Friday, 21 December 2007

Cambridge companions to literature & classics

If you suddenly find you don't have all the books you need over the Christmas holidays, take a look at the Cambridge Companions to literature and classics - a collection of ebooks containing over 1400 essays on major authors, periods and genres. You'll need to login to MUSE to gain access.

There is a vast collection of full text Cambridge Companion ebooks available on everything from Arthur Miller to Chaucer, Christopher Marlowe to Margaret Atwood. There are also more general guides such as Eighteenth-Century Poetry, and Feminist Literary Theory, so whatever modules you are currently studying you are bound to find some useful material here.

See you in 2008!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Using library electronic resources over the Christmas break

Many of you will need to access electronic library resources while you're at home over Christmas, but accessing them can sometimes work differently when you are off campus.
Here's a few tips in case you get stuck.

ALWAYS access ebooks, ejournals and databases by logging into MUSE and going to the 'library' tab. See here for more information about on and off campus access.

If you are having problems accessing ejournals, there is help available on the library website. Each publisher / supplier is listed with some advice on how you can gain access with screen shots to guide you through.

If you are still having problems, don't give up! It's always worth trying again later in case a problem on the supplier's side has been resolved.

But if you are still having trouble after that, please let us know so we can try and fix it. Email us at (though please note library staff will not be available from 24th December until 2nd January).

The Information Commons will be open throughout the Christmas break on a self-service basis.

Happy Christmas!