QMUL offers students and staff a range of books, journals, databases and media in electronic formats. These can be found through the library home page using the search box and the E-journals & Databases list and can be accessed on or off campus on a variety of devices.
- Westlaw UK will be switching to a new platform. The old Westlaw will run in parallel to the new one until the 6th August 2019, so no need to worry about losing saved links or learning to use a new platform right before exams! The New Westlaw will offer a better interface and a more personalised experience. You can trial it here (for off campus access: below the login screen click 'Access through academic institution' and select your university from the list. This will take you through to the Shibboleth login screen. You only need your QM login details for that.)
- O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform (former Safari Books) now with even more resources, including video courses and books. To gain full access simply log in with your QM email address.
- We subscribed to two new journal collections from Taylor & Francis. You can find a title list and more information about the Science & Technology Library (+500 journals) here, and about the Social Science & Humanity Library (+1,400 journals) here. You can search journals here or on our catalogue.
- Faculti Art Archives - Faculti aims to communicate research in video format in an accessible language. There are talks from experts on visual arts, theatre, performance, fashion and many other subjects.
Emerald Insight is moving to a new platform. Saved search alerts that are currently included in the My Profile section will not be migrated to the new platform. The following will be transferred: favourited content and alerts - digest and subject, subject area news, MARC record updates, table of contents, citation and EarlyCite.
Between 19:00 on 20/6/19 and 06:00 on 21/6/19 IT Services plans to carry out essential maintenance work. The catalogue will still be available but there will be no Real Time Availability lockup, and you won't be able to place holds.
Wolters Kluwer's resources are currently offline due to a malaware on their servers. You can follow their status updates on twitter.
BMJ access issues: there is problem with a third party service used by the BMJ to provide access to institutions. They are working on it, but in the meantime users can get off campus access by going to the e-journals & databases page, scrolling down to BMJ Best Practice and using that link to reach the Best Practice site. Users have to log in twice, the first on a standard QM login page and a second time with a personal account. Using a QM email address to register, if you don't already have an account, will give you full access. Using Shibboleth (institutional access) does not seem to be working.
All Gale databases (17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900, Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985) will be unavailable off campus for a short time while we set up a new access method.