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2.1. Online Resources

The university library subscribes to a large selection of electronic resources including full text journal packages, e-books, and subject-related bibliographic databases. 

All staff and students of Plymouth university have free access to these resources. In order to get the full access rights always access them through the portal and online resources pages – never add a database web address to your favourites.

Online resources include:

If you require further assistance please ask at one of the Service points.
2.1.1. Athens accounts

The library does not use Athens to authenticate access to e-resources.  See the following guidance regarding off-campus access to library e-resources: Accessing Electronic Resources off campus

NB: Health students may be issued with a separate Athens account for NHS resources and separate guidance on this is available.

 

2.1.2. Resource guides
2.1.2.1. 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
 

ABOUT

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspaper consists of 1 million newspaper pages. Newspapers, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, proclamations. The most comprehensive collection of early English newspapers and titles from London, British Isles, and colonies.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)



2.1.2.2. 19th Century British Library Newspapers
  

ABOUT

19th Century British Library Newspapers consists of 2 million newspaper pages selected by experts in the field. There are full runs when possible from the national and regional newspapers.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)


2.1.2.3. 19th Century British Pamphlets

ABOUT

19th Century British Pamphlets (via JSTOR) brings together collections of contemporary pamphlets on subjects such as slavery and the foreign office.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.4. 19th Century UK Periodicals Online

ABOUT

19th Century UK Periodicals Online covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19thCentury.  It provides an invaluable fully-searchable facsimile resource for the study of British life in the 19th Century. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)


 
 
2.1.2.5. 1fndr

ABOUT
1findr starts with the world’s most comprehensive list of refereed journals and contains thousands of journals typically absent from existing collections and discovery systems. It is free to use.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk 

2.1.2.6. Accessing Electronic Resources off campus

The majority of library e-resources are available both on and off-campus. 

 
If you are experiencing problems accessing the full text the first step is to determine that the library definitely subscribes to the resource in question.  Check Primo for clarification using the 'Books, Journal Titles, etc.' search facet.

 

Recommended route to the full text:

For the majority of resources, remote access is seamless via Primo or Library Subject Guide links.  Both of which can be accessed via the library home page: http://plymouth.ac.uk/library

 

You will be asked to sign into the portal and then shown the full text – no additional sign in on the publisher website is necessary.

 

NB: Some resources (e.g. specialist Shipping/Business/Professional websites) require a generic password in which case the Primo link will take you to a page where you can find this information.

 

The ‘Google’ route:

It is also possible to access some resources remotely via a general Google search too but this requires you to know how to authenticate at the publisher’s website.  In most cases you will need to ‘choose your institution’ from a list. 

 

See our A-Z list of guides which give screen-shot access guidance for each resource.

 

Please note that not all resources can be accessed via a Google search and that Primo or Library Subject Guides are the recommended routes.

 

Common questions:
Q: What is my Athens username/password?
 
A:
You do not have an Athens username/password.  Access will usually be through a ‘Shibboleth’ or ‘UK Federation’ or ‘Choose your institution’ option instead.  (Health students may be issued with a separate Athens account for NHS resources and further guidance on this is available).

Q: I am ‘signed in’ on the publisher’s website but they still won’t give me the full text
A:
Do we have access to the journal?  Check the journal title on Primo for full holdings information.  Publishers will often show ‘Welcome Plymouth’ (or similar) even if only part of the content is within the library’s collection.

Problems:
Clearing cookies and deleting temporary internet files may be required from time to time (see the ‘settings’ or ‘tools’ option in your browser).
Email: library&ITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk or phone: 01752 588588 if you require further advice.

2.1.2.7. Access to NHS e-resources via Athens

 

Students from the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the School of Health Professions on commissioned courses and 1st and 2nd year medical and dental students are eligible for an NHS Athens account to allow them to access the e-resources available on www.library.nhs.uk 

This will allow them access to the BNF app.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Any questions about setting up accounts, resetting passwords should be directed to the administrators; Andrea Watson, Information Adviser, Library & Digital Support and Alison Kendall for the Medical School. More information, about NHS resources, is available on the Nursing Libguide and the Midwifery Libguide.

Years 3 to 5, Medical and Dental Students. Administration of Athens accounts for you is done by the NHS Trust library where you are on placement. You must register with, or contact them, in regards to Athens accounts.   

