Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Westlaw - off campus access restored

We're happy to say we now have access to Westlaw from off campus again. Due to a technical problem we are still unable to use UoB usernames and passwords to access Westlaw but instead we have a shared username and password which you can access from the library catalogue.

Just click the Westlaw (off campus) link, and you'll be asked to login - you'll then see a page with the shared username and password for Westlaw. Westlaw will also ask you for a Client ID - this can be anything you choose.

Pleae let us know if you continue to have problems using Westlaw.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Westlaw problem - on campus access only

We are currently having a problem with off-campus access to Westlaw via the UK Access Management Federation link, although the on-campus link works OK.

Our provider is working on it and we hope it will be fixed soon.

VLEbooks downtime Tuesday 30th October 2018 - 5-5.30pm

We're expecting around 30 minutes of downtime for VLEbooks on Tuesday 30th October, starting at 5pm. During this time you will be unable to access the site.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

DISCOVER access problems - UPDATED

There are currently problems with some routes for accessing DISCOVER. We are currently investigating this. Meanwhile, the following link should get you DISCOVER successfully (using your normal username and password):

UPDATE at 1625, 2/10/18: the problem now seems to have been resolved. If you find any further problems with DISCOVER, please contact the library.

NewsBank special reports October 2018

NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes. They enable users to quickly locate information while helping them gain better insight into current global issues and events.

Following is a listing of ones that may be of particular interest at this time.

October Topics
Mental Health - Emotional Wellness Month
Issues in the News - Bullying Prevention Month
Natural Disasters
National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
World Economics

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events
Education Around the World
World Health
World Environment
World Politics and Government
School and Campus Security

Each Special Report features current and retrospective coverage with new articles added daily.

Special Reports are easily accessible from the left side bar on your online resource menu page, on search screens and the Other NewsBank Products link in full-text newspaper products.
This video shows you how to find Special Reports, what they are and how they can be used.