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The University is providing study space for students who require access to study spaces or IT resources that they cannot access from home.
Students who are able to study from home or in their accommodation should do so and avoid travelling to campus.
Both the Harold Cohen Library and the Sydney Jones Library are open 8am – 11pm, 7 days a week with limited availability. You should only visit the Library if it is essential to do so and you must book a study space before you visit.
Opening hours are subject to change in response to any changes in circumstances or new guidance that we receive.
Students will be able to book up to 30 hours per week(Sun-Sat) in the libraries.
Spaces can be booked up to 48 hours in advance and will only be made available on the booking system 48 hours before.
Search DISCOVER by title, Journal name, keyword, peer reviewed status, ISBN etc.:
Google Scholar can search licensed and Open Access resources, Note - the Library does not operate Scholar and cannot guarantee levels of service:
Google Scholar problems (when using the Library for Online Programmes)
Google Scholar is an external search engine which is not managed at UoL. The Library is unable to guarantee the functionality of external search engines such as Scholar. The Library recommends use of our licensed search platforms such as DISCOVER and other licensed databases/collections as the primary option for access to E-Resources.
Scholar may experience heavy load/usage, if this happens you may experience difficulties connecting to Scholar or see ‘captcha’ boxes when using Scholar. If you are having these kind of difficulties using Scholar, see the advice below –
Option 1 – use the link to Scholar shown in the Library’s A-Z list of databases or go direct to this link, this will show an “Is it @ Liverpool” link, however if you click the actual search result/title, these will not be authenticated via UoL and will not function unless the article is open access.
Option 2 – you can simply visit http://scholar.google.com (the normal/public URL for Scholar) and set up “Is it @ Liverpool” links manually by configuring your profile in Scholar.
Note – to save the following options between browsing sessions, log into a Google account to save your preferences.
You will need to configure Scholar to use UoL links, click the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of Scholar:
Select Settings, you will be presented with the following screen, then click Library links in the left menu. Type ‘University of Liverpool’ in the box shown, press the search icon, then ensure ‘University of Liverpool – is it @ Liverpool?’ is checked/ticked and click ‘Save’:
If you logged in with a Google account your preferences will be saved so you don’t have to do this next time you go to scholar.google.com
Note – when you search Scholar via the search box shown on the Library for Online Programmes homepage you are able to follow links by clicking the title of results, however, when you use the above option to access Scholar you will typically need to click ‘Is it @ Liverpool’ links shown to the right side of results to access licensed/commercial content:
Clarivate Analytics Web of Science provides access to citation databases. It covers subject areas such as life sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
Coverage includes current and retrospective journal and proceedings data in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. We have access to Science Citation Index Expanded (from 1970), Social Sciences Citation Index (from 1970), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (from 1975), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (from 1990), and Emerging Sources Citation Index (from 2015).
An abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources with tools to track, analyse, and visualize research.
Scopus is Elsevier's database, launched in 2004. It combines a comprehensive abstract and citation database with data and linked scholarly content. Content derives from peer-reviewed journals, and ebooks in subject fields, such as life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences. Coverage: 1823 to present.
A comprehensive online legal research service, including case law and legislation, eJournals, eBooks, current awareness services, EU case law, legislation and treaties, news and business information. The first time you access the service you will be prompted to enter your name and university email address to enable you to use the personalisation features.
A database providing full-text access to case law, legislation, and expert commentary, including access to key sources such as the All England Law Reports and Halsburys Laws of England.
It also includes full-text articles from legal, business and trade publications, annual reports and other company information and UK local and national newspapers. Content has been expanded to include access to a range of Commonwealth legal sources, including case law, legislation, commentary, journals and news for Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and New Zealand. The Law Library Guide includes a Lexis Library tutorial.
Use this resource to find worldwide company, industry, and country reports along with product intelligence, business strategy, news, and opinion.
MarketLine covers every major industry and marketplace in the world. It provides access to sector-specific intelligence, real-time news, powerful analytics, and time-saving workflow and collaboration tools.
The NCBI is located in Bethesda, Maryland and was founded in 1988. It forms part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.
A repository and open science platform, providing access to a worldwide collection of life science publications, such as articles, books, patents, and clinical guidelines.
This resource provides links to relevant records in databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE), and BioStudies. Europe PMC also contains abstracts, Patents, NHS guidelines, and Agricola records.
A resource, which provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences.
It contains full text for hundreds of biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE. The database provides an easy-to-use interface and search functionality including basic and advanced search options. Users can search and retrieve information with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) created by the United States National Library of Medicine. Coverage: 1949 to present.
You can browse all databases or select a database below: