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.

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.

African American Newspapers

We are currently trialling African American Newspapers Series 1 and 2

A one-of-a-kind record of African American history, culture, and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Explore African American Newspapers  Series 1, 1827-1998 and Series 2, 1835-1956
  • Covers life in the Antebellum South through the Civil Rights movement and more
  • Based upon James P. Danky’s African-American Newspapers and Periodicals

Access is available until Sunday 26th March 2017, and is available on-campus only for the duration of the trial.

Let us know what you think of this resource as a potential purchase

More than a passing interest in education?

EducationSource_Masthead_WebThen this may be the resource you need!

Free trial until 20th March!

Education Source covers all levels of education—from early childhood to higher education—as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Take advantage of the free trial to find research and articles from over 1900 full text education journals, books and texts.
Education Source can be found from the Electronic Library web pages, Discover and our databases A-Z lists.
Log in with your university username and password on and off site.

Try it out and let us know what you think.


Events that shaped the world: South Africa 1948 – 1980


Many key events and personalities shaped South Africa during the post war period 1948 – 1980. Apartheid_South_AfricaWe have set up a trial (until 5th December) for onsite access to the database Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980.

Find out more about the major events, players and organisations  that shaped the  future of South Africa.
If you are looking for information on topics such as international relations, anti-apartheid organisations, resistance or sanctions, then this could be the resource for you!

Access the  Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980 database  here when working on the LJMU site.
The archive contains documents, biographies, trial information, essays and items such as diplomatic dispatches in the collections.

Give it a go and let us know how you get on.

Time to explore IBIS World!

worldIf you are looking for business reports, industry statistics, market information or research reports, why not try IBIS World? We now have a free on site trial running until 19th December.

IBIS World is an industry and market reports database covering UK, US, China and Australia.

Numerous manufacturing industries are covered in the reports – from food to cars, agriculture, utilities, retail and construction. You can use IBIS World Industry Reports to help you understand markets, competitors, benchmarking, forecasting, business valuations and much more!

You will need to be on site at LJMU to get access using this link to IBISWorld

Reports can be downloaded as PDFs. You may have to register first before you can access the reports.

Take a look and let us know what you think!

Art and architecture …from town to country, large to small….

dragon artExplore our latest two collections for Art and Architecture now on trial until 27th November 2014.
1.  Art &Architecture Complete [from EBSCO]
Full text coverage from around 380 journals,over 220 books and thousands of images covering a wide range of subjects from landscape design, art history, interior design and even antiques!
You will need to be on campus to access this resource.

2. Art and Architecture Archive [from Proquest]
A full text archive of magazines with key research materials from late 19th to 21st century covering fine arts, interior design, photography architecture and much more.

Available through the Electronic library databases A-Z list and Discover.

Which do you prefer?

Take a look and let us know how you get on.


New Trial! Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine

asem jnlWe have just set up   a trial to the journal Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine.

The trial is available at : http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asma/asem
The journal is also listed in our Electronic Library e journals  A-Z list.

The trial runs until 8th January 2015.

Try it out and let us know how you get on!

Built Environment students – trial to new resource

We currently have the following printed works which we are proposing to replace with LocalLaw online

  • Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice
  • Encyclopedia of Housing Law and Practice
  • Woodfall’s Law of Landlord and Tenant

Therefore we have arranged a trial to Local Law covering the following modules

  • Housing
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Planning

To access go to: http://www.localaw.co.uk

username and password are required to access the resource during the trial period

Let us know what you think