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Not waving but drowning: 5 ways to learn to tackle assignments better

It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and

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A digital library in your pocket

With almost all our journals, ebook collections and hundreds of specialist subject databases available online through the Library website, you really do have a digital library you can carry in your pocket, almost all drawn together for you to explore

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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: 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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“Geography” limiter missing from Discovery Service

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.

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Scheduled maintenance: Discovery Service personal folders unavailable from 2-3 pm on Thursday 4th January 2018

Due to routine maintenance, personal folders on the Discovery Service will not be accessible between 2-3 pm on Thursday 4th January 2018 .  All other aspects of the Discovery Service should work as normal throughout.

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Scheduled maintenance to the Discovery Service – Publications page

EBSCO are performing scheduled maintenance to the Discovery Service Publications page (which lists our electronic journal holdings and suppliers) between 3-8 pm UK time on Wednesday 20th December.  During this interval this service may run slowly or experience interruptions.  We

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Resolved: Problems accessing e-resources

Update 29/11/17: Discovery and Ebook Central (Ebrary) are now working as normal again.   A number of students have experienced problems accessing our electronic resources (Discovery and Ebrary) this weekend, and have received the following error message: Error:NIDPMAIN.114C84112E1FCBD72070877029239A6B49E (NIDPLOGGING.300101036) Both

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When scientific study isn’t all that scientific… by Pablo the Penguin

This week I’ve found out a lot about “fake news”. I suppose this would be the popular term for it anyway. What I found out was that what appears to be fact when someone writes about it convincingly can turn

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Crimes of the “cite” button

Many electronic resources offer a happy little “cite” link that suggests what the resource provider thinks a reference for an article or ebook should look like.  It is tempting to believe everything they say, copy and paste it into your

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