Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bloomsbury E-Books added to DiscoverEd


All of our recent Bloomsbury e-book collection purchases have now been added to DiscoverEdSee the full list here.

Collections purchased include:  Anthropology Archive 1993-2013, Anthropology 2014, Biblical Studies 2013, 2014, Christian Doctrines Archive 1988-2013, Christology Archive 1982-2011, Churchill Collection, International Critical Commentary 1901-2014, International Relations Archive 1998-2013, Political Theory and Philosophy Archive 1998-2013, Politics and International Relations 2014, Politics Archive 1993-2013, Religious Studies Archive 2008-2012, Religious Studies 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Religious Studies 2015 collection titles will be added to DiscoverEd as new titles become available.

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Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

Access issue – Springer website

As reported earlier on twitter, there are access issues to Springer content – both e-books and e-journals.  The publishers have now restored Shibboleth authentication which means all users can now access content again.

To access the Springer content via Shibboleth authentication, click the sign up/log in link located at top right corner of any Springer webpage and follow the on-screen instructions for Shibboleth.

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Springer continue to work on IP address/EZProxy authentication.  UPDATE – all technical problems fully resolved 29/9/15



Cambridge University Press E-Book Additions – September

CBO-logo-600x63 (new)A further 130 monographs and 32 coursebooks have been made available in September.  A list of the additions can be found at the links below.  These are now available via DiscoverEd.

September Monograph Additions

September Coursebooks Additions

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

Sage Knowledge E-Books – New Additions

SAG-Knowledge_Logo_PMSWe have added a further 147 Sage e-books to DiscoverEd.  Subject areas primarily Education and Psychology. See the new additions list here.

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

Palgrave Connect E-Books – New Additions

new-connect-logoOver 600 new e-books from Palgrave have been added to DiscoverEd.  Subject areas include:  Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Education, History, Language & Linguistics, Literature, Media & Culture, Political Science Collection, International Relations & Development, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theatre & Performance.

A title list of the new additions can be viewed here.

We now have access to over 6,600 e-books on the Palgrave Connect platform, these can be browsed at this link

Open Book Publishers Library Membership

logoThe Library has recently taken out membership to Open Book Publishers (OBP).  OBP are an open access publisher, primarily for humanities and social sciences but now expanding into other disciplines.  Further info. about their vision can be found here.  Currently there are 63 books available with a further 12-18 to be published during the next 12 months.  A list of the e-books currently available can be found here.  New titles will be added to DiscoverEd.

Library membership provides students/staff and alumni with the right to freely download any digital edition format of any title from their website.  Library Membership also provides a 15% discount (to staff/student/alumni) on any printed edition of their titles, purchased from their website.

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British Newspapers Part III and IV – 1780-1950

bnws-webWe have recently purchased British Newspapers Part 3 and 4 – 1780-1950.

British Newspapers Part III contains  the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Leeds Intelligencer, Yorkshire Gazette, Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury.

British Newspapers Part IV contains the Evening Telegraph, Yorkshire Gazette, Nottingham Evening Post, Illustrated Times, Edinburgh Evening News, Chester Chronicle, Cheltenham Chronicle, Cambridge Independent Press, Belfast Morning News, Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, and Aberdeen Journal.

See the factsheet for more details as well as related newspaper packages we have previously purchased.

There is an entry for “British Newspaper Archive” on our main AZ list as well as the subject AZ lists for History and Newspapers.  Individual newspapers titles will be added to DiscoverEd soon.

Mass Observation Parts III and IV now available

We have recently purchased two extra collections within Mass Observation – Mass Observation Parts III and IV.  Access this resource via the database A-Z list and DiscoverEd.

Detailed information about the contents of Mass Observation can be found at and a quick tour of the resource is shown in the YouTube clip below.