CONTACT DETAILS

Andrea Watson, Information Adviser, Library & Digital Support, Room 201,Charles Seale Hayne Library

Tel: +441752 587124

Email: andrea.watson@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Alison Kendall, Senior Programme Administrator (BDS), Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, C206, Portland Square

Tel: +441752 586790

Email: alison.kendall@plymouth.ac.uk


 

 

2.1.2.8. Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

 

ABOUT

An online platform of more than 300 3D narrated videos of anatomical structures to support teaching and learning. Review and testing options. Supports Flash and non-flash devices. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.9. ACM Digital Library


ABOUT

Database for computing and information technology research.  Full text access to every article ever published by ACM (Association for computing machinery) plus bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell 
(Senior Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.10. Adam Matthews Archive

ABOUT

A disparate collection of primary source archival material including contemporary manuscripts, diaries, private papers, illustrations and more. 

                                                       

Available collections:

              Defining Gender: 1450-1910

              Empire Online

              Women in the National Archives

              Nixon Years: 1969-1974

              Perdita Manuscripts

              Mass Observation Online

              India, Raj & Empire

              Victorian Popular Culture

              Grand Tour

              Literary Manuscripts: The Brotherton Collection

              Literary Manuscripts: Berg Collection

              London Low Life


 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.11. AMED

ABOUT

AMED (via the Ebsco platform) is an Allied Health database, produced by the British Library, indexing journals in complementary medicine, palliative care and professions allied to medicine, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.12. American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

ABOUT

American Chemical Society (ACS) journals - complete collection.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Choose ‘Plymouth University’ from the list of institutions.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.13. Anatomy.tv

About Anatomy.tv

Healthcare database that provides 3D models of the human anatomy. To supplement the core three-dimensional anatomy data there are clinical videos and text written by medical specialists.  

Further information

For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist).  

2.1.2.14. ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)

ABOUT

ARTbibliographies Modern (ProQuest) is and indexing and abstracting database covering modern and contemporary art and photography dating from the late 19th century onwards.  It also details exhibition reviews, exhibition catalogs, monographs and artists’ books, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.15. Art Full Text

ABOUT

Art Full Text is a database of both full-text journals articles and bibliographic entries covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis
(Information Specialist)

2.1.2.16. Arts & Humanities Full Text

ABOUT

Arts & Humanities Full Text is an indexing and abstracting database covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, Cultural Studies and Women’s studies.  Many hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.17. Arts on Film Archive

 

ABOUT

Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Please note: Arts on Film does not permit off-campus access.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

 


2.1.2.18. ARTstor

ABOUT

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. 


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.19. Australian Animal Folklore

ABOUT

A free database showcasing cultural artefacts from the State of Victoria in Australia.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact  I
an Rayment (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.20. Australian Education Index

ABOUT

Australian Education Index (ProQuest) is an indexing and abstracting database related to Australian educational trends, policy, and practices.  The database is produced by the Cunningham Library at the Australian Council for Educational Research.  Check for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.21. BBC Listener Research Department, 1937-c.1950
 

ABOUT

BBC Listener Research Department, 1937-c.1950 covers the "Audience Research Reports of the BBC",  present the early research of the British Broadcasting Corporation's pioneering Listener Research Department (LRD) into wireless listening in Britain nationwide and at a regional level.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource, please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.22. BCIS Online

ABOUT
BCIS Online is a building cost information service which provides independent data for the built environment. This resource is not available off-campus.



FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.23. BioMed Central Open Access Free Journals

ABOUT

BioMed Central Open Access Free Journals are a group of open access, peer-reviewed journals that spans most areas of biological and clinical research.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.24. Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection


ABOUT

A collection of over 1,500 audio-visual presentations covering biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, diseases and disorders, drug discovery, genetics, immunology, methods, microbiology and virology, neurobiology, and pharmaceutical sciences.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis or Chris Johns (Information Specialists)


2.1.2.25. Blackwell Reference Online

 

ABOUT

Blackwell Reference Online is a collection of handbooks, reference and companion texts covering the humanities and social sciences.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.26. BIOSIS Previews Backfile 1969-2008

ABOUT

BIOSIS Previews are an electronic version of Biological Abstracts (BA) and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings), containing bibliographic information on subjects ranging from traditional areas of biology such as botany, zoology and microbiology to related fields such as agriculture, pharmacology, bio-physics, ecology, bio-engineering and experimental clinical medicine.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.27. BMBS
 

ABOUT

BMBS is the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree based in Plymouth School of Medicine.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information can be found at https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/bmbs-bachelor-of-medicine-bachelor-of-surgery or with Chris Johns (Information Specialist for Plymouth School of Medicine.)

