Box of Broadcasts (BOB)

Members of the University  now have access to Box of Broadcasts (BOB), which allows you to record television or radio programmes due to be shown in the next seven days. For some channels, you can also retrieve programmes from the last week or watch items that have been recorded by other users of the service.

For more information about BOB, please go to

Elsevier launches SciVerse

SciVerse Hub  integrates ScienceDirect, Scopus and targeted web content from Scirus, Elsevier’s science-specific Internet search engine. SciVerse Hub beta allows for a single search across its integrated content with results ranked by relevancy and without duplication.

Archival access to The Nation

The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and has published contributions from writers including James Baldwin, Hunter Thompson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jean-Paul Sartre.  The Library has purchased the archive and we can now offer online access to the full text of the magazine beginning with its first issue in 1865 and continuing to the present day.

The Nation archive is fully searchable and is available through the Online Resources option on the Electronic Library webpages.

Increased access to Taylor and Francis archives

T&F’s  online archives are  collected into subject areas and provide electronic access to journals from the very first issue. The Library has recently purchased the Anthropology & Archaeology subject archive, and also the Engineering, Computing and Technology archive. These include backfile access to titles such as Ethnos, Norwegian Archaeological Review and the International Journal of Control.

The individual journals can be accessed through the online journals A-Z via the Electronic Library. Taylor and Francis provide more information on the titles contained within the archives.

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.