Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an off-air recording and media archive service. It allows you to record TV and radio programmes scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels. In addition, you can watch programmes from the archive, create clips, and compile your favourite shows into playlists.


Access is available through the above link or from A-Z database list, by connecting to the BoB website. You will be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library HelpDesk on extension 27200 or email

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Nexis News Service Trial

Nexis is an online service for business research. You can search over 35,000 international sources as well as view the latest news and market reports. Features include:
  • Company, demographic, and country information
  • Basic level and advanced search functions
  • A variety of newspaper archives from the last 30 years


Use the right-hand link to connect to this trial, and please tell us what you think of this database by using our  feedback form.
Before accessing the database, you will be asked to read and accept the terms and conditions.
Please note, trial e-resources can only be accessed on-campus.

Monday, 17 June 2013


The latest issue of Assemblage, the Department of Archaeology's own peer reviewed journal, is now available to view. The journal is run by postgraduates in the department and features contributions from doctoral students and early career researchers to established academic staff. You can access it through Starplus

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Upgrades to Library Systems in June

The Library will be upgrading many of its back-office systems between 14th and 21st June.  Whilst we aim to keep disruption to a minimum during this transition period, certain Library services will be affected.  We aim to have services in operation by Friday 21 June.
We'll be posting regular updates on the library system transition webpages, on this blog, and via our Twitter feed
From Friday 14th June, certain features of StarPlus will be temporarily unavailable:
  • Online Renewals:  If you wish to renew books during the transition period, please email us at, call the Library Helpdesk 0114 222-7200, or visit an information desk at any library site.  
  • Requests: It will not be possible to place requests via StarPlus but if you wish to request a book please go to any of the Library desks and fill in a reservation card. We will make your request as soon as the new systems are in place.
  • myResource lists service will continue to be available, however links to StarPlus may be affected. 

The processing of interlibrary requests will be delayed during the transition period, but we will process all requests as soon as possible. If you have any interlibrary loan items on loan to you and you are likely to be away from The University please return these before you leave.