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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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Planned maintenance of Proquest resources (29-30 July 2017)

ProQuest have announced planned maintenance work on the evening of Saturday 29 July.  The work is expected to take place between 8 pm on Saturday 29 July and 5 am on Sunday 30 July 2017. Some ProQuest products will be unavailable during

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Access Engineering ebooks now available via the Library catalogue

Access Engineering ebooks are now available via the Library catalogue as well as directly from the database or Discovery Service search, so there are now more ways to get to the ebooks you want. Photo by astro_matt

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Temporary alternative login for EasyBusiness

The normal login for EasyBusiness (also known as Kompass or EBOL) is temporarily unavailable. Workaround You will be automatically logged in as “Ms. University of Portsmouth”. Log out. Log back in using these credentials: Login: Password: jEgeg5bu8^mjd

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University attains Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status

The University has just been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status.  Only three other institutions in South East England have achieved this.  The report confirmed that the University delivers: “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students,” and that

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Doctoral theses now published to the Research Portal and EThOS

Our Doctoral theses are now being automatically published through the British Library electronic thesis service EThOS after they are uploaded to the University Research Portal, so now interested researchers can now search our theses alongside theses from all other UK universities and download the full-text as

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BoB upgrade (7-9 am on Friday 23rd June)

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be implementing an upgrade on Friday 23rd June 2017 between 7-9 am that will resolve the playback problems experienced by clients using some web browsers.  The fix will require some downtime for the BoB service during this interval.

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Planned disruption to My Account and Library catalogue (Wednesday 21 June 2017)

We will be upgrading our library management system next Wednesday 21 June between approximately 8-9 am. During this period, neither clients nor library staff will be able access to your library account, stock or shelf mark information, although you will

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