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Routledge Handbooks

You won’t spot them if you walk into the building, but we’ve added an exciting new collection of ebooks that you might want to explore. 165 Routledge Handbooks can now be found by searching the catalogue (search for “routledge handbook”

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Academic writing using mind maps

We’ve mentioned mind maps before on this blog and still find them a useful tool. We’ve recently come across this rather useful blog post which covers using mind mapping software for academic writing: https://writingpad.our.dmu.ac.uk/2018/04/18/using-mind-mapping-software-to-teach-academic-writing/ Although it’s aimed at using them

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A reminder about copyright

We pay for access to thousands of e-journals, e-books and electronic databases, which you can use for your studies and research. With such a lot of information out there, it can be easy to forget that we all have to

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Historical gleanings on Government House

Ever wondered how there was room for such a spacious library with park surrounding it in the middle of the urban sprawl that is Portsmouth? The answer might surprise you… 

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Wireless network refurbishment (15 February)

On Thursday 15 February, contractors will be replacing the high level wireless access points in Area 2B, the OA computing rooms, pooled space teaching rooms and the Postgraduate Suite.  Disruption to wireless access should be minimal.  A scissor lift will be required for

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The A-maze-ing history of a Southsea mansion

Occasionally several things come together from disparate places to form the “perfect” enquiry. Last week, a staff training session, a TV series, databases and a few books came together in exactly this way.

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Pharmacy e-textbook changing platform today

Essentials of anatomy and physiology by Gerald J. Tortora, an important Pharmacy e-textbook, is moving platform today from ProQuest to DawsonEra.  This change follows a change of contract between the publisher (Wiley) and the e-textbook platform providers.  The new link will be published on the

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Publications finder not working properly

A problem has occurred with the publication finder search in the Discovery Service.  Susbcription dates and links to content are not displaying properly.  The supplier are working hard to resolve it.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Resolved: Researcher login to PURE temporarily unavailable

Update 23.01.18 – PURE is working normally again.  Thank you for your patience. We have received notification that PURE users are unable to connect to the system.  Information Services are currently investigating the problem and will advise when users are

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Resolved: Ebook Central ebooks unavailable to read online

Update 22.01.17 – Normal service has been restored.  It is once again possible to read all our ebooks online.  Thank you for your patience. Online reading access to Ebook Central is temporarily unavailable.  Institutions across the country are similarly affected. 

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