Westlaw International problems

There are currently problems accessing Westlaw International. Westlaw are aware of the problem and are working to remedy it as a matter of priority.  In the meantime, they have provided a temporary password to enable access. The password is 10217567QZFP. The password is case sensitive, so all the letters are upper case.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.


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.

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.

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


Westlaw additions and enhancements

New and improved resources available on Westlaw include:

•  Company Law Newsletter Journal
Scottish Criminal Law Journal
•  Extension of Arbitration Journal archive
•  Additional Law Reports available in PDF
•  New supplement to the White Book 2010

Historic Digimap – new mapping and download facilities

Two new beta services have recently been launched to benefit users of Historic Digimap:

  • Ancient Roam, an online mapping interface based on the Roam mapping client available from Digimap’s OS Collection
  • Historic Download, a facility allowing users to select and download larger quantities of historical map data

Ancient Roam

Ancient Roam is a new mapping facility within Historic Digimap, based upon the Roam mapping client available from Digimap’s OS Collection, and includes features such as ‘slippy maps’, and zooming.

Features specific to Ancient Roam include selecting historical maps from any decade (depending on availability) using a ‘timeline’, an easier means of identifying and selecting maps in areas where County Series overlap and single-clicking to display the year the map was published along with other information.

New Town Plan Maps

The large-scale Town Plans are now available in both Ancient Roam and Historic Download. These are the largest scale historical maps available from Digimap, at 1:500, 1:528 and 1:1056 scales.

Only settlements with a population greater than 4000 at the time of surveying were mapped at this scale.

Scopus Alerts (Lite) iPhone application

Elsevier has built a new iPhone application, Scopus Alerts (Lite), that gives researchers mobile access to the searching and alerting features of Scopus.

The new application, which is available on iTunes and the Apple App Store, gives iPhone users the ability to find and display abstracts and reference information from Scopus.

Application features include the creation of search and citation alerts as well as the ability to save favourite abstracts and add notes. The app also allows users to share search results and links to favourite articles via email and twitter.