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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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Discovering reliable academic sources… by Pablo the Penguin

I’ve been taking my research much more seriously lately. It’s time I made some progress – I can’t let Pip keep rampaging through the Library like this for much longer, it’s far too distracting for the poor students! After the

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Discovery Service – expected performance issues (resolved)

Update 23.10.17 – The Discovery Service and full text finder links are all now working normally again.  Thank you for your patience. The Discovery Service may run unusually slowly over the next few days.  The supplier, Ebsco, is working to resolve

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Getting to electronic resources: the tyranny of choice

Choice is usually seen as a good thing but when you just want to get into an electronic resource, having to choose which link button to click on to get to an article more often than not simply gets in

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EBSCO no longer supports Internet Explorer 8 or 9

If you are using an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, please be aware that at least one of our biggest electronic resource suppliers EBSCO, have now ceased to support IE 8 and 9 on security grounds.  Browser versions currently

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More resources than ever before

We realise that study is not limited to formal library work but can instead expand to fill the cracks in your day and that you therefore want to be able to read and study wherever you can, so we have

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Finding free journal articles outside the Library

Choosing either one of the “Full Text Online Only” or “Full Text (Online and Print)” options in the Discovery Service will ensure you only ever see materials that you can access from the Library.  Some of the more specialist databases

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Publications search not working in Discovery (resolved)

Update 24.01.17 – The Discovery Service is working normally again.  Thank you for your patience. Searches for journal titles in the Discovery Service have begun to return a “No results were found” error message, even for journals we hold in stock.  We have contacted

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Full Text links in Google Scholar not working (resolved)

Update 21.12.16 – The FullText@Portsmouth links have reappeared in Google Scholar today and appear to be working again. Update 15.12.16 – Ebsco are working with Google to re-establish working FullText@Portsmouth links.  Ebsco tentatively predicts that these links will begin working again from

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Eyes right! (for Credo Reference)

Whether or not you get a Research Starter above your search results in the Discovery Service (each a little nugget of encyclopedic insight – click here for more on these), on the right-hand side of the screen you will find

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