There is an intermittent problem with EBSCO e-resources, including EBSCO ebooks, the electronic journals Publications Search (available through the Discovery Service), and the Discovery Service itself. If you receive an error message advising that an electronic resource provided by EBSCO is unavailable, this might be the reason. This problem is intermittent and so if you cannot access an electronic resource at one time, you might be able to access it later on. EBSCO are aware and working to solve this problem. We apologise to all those affected.
While the library staff were all at home eating turkey and pulling crackers, and most of our students were doing similar things, I was left here with only my over-sized penguin pal Pip for company. Read more ›
The DCQE Academic Skills Unit (ASK) and the Information Services IT Training Team are currently piloting free IT training for students over in St Andrews Court. The first courses on offer will cover Google Drive and Microsoft Excel. If you have ever found yourself in a panic trying to remember whether you saved a copy of your document or handling data is something you avoid, these courses are just right for you.
Click here to book your place.
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Join Greta Friggens for the CCI Referencing & research drop-in clinics starting running Tuesday to Friday (16-19 January) from 2-4 pm in Library Seminar Room 1 (Room 0.25). Bring your problem assignments and get expert help both finding the information you need and then referencing it.
Want access to an online resource filled with up to date news, articles, broadcasts and social media sources? Plus location specific articles from over 150 countries worldwide, and a full reference list for all bibliographic needs! Sound useful? Well a website such as this is currently on trial. Until the 6th February BBC monitoring will be available to all University of Portsmouth staff and students. Easy to use it can be accessed at http://monitoring.bbc.co.uk/login , once on the page you simply select Login Via Academic Institution, choose University of Portsmouth, enter your UoP Login details when prompted and begin.
With content specific sources and a detailed search bar this resource offers research support to a wide variety of courses such as, creative writing, journalism, geography media and many more! The resource also boasts a search saving tool that will notify you when any new results or articles are added saving you time. So follow the link and check out BBC Monitoring to see if it can help you. Please pass on any feedback or comments on the usefulness of this resource to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ebook Central will be unavailable from 6pm – midnight on Saturday 20th January for scheduled maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Update 15.01.18 – The laptop loans system is working normally again today. Thank you for your patience.
There is currently a problem with the laptop lockers in the library, which means that at present, the laptops are not loanable.
IS are working on the issue and we will update you accordingly.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
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Our Wiley Online ejournal content appears to be temporarily unavailable due to an unexpected login problem. Logging in to Wiley Online to access subscribed content leads to a perpetual loop back to the login screen. We have reported this problem to Wiley and hope it will soon be resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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The “Geography” limiter appears to have unexpectedly disappeared from the Discovery Service. The supplier, EBSCO, are working to restore it.
If you notice any other problems, please let us know.