On Sunday 8 January 3am-1pm ProQuest systems (including Ebook Central, articles from Health Research Premium, Literature Online, parliamentary papers and periodicals archives and Dissertations and Theses) on the ProQuest platform and Black Thought and Culture on the Alexander Street platform will be unavailable due to an essential maintenance.  

Systems Update 8 January 3am-1pm. Proquest systems including EBook Central will be down for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The disruption to Ebook Central should only last for three hours, but access to all resources should be considered ‘at risk’ for the full 10 hours. To prepare for this we recommend you download articles, books or chapters in advance where this is possible.   


Download instructions for Ebook Central are available:

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We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.