Monday, 12 October 2020

Emerald platform scheduled downtime 15 October 2020 4-5pm BST

We have been warned of scheduled maintenance to the Emerald platform on 15 October 2020 between 4 and 5pm BST

There will be no access to ebooks or ejournals from Emerald during this time. This will affect any resources with in the URL.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

IEEE Xplore unavailable

 IEEE Xplore is temporarily unavailable, hopefully they will fix the problem soon.This will affect any resources with in the URL.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Top searches in DISCOVER September 2020

Some very topical searches in DISCOVER over the last month 

NewsBank Special Reports October 2020


October 2020
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
Issues in the News - Global Diversity Awareness Month
Mental Health - Emotional Wellness Month
World Health - Coronavirus
National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
Education Around the World

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events
World Economics
World Politics and Government
U.S. Presidential Campaign - 2020
World Environment
Science and Health in the News

Each Special Report features current and retrospective coverage with new articles added daily. There are over 60 Reports to be sure the information you need is always available.
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.


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

MyBedsLife app update

 We have updated the MyBedsLife app. If you have already downloaded it, please check in your mobile app store for an update. If you're having trouble logging in, please try reinstalling it before contacting SID for help. Find out more at

Monday, 7 September 2020

Top searches in DISCOVER in August

 This is what you've all been searching for in DISCOVER over the last month:

Wiley ejournals problem

 There is currently a problem with the Wiley ejournal site.  Wiley are working to fix this as soon as possible.