Archive for the ‘E-books’ Category

ProQuest Ebook Central now accessible from Discover@Bolton!

November 7, 2016

I like to get the week off to a good start… ProQuest Ebook Central titles are now accessible from Discover@Bolton.


New electronic resources for this academic year: ProQuest Ebook Central and Drama Online

November 1, 2016

Some great resource news! We are pleased to be able to tell you that we have recently taken out subscriptions to two resources: ProQuest Ebook Central and Drama Online.

ProQuest Ebook Central is a multi-disciplinary ebooks platform that provides access to over 130,000 full-text ebooks covering a wide range of topics. Books can be read on screen or downloaded either in full or by the chapter. For further details on the quantities that can be downloaded at any one time, see the help section and FAQs within ProQuest Ebook Central. To access ProQuest Ebook Central, click on this link or the link within the  A to Z list of electronic resources; records will appear in both the catalogue and Discover@Bolton in due course.

Drama Online is a database that provides contextual guides and criticism for a wide range of dramatic works from wide range of authors. The University of Bolton has access to the Bloomsbury and Faber Collection. To access Drama Online, click on this link, the A to Z list of electronic resources or head to the relevant Subject Guide.

We hope you find these resources useful, and value any feedback you may have.


MyiLibrary working again

September 27, 2016

Access to MyiLibrary has been restored and you should be able to access the service as normal.

Problems accessing MyiLibrary

September 26, 2016

What would the start of the new academic year be without a resource problem…? We are experiencing difficulties accessing MyiLibrary this morning. The problem is affecting all users and is currently being worked on by the suppliers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers now available

August 17, 2015

OAPEN-UK, a project funded by JISC and the AHRC that has been set up to investigate the issues surrounding the publication and availability of monographs and to provide a roadmap for the future of this type of publication, has created a guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social sciences researchers. The guide is available to download here.

  • The aims of OAPEN-UK, which is linked with the European OAPEN project, are as follows:

  • undertake a real time pilot with HSS scholarly monograph titles

  • establish what challenges each stakeholder faces in the open access scholarly monograph environment

  • gather and evaluate a wide range of data to explore the challenges and how they might be addressed

  • analyse usage and sales data with publishers to help ascertain what an open access business model might look like

  • assess the attitudes and perceptions of the authors, researchers, publishers and readers to open access scholarly monographs

  • explore the route of funding and the systems and processes required to support this

  • develop recommendations to aid the discovery of open access scholarly monographs

  • promote awareness of the issues and challenges of open access monographs

  • share the results of OAPEN-UK and disseminate the findings at an international level


The publication of open access books presents a number of challenges, and it is hoped that the outcomes of the OAPEN-UK project will go a long way to address these challenges.

The good news is that achieving open access for journal articles is a little simpler, and here at the University of Bolton journal articles, conference papers and reports can be made open access by depositing the work in UBIR. Research in UBIR is open access and discoverable both via search engines such as Google, Google Scholar and the Library’s new Discover@Bolton service. Many publishers allow the deposit of full-text research in repositories. Moreover, any research that it to be submitted for REF2020 must be made open access: deposit in UBIR will fulfil this requirement, which has been set by HEFCE. For further information, contact the UBIR Team.

More to see in Credo!

June 17, 2014

We have recently expanded our Credo collection to include over 600 reference titles, 500 more than previously! The range of titles available covers a multitudeof topics and we do hope this will prove to be a useful resource. To access Credo, visit the library homepage, and go to ‘C’ in the A to Z list of electronic resources.

Zetoc available again, but Taylor and Francis books are now not working

November 21, 2013

It never rains…

The Zetoc service is available again. However, the service should be considered at risk while the cause of the earlier problem is investigated and may be subject to intermittent disruption.

Taylor and Francis e-books are currently unavailable. The problem has been reported and it is hoped that it will be resolved as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Taylor and Francis e-books experiencing problems

November 19, 2013

We are currently experiencing problems accessing our Taylor and Francis e-books. The problem is being looked at and it is hoped it will be resolved as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Continuing problems with Dawsonera e-books

November 5, 2013

Unfortunately, we are still experiencing problems using Dawnsonera e-books. The problems are being looked at and it is hoped that these will be resolved as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Farewell to the OpenAthens button…

October 7, 2013

Those of you who are used to accessing our electronic resources will be aware that it has not been necessary to login to OpenAthens to access resources for quite some time. The button for OpenAthens on the right-hand side of the library website (under quick links) is now redundant, and will be disappearing at the end of this month. But do not worry! You will still be able to access electronic resources by going to either the A to Z list of resources or the Resources by Subject pages, where you will find instructions on how to access each of our resources.

If you have any queries about accessing resources, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the the Subject Help Desk.