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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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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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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Update 07.11.16 – EBSCO resources are now all working normally again.  Thank you for your patience. Resources from EBSCO, including the Discovery Service, are running unusually slowly today.  This is a general problem being experienced by all institutions.  EBSCO are working to resolve …

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Ever wondered about the events that led up to one fateful 5th November so famed for its “gunpowder, treason and plot” that it spawned children’s rhymes and a celebration that still sees people burning bonfires – some still with effigies of the eponymous …

I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot… Read more »

Update 14.09.16 – We are pleased to report that Information Services have now rectified this problem.  All our electronic resources and online reading lists should be working normally again.  If you experience any further problems, please do not hesitate to contact …

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Update 31.08.16 – The Library services affected by the upgrade are now working normally. On Tuesday, 30th August the following services will be disrupted all day due to a major Library upgrade: Library Catalogue: there will be no availability information, working …

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Not all journals are equal.  This has long been known but in the past the difference has only been that some were more prestigious than others.  More recently, new publishers have appeared who appear on the surface to be professional companies …

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Update 09.03.16 – The catalogue is available again but further maintenance tomorrow morning will mean it will be unavailable again for a short period from 8 am tomorrow (Thursday, 10 March). Due to essential server maintenance, we regret the Library …

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