Ebook Central update – Bookshelf data will be reset

Due to a security update with ProQuest Ebook Central all data held in the ‘Bookshelf’ feature of Ebook Central will be lost on Thursday 8th September 2022. 

The Ebook Central Bookshelf holds data on recently viewed books as well as downloads and books saved to the bookshelf to read later.   

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Elsevier ScienceDirect Negotiations


UK Universities are coming to the end of 5-year agreement with Elsevier which provides Edge Hill staff and students with access to more than 1,800 journals on the Elsevier ScienceDirect platform. Edge Hill are part of a UK-wide consortium that is working in partnership with Jisc to negotiate a new deal for 2022 and beyond after the current agreement expires on 31 December 2021. The negotiations are aiming to secure a transformative journal agreement, otherwise known as a ‘Read and publish’ (R&P) deal that seeks to constrain costs and ensure full and immediate open access to UK research published by Elsevier.

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Download ebooks to your Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad, Android or Sony eReader

Did you know you can download an ebook, or a section of an ebook to read offline?

Two ebook providers, Ebrary and Dawson, offer this option, allowing you the convenience of downloading and reading information for when you haven’t got an internet connection.


You can create an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range: 

  • Same page limits as for printing.
  • Accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle.
  • Files do not expire.

Learn more:  http://0-support.ebrary.com.library.edgehill.ac.uk/?p=655

You can download an entire document as an ebook:
  • Accessible on most computers and devices.
  • You can have up to 10 documents at a time.
  • Documents can be full-document downloaded for 14 days. (Single-user-only documents can be full-document downloaded for 7 days.)
  • There is no need to return items: they will auto-delete after 14 days.

You need to install Adobe Digital Editions (free online). For a guide, go to http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/id/document/5748
For a guide on reading on your smartphone go to http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1388/

NEW! Download to your Kindle Fire find out how at http://support.ebrary.com/kb/ebrary-books-on-kindle-fire/


You can download an ebook from the Full Title Display of the Reader portal:
  • Read the ebook offline utilising Adobe Reader© controls.
  • Navigate through the ebook using the nested Table of Contents on the left-hand side.
  • During the download period, you can make annotations and highlight text.
  • Please note it is not possible to print or copy offline.
  • The book will auto-delete after the chosen loan period (1-3 days).

Learn more: http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/2708/

Discover More!

Have you ever wondered where to start looking for information resources for your assignments, dissertation or personal research? We are piloting two new discovery tools which will make this so much easier. They both offer a single box to search our databases, e-books, full-text journals and the library catalogue.

The “tools” are called Ebsco Discovery Service and Summon. We would like you to use and evaluate both these products. We would like your feedback so that we can make an informed decision as to whether we will go ahead and purchase one of them in the future. We do think a discovery tool will increase the find-ability and use of our resources but we need you (the users) to tell us.

Find out more and access these resources from Discover More at http://library.edgehill.ac.uk/screens/discovermore.html 

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Richardson ([email protected])

Result of the trial for Pier Professional Journals

At the end of last year we had a trial of the complete collection of Journals from Pier Professional. Pier Professional publishes journals in healthcare, social care and allied fields. There are 23 journals in the collection. Feedback was positive and a decision was made to take out a subscription for the whole collection.  New titles include Journal of Children’s Services, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Journal of Integrated Care and Journal of Assistive Technologies. Online access back to the first issue is available. The entire collection can be searched as a full text database or each journal can be browsed separately. All titles have been added to the library catalogue and the collection can be accessed here. At the end of 2011 we will review our usage statistics and make a decision whether to renew in 2012.

WARC – new Media online database

We have got a new Media resource called WARC. This online database includes thousands of case studies that reveal the campaign strategies of leading brands. There are articles and best practice guides. There is information on market intelligence – ad forecasts, brand profiles, conference reports and other material on top advertisers, brands and agencies. WARC can be accessed via the library catalogue.

Fame: new business database

We have taken out a new subscription to Fame. FAME contains comprehensive information on companies in the UK and Ireland. You can use it to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis. Information provided includes Company financials with up to 10 years of history. financial strength indicators, directors and contacts, market research and much more. It can be accessed at Fame

New Education Database: 1300 full text journals

We have taken out a subscription to Education Research Complete. The database provides the full text for over 1,300 journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for more than 2,200 journals. This database also includes full text for more than 550 books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers. ERC covers all aspects of the curriculum as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Links to all 1300 journals have been addd to the library catalogue. You can access it at Education Research Complete.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences: new interface

Until July 2010 IBSS was provided by Ebsco. However Ebsco can supply no longer IBSS and our subscription has been taken over by CSA. It is a new platform for Edge Hill users but seems very intuitive.  IBSS focuses mainly on the four core social science disciplines – anthropology, economics, politics and sociology – but it also covers a range of interdisciplinary subjects, such as development studies, human geography and environment and gender studies. It can be accessed at IBSS