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Box of Broadcasts (BoB) currently unavailable

The video resource Box of Broadcasts, also know as BoB, is undergoing maintenance and is unavailable at the current time. We will update you when this resolved. If you need further information, please contact

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ScienceDirect only available on campus, through VPN or Web Proxy – resolved

Update 14.08.17 – The login process is now working. However, if you use the Sign In link at the top right of the screen, you are taken to the ScienceDirect home page and you will have to search for your

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Teaching corridor drinking fountain out of order

Update 11.08.17 – The drinking water fountain outside the Postgraduate Study Suite has now been replaced with a new stainless steel drinking fountain.  Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy this new and improved facility. We regret the drinking fountain outside

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ScienceDirect login problem

Update 02.08.17 – ScienceDirect is working normally again using the usual authentication methods.  You may need to clear your browser cache to restore access when you are working away from the University campus. A ScienceDirect login problem has been discovered by

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Library staff workshop: SciVal for academic staff

Dr Matt Walker (Elsevier) will lead workshops on 14 September 2017 exclusively for academic staff at the University of Portsmouth on the effective use of Elsevier’s SciVal research intelligence tool. He will cover the responsible use of metrics and best practice for

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University Library awarded NUS Impact Gold Award

We are very proud to have just been awarded the NUS Impact Gold Award for our work minimising our carbon footprint and supporting sustainable practices and service development.  Read more about the award here.

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Nature ejournal temporarily unavailable online

The journal Nature is currently undergoing essential maintenance and is temporarily unavailable online.  We regret that we have not been advised when online access will be restored.  If you need urgent access to an issue of Nature and are able

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Security error message in Firefox

When you log into the interlibrary loan request system, or other Library pages requiring authentication, using Firefox, you may get a security warning reporting that: “The information you have entered on this page will be sent over an insecure connection and

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Certain ProQuest databases temporarily unavailable

We regret that certain ProQuest databases, including ProQuest dissertations and theses – UK & Ireland and Proquest Historical Newspapers are currently not working.  ProQuest are working to resolve these problems as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding.

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University Archive is Jisc Archive of the Month – July 2017

The University Archive is this month’s Jisc Archives Hub Archive of the Month. Discover how our Archives help tell the story of the University as we celebrate our 25 year anniversary of gaining university status this Friday, 7 July in

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