New Trial: Independent World Cinema : Classic and Contemporary Film Collection

From today until 3/3/2018 students and staff can access a trial of a new collection of 376 films, Independent World Cinema.

The collection includes some of the most important films produced from the early 20th century to today. It turns the spotlight on three preeminent independent distributors—Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, and Oscilloscope. More than just a cinema studies collection, these films support subjects such as cultural history, psychology, gender studies, anthropology, theatre, African American studies, and more.

Some collection highlights:

Image result for la yuma movie     MURDER and murder Poster    People of the Wind Poster

La Yuma (2009) is the story of a girl from Managua, Nicaragua who dreams of becoming a boxer.

MURDER and murderer (1996) tells the story of two middle-aged women who become lovers and set up home together.

People Of The Wind (1976) is a documentary about the Babadi people of Southern Iran during their remarkable semi-annual migration across raging rivers and the Zagros Mountains.

Please give us your feedback on the collection, either via the comments below or through your Academic Liaison Librarian.

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 to express your interest.

We look forward to working with you!

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.

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.

Library Services Prize Draw


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

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


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.