a single, easily searchable database. Browse intelligence studies, policy papers, diplomatic correspondence, cabinet meeting minutes, briefing materials, and domestic surveillance and military reports.

You can then filter your search results by document type, issue date, source institution, classification level, and date declassified as well as other document characteristics.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this possible new resource before the trial ends on 5th May 2017.

Test and trial Associated Press Online

AP coverYou have until 5th May 2017 to test a possible new resource for the Library collection. 

Explore the Associated Press Collection Online and find manuscripts, monographs and newspapers from the AP Archives and AP Image archive.

Drill down to find news analysis, human interest stories and entertainment and sports reporting. Perhaps you’d rather browse through the U.S. City Bureaus Collection  and Washington D.C. Bureau Collection for American political and social history? Or perhaps explore the Middle East Bureaus Collection spanning 1967-2005 or the European Bureaus Collection to provide insight and evidence of international relations?

Trial this potential new resource and access the twentieth century’s news — and the stories behind it.

We look forward to reading your feedback, either via the comments or your departments subject librarian.

New Computer Science Ebooks

9781627052092_cover.fhmxLJMU Library now has access to the Morgan & Claypool Computer Science ebook collection, available from the IEEE Xplore Ebook Library.

We also have access to Computing and Information Science collections 5 & 6 (2013-15) and all of the IEEE Wiley books from 1974-2016.

All the books are DRM free, so you can download, print and save them. Browse the collection at IEEE Xplore.

Test and trial Orbis online


You have until 24th April 2017 to help build the Library collection by testing a current trial of two finance and business resources Orbis and Orbis Europe.

These online resources offer authoritative company and financial information across the globe. Search for individual Executive contact details and company turnover data or drill down to patent ownership details.

Please note that you’ll need to be on campus to test these trials.

We look forward to reading your feedback, either via the comments or your departments subject librarian.

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.

Resource Trial: Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda

We are currently trialling Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda which is available on-campus until 12th April 2017

This is a collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.

Please note that for the duration of the trial it is not possible to download any content.

Your feedback is very welcome