Digimap unavailable August 3rd

Digimap Collections will be unavailable on Tuesday 3rd August 2010 from 10.00hrs until approximately 16.00hrs. This is to allow for a major hardware upgrade to take place.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


The Guardian and Observer Historical Archive

We have added the Guardian and Observer archives (covering 1791 – 2003) to our newspaper coverage.

The Historical Archives are fully searchable and contain scans of the papers as they were printed. This  allows users to see articles in context with other news stories and to see the photographs, adverts and images that were printed.

Access to the Guardian and Observer archives is through the Online Resources link on the Electronic Library webpages.

Eighteenth Century Journals IV

A further collection of journals have been added to Eighteenth Century Journals. The new titles consist mainly of  material sourced  from Chetham’s Library in Manchester and include rare magazines and newspapers, literary periodicals and political journals which have been included to chart the transformation of Manchester during a time of rapid industrialisation and political turmoil.

Access  Eighteenth Century Journals IV through the Online Resources link on the Electronic Library webpage.

The Economist Historical Archive

The Library has increased its coverage of the Economist by purchasing the Historical Archive. This resource is a fully searchable record of the Economist as it was printed and includes content dating from the first issue in 1843 up to 2006.

Access to the Economist Historical Archive is through the Online Resources link on the Electronic Library web page.

Wiley Online Library to replace Wiley Interscience

During the weekend of 7-8 August, Wiley are going to launch all their products on a new platform.  For more information about the changes, go to


Psychology e-books

The Library has access to over 150 Psychology e-books from Elsevier. Our coverage includes titles such as the Handbook of Behaviorism, Memory and the Psychology of Academic Cheating.

All of the titles in our e-book collections are searchable through the Library catalogue, and you can browse this particular collection through ScienceDirect (via the Online Resources link on the Electronic Library webpage).

State Papers Online

The State Papers Online allows users to search the Domestic, Foreign, Borders, Scotland, and Ireland State Papers of Britain alongside the Registers of the Privy Council and other State Papers. This resource also makes available the Calendars (chronological catalogues prepared during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries) which had previously only been available in print and whch provide abstracts or summaries of the documents.

Our access to the State Papers is for the Tudor period, and is available through the Online Resources link on the Electronic Library webpage.