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 …

Scheduled maintenance to the Discovery Service – Publications page Read more »

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 …

Resolved: Problems accessing e-resources Read more »

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 …

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

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 …

Crimes of the “cite” button Read more »

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 …

Discovering reliable academic sources… by Pablo the Penguin Read more »

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 …

Discovery Service – expected performance issues (resolved) Read more »

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 …

Getting to electronic resources: the tyranny of choice Read more »

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 …

EBSCO no longer supports Internet Explorer 8 or 9 Read more »

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 …

More resources than ever before Read more »