Trial: Al Manhal Database (Arabic Sources/Data) until 20/07/19

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Al Manhal database (Arabic sources and data) until 20th July 2019.

The following subject collections are included in the trial:

Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Business & Economics

Access Al Manhal (University login required off campus)

After trying this resource please leave your comments to let us know what you think about it:

WestLaw new interface scheduled for late Summer 2019

Westlaw is launching a new platform in August 2019. University of Liverpool staff and students can preview the new platform here. The first time you access the new platform you’ll be prompted to set up a OnePass account to enable you to use the personalisation features on the new site. Please register for OnePass using your Liverpool email address to ensure access. Westlaw have advised that the old platform will be switched off on 5th August 2019. We are currently working with service providers to move links to our Westlaw resources.

Access the new WestlawUK platform

You can also comment on the new platform here:

Library Trials for Comment

Library Trials for Comment
Please note you can always see an updated list of current trials (databases/collections/journals) being reviewed at UoL.
Any students or staff/faculty can comment on trials to contribute to decision making on purchasing by visiting the trials blog at

See the link ‘Add a Comment’ after visiting the trial news item on the trials blog:

You can also see a link to the trials blog on the homepage of the Library for Online Programmes (‘New Trials/Databases’ in the news box in the upper part of the homepage). educational and technical video database

The University has obtained access to providing video instruction across a range of academic and technical fields. allows you to view individual video or for viewing a range related video across a whole Lynda ‘course’. Lynda also provides video on qualitative and quantitative research methods and statistics applications such as SPSS and Nvivo. requires your UoL (MWS) login for access: also allows for creating direct links or embedding individual video or courses (see the ‘Share’ tool in the top-right area when viewing a video or Lynda course:

You can access from the homepage of the Library for Online Programmes, from the ‘Media‘ page (listing instructional/academic video sources), or Library Training pages (e.g. the Library Video page).

Please contact the Librarian for Online Programmes for further advice on this resource.

Cite them Right (online interactive referencing textbook) updates

Cite them Right, our online interactive referencing textbook have been working on some new developments for Cite them right for the upcoming academic year and are delighted to share these with you!

To access Cite them Right visit the Library for Online Programmes Referencing page or go direct to

  • New homepage: We have developed a ‘new-look’ homepage to modernise the look and feel of Cite them right and allow us to better sign-post helpful content.
  • Popular pages: provides speedy access to the most frequently referenced sources or article pages
  • Animated video guides
  • Bookmarking functionality: bookmark favourite parts of the site, allowing you to quickly and easily navigate to those pages
  • Editor’s highlights and Advice from the experts: draws more attention to key articles from the ‘Basics’ section, encouraging students to learn about the fundamentals of referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • ‘Browse by referencing style’ menu: a new menu that provides direct and upfront access to the most relevant source type pages within any of the referencing styles covered in Cite them right
  • Common questions on referencing: editorially curated answers to some of the most frequently asked questions posed by students
  • Referencing tutorial: We are putting the finishing touches to our brand new eLearning tutorial. This 1 hour interactive tutorial (broken down into self-contained sections that each take approximately 5 minutes to complete) will teach students how to accurately build references in their chosen referencing style and take steps to avoid plagiarism.

Thomson Reuters Practical Law trial

The Library is consulting on a trial of “Thomson Reuters Practical Law”, the database is described as:

“a legal know how service containing practice notes, current awareness, global guides and standard documents with links to primary sources and other content within Westlaw UK. Content is arranged into a number of practice areas, including international and cross-border topics.”

The database can be accessed for review at:

If you would like to leave comments for the license you can do so on this Library blog site:

Academic video - new resources

The University Library provides a range of academic video, recorded lecturers and other visual resources, including our new academic video collection, Kanopy, providing documentaries on a range of subjects:

See the ‘Media/ Academic Videos‘ tab in the Library for Online Programmes for all media/ video sources:

New E-Resources: Statista and Very Short Introductions

You can now access the following new e-resources –

Statista is an online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. The platform consists over 1,500,000 statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. Apart from Statistics, Statista also provides data on market forecasts, white paper studies, dossiers, industry reports, digital market outlooks and consumer market outlooks.

