Archive for the ‘New resources’ Category

Library catalogue downtime on Tuesday 5th August

August 4, 2014

Due to essential maintenance, the library catalogue (My Account) will be unavailable during the morning of Tuesday 5th August, which means that book renewals and reservations will not be possible during that period. Apologies for any inconvenience this will cause. Other library electronic resources and and logging into electronic resource are unaffected.

We hope that everyone is having a lovely summer so far.


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.

New! Vogue Archive and Early European Books now available

June 2, 2014

It’s not often I get to tell you all about new resources, so hopefully you’ll all be as excited as I am about two new resources that we have just gained access to.

The Vogue Archive provides material for research into advances in fashion and culture. The archive provides searchable access to the archive of Vogue magazine (US version) from 1892, which contains over 400,000 pages. Pages from the magazine, including adverts, are available in full, and access to the most recent edition of Vogue is also available to allow comparisons between past and present to be made. The Vogue Archive is accessible via our A to Z list of electronic resources.

Early European Books (EEB) provides full-text access to books published in Europe up to 1700. EEB is comprised of four collections, each of which is from a different library collection or consortium of library collections. EEB is a searchable resource that provides high-resolution facsimile access to the books that also includes illustrations and maps. Also included are detailed descriptions of each of the books. For further details of what is included in this resource, take a look at EEB’s information pages. As with the Vogue Archive (and all of our electronic resources) EEB is available via our A to Z list of electronic resources.

We hope you enjoy using these new resources, and as ever, if you do have any problems with accessing electronic resources, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Subject Help Desk by e-mail, on the phone on 01204 903404 or visito us in person.

Difficulties accessing the library catalogue

April 22, 2014

We are experiencing difficulties accessing the library catalogue at the moment. The problems are being addressed by the suppliers, and it is hoped they will be resolved as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Electronic resource problems resolved!

February 27, 2014

The problems we were having with access to electronic resources yesterday appear to have been resolved,  and things are working as they should. As ever, if you have any problems accessing electronic resources, get in touch with the Subject Help desk by e-mail, or give us a ring on 01204 903404.

Problems with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus

February 24, 2014

What better way to start the week by letting you all know that there is a problem accessing both ScienceDirect and Scopus: neither are currently accessible. The problem has been reported and it is hoped that the problem will be resolved as soon as possible.

UBIR issues

January 9, 2014

I’m hoping that 2014 won’t be the year of multiple resource problems… It would appear that the University of Bolton Institutional Repository (UBIR) is down at the moment. We are not sure what is causing the problem, but it has been reported and hopefully it will be resolved as soon as possible.

On the subject of UBIR, some exciting developments are currently underway which include a brand-new interface for the repository. We are really looking forward to launching this and we are working hard behind the scenes to get it all in good shape. Watch this space for news of these developments!

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.

Happy World Book Day 2013!

March 7, 2013

It’s World Book Day today!  I mentioned our ever-expanding e-books collection this time last year, so this year, why not take a look at our New Additions to Library Stock feature on the library website. You may not realise that our stock is being added to all the time, with print books, e-books and other materials such as DVDs becoming available. The New Additions to Library Stock feature is updated regularly, and will show details of all of our new additions, and how you can access them.

Happy browsing!

New platform for Taylor and Francis e-books

September 11, 2012

Happy ‘new year’! Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know that every so often, and particularly, it seems, during the summer, resource providers make significant changes to their platforms. This summer has not been an exception, and we now have access to a new platform for Taylor and Francis, via which all of our 180 Taylor and Francis e-books are available. When accessing books via this platform, it is important to note that it is  not possible to restrict the view to University of Bolton titles in browse; it is, however, possible to do this when searching. Check the “full content access only” option at the bottom of list of available subjects.

I hope you you have all had a good summer. There are a number of important, and very exciting, changes afoot in the library, all of which will be reported either via this blog or by the main library website, so keep checking for updates!