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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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Resolved: Intermittent problem accessing EBSCO e-resources (including EBSCO ebooks and the Discovery Service)

Update 25.01.17 – This problem has been resolved, although a similar problem limited to the electronic journals publications search appears to have recurred today.  This has been reported under a separate service status update.  We apologise for any inconvenience this

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Netflix and Krill (or, What I did during the Xmas vacation) by Pablo the Penguin

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.

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CCI referencing & research drop-in clinics (16-19 January)

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

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Scheduled maintenance on Ebook Central (Saturday 20 January)

Ebook Central will be unavailable from 6pm – midnight on Saturday 20th January  for scheduled maintenance.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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