You can see a link to Statista from the Management/ Data page of the Library for Online Programmes, the Library A-Z of databases, Library Catalogue, DISCOVER and subject Library Guides.

Very Short Introductions is a book series published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). Books in the series offer concise introductions to particular subjects. There are over 510 titles in the series.

You can see a link to Very Short Introductions from the E-Books page of the Library for Online Programmes, the Library A-Z of databases, Library Catalogue, DISCOVER and subject Library Guides.


IEEE Problems Offcampus

IEEE is currently experiencing some issues when access offcampus (using our login/proxy server).

To access IEEE, close all open Web browsers, start a new Web browser session and goto

  1. Click “Institutional Sign In” at the top of the screen.
  2. Click the “Shibboleth” icon (dragon icon) on the right side of the popup screen.
  3. When you see a box “SEARCH BY INSITUTION NAME”, type “University of Liverpool” and click “Search”.
  4. When you see “1 Results Returned in University of Liverpool” click the blue link entitled “University of Liverpool”.
  5. You will be prompted to log in using your UoL/MWS login.
  6. You should be re-directed to the IEEE site, with a University of Liverpool banner across the top of the screen.

If you prefer an alternative way to access IEE, you can also use the following –

* Log into Web Apps using your UoL/MWS login then use a Web browser within Web Apps (e.g. Firefox) then visit

* Or Install and log into a UoL VPN client, then run your normal Web browser and visit

If you have any difficulties please contact the E-Learning Librarian on or see other Library contact options

Interactive Resources: Box of Broadcasts, Biblioboard, Henry Stewart Seminars

Box of broadcasts provides archival video from the UK BBC telivison programmes, including a wide range of educational, scientific, health-related, management, humanities and other subject coverage. You can see a link to Box of Broadcasts in the E-Resources > E-Journals > A-Z of databases or see the ‘Subject Highlights‘ area of the Library for Online Programmes Note – users outside the UK will need to use our Web Apps or UoL VPN client to access Box of Broadcasts, see our login help page for advice.

The Henry Stewart Seminars provide a wide range of scholarly and professional online presentations and video on a range of subjects ranging from health, education, management and the humanities. You can see a link to the Henry Stewart Seminars in the E-Resources > E-Journals > A-Z of databases or see the ‘Subject Highlights‘ area of the Library for Online Programmes:

Biblioboard provides archive materials, including textbooks, archival papers, images and commentary arranged by topical themes on a range of subjects ranging from health, education, management and the humanities. You can see a link to Biblioboard in the E-Resources > E-Journals > A-Z of databases or see the ‘Subject Highlights‘ area of the Library for Online Programmes:

For further help or advice on these databases please see the online help provided within these platforms or contact your Librarian.

E-Resource Subject Highlights

You can now browse a selection of multimedia E-Resources, including 3D modelling, Clinical trials, Historic Archives and online video seminars by following the “E-Resource Highlights” link in the right menu of the Library for Online Programmes. When you visit this page, choose a required subject discipline using the tabs shown:


Emerald's new-look website

The Emerald academic journal collection has been upgraded with a new portal, providing a simplified search interface, a subject-based journal selector for e-resources and many other new features, you can access Emerald from the library E-Resources area or go direct to Emerald at:

The following journal gateways may be of interest:

Accounting and Finance
Built Environment
Business Ethics and Law
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Enterprise and Innovation
Environmental Management/Environment
Health and Social Care
Health Care Management/Healthcare
Human Resource Management
Industry and Public Sector Management
Information and Knowledge Management
International Business
Learning and Development
Library and Information Studies
Management Science/Management Studies
Managing Quality
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Operations and Logistics Management
Organization Studies
Performance Management and Measurement
Regional Management Studies
Sociology and Public Policy
Tourism and Hospitality

MindGenius - mind-mapping tool

MindGenius is a mind-mapping tool. You can create concise, visually appealing images that capture all your ideas on a particular topic, module, or assignment. You can also use these mind maps to help brainstorm ideas, find connections between different readings, and organise your thoughts about a piece of work.

Please see the following guide:


GreenFILE new platform

GreenFILE is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides links to more than 538 000 records, including Open Access full text for more than 5800 records. GreenFILE records are also shown when searching Discover.