500+ new Astronomy & Astrophysics ebooks from Cambridge University Press

Access over 500 new titles to read online or download for free.

Here are three examples to give a taste of what’s on offer:

Precision Cosmology : the first half million years (2017) follows developments in cosmology right up to the latest data analysis of big astronomical datasets.

Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Jeremiah Horrox (1859) gives an account of the life of one of Britain’s greatest astronomers and includes a translation of his major work, Venus in Sole Visa, a draft of the treatise on the transit of Venus which he correctly calculated and observed in 1639.

Alien life imagined (2012) tells the story of how our portrayal of extraterrestrial life has developed over the last two and a half thousand years.

Precision Cosmology       Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Jeremiah Horrox       Alien Life Imagined

Click on the cover image to go directly to the item via an authenticated link. Choose to download PDF, or send to Kindle, Google Drive or Dropbox.

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


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.

Oceans, Pain and Utilitarianism…

Just published: new titles on Oceans, Pain and Utilitarianism now available in the Very Short Introductions series.

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent introductions written by authors who are experts in their field. Click on the cover image to go to the item via authenticated link.







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.

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.


New Engineering Ebooks

New Built Environment and Civil Engineering ebooks now available from LJMU Library! Click on the cover image to go directly to the item via authenticated link.

Choose to download up to 10% of the book or search the content and read online.

To see more new titles available in print and electronic format, go to the subject support page for the Built Environment and Civil Engineering.

Building Construction Handbook

Building Construction Handbook

Building Measurement

Building Measurement


Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology

New Psychology Ebooks

New Psychology ebooks now available from LJMU Library!

Click on the cover image to go directly to the item via authenticated link. Choose to download the whole book (Child Development loaned for a day) or search the content and read online.

You can find more new titles in print and electronic format on the Natural Sciences and Psychology subject support pages .

Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

Child Development

Child Development: A Thematic Approach

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.