 

 

 

2.1.2.28. BMJ Best Practice

ABOUT
Regularly updated. BMJ Best Practice draws on the latest evidence-based research. 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.29. BMJ Journals
 

ABOUT

The BMJ Collection of journals contains original scientific studies plus review and educational articles aimed at medical specialists. Please note that we do not subscribe to every journal in this collection.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
 Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.30. BMJ Learning

 

ABOUT

BMJ Learning offers high-quality continuing medical education for doctors and other healthcare professionals. It features hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats.

When you sign in to BMJ Learning, you'll see your own personal homepage, which displays modules tailored to you based on your profession, specialty and location. This makes choosing the right modules for your CME/CPD quicker and easier. 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Navigate to Primo and click on Databases, the letter B, and then BMJ Learning.

The first time you access this resource you will need to register. On the right hand side of the screen click on “Register here for free modules” and complete the registration including choosing your own password.  At the last screen of your registration click on go to BMJ Learning.

Alternatively, if you have previously registered, then login to BMJ Learning on the right hand side of the home page. Once you have logged in, your name should appear on the screen.

To access the full subscription via the university click on My Account and then “Shibboleth access”. Ensure on the next screen that the Federation selected is the “UK Access Management Federation….” Then type ‘Plymouth University’ select from the drop down list and click on continue. If you logged in via the portal you shouldn’t be asked for a username and password.  But if you go to BMJ Learning via another route you will at this point be asked for your Plymouth username and password. You should now be able to access all the content on BMJ Learning.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact
Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.31. Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National

ABOUT

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.

 

BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Bob National guidance

2.1.2.32. British Education Index
 

ABOUT

A key index of British journal articles, with links to conference proceedings and government and research reports, it covers all aspects of education from preschool to higher education including special needs.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)
2.1.2.33. British History Online

ABOUT

British History Online contains primary and secondary sources for the history of the British Isles.

 

Some material on this resource is freely available but you will need to sign in to get access to the

entire range.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.34. British Library Archival Sound Recordings

 

ABOUT

The British Library Sound Archive holds many sound and video recordings, with over a million discs and thousands of tapes. Its collections come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history and wildlife sounds. Formats range from cylinders made in the late 19th century to the latest digital media.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.35. BNF: British National Formulary

Browse by A-Z list.
Drugs:
browse the list of drug monographs, arranged alphabetically.
Interactions:
browse the list of drug interactions, arranged alphabetically.
Treatment summaries:
browse the list of treatment summaries, arranged alphabetically.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.36. BNFC: British National Formulary for Children

Browse by A-Z list.
Drugs:
browse the list of drug monographs, arranged alphabetically.
Interactions:
browse the list of drug interactions, arranged alphabetically.
Treatment summaries:
browse the list of treatment summaries, arranged alphabetically.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Senior Information Specialist)
 

 

2.1.2.37. British Online Archives
 
ABOUT

Primary documents covering a range of themes across British History. Includes: Industrial Revolution, British Colonies, Political and Social History and more.

 

FFURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.38. British Periodicals (ProQuest)

ABOUT

British Periodicals (ProQuest) provides access to hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.39. British Standards Online

Accessing British Standards at Plymouth University

We have access to a select number of British/European/International standards online.

Please note: We do not hold the full collection of standards.

There are 2 resources you can search depending on the subject of the standard.

  1. British Standards Online
  2. Construction Information Service (CIS) – for all construction related standards

Both should be accessed either from Primo or the engineering library guide to gain the correct access. From Primo choose Databases > B for British Standards or > C for Construction Information Service.

1. British Standards Online (BSOL)

BSOL includes European and international standards together with British Standards and our subscription entitles us to view and download a select number of standards.

If the standard is included in our subscription you will have the option to download the pdf.

2. Construction Information Service (CIS) – use this to access all standards relating to the area of construction including civil engineering standards.

Click on View product to access the CIS:
 
 
 
If you can’t find what you are looking for from either CIS or BSOL please email informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk with as much information as possible.
 
2.1.2.40. British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files
 
ABOUT

In addition to the three principal organs of BUF, Action (1936-1940), Blackshirt (1933-1939) and Fascist week (1933-1934), the present collection reproduces, from the National Archives at Kew, a wealth of information gathered by the Home Office, the Police, MI5 and the Cabinet Office on Mosley and also his second wife, Lady Diana Mosley.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.41. Business Source Complete

ABOUT

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly, full-text business database.  The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam  (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.42. Cambridge Companions complete collection

ABOUT

Cambridge Companions Online provides access to the companion books for many classic texts in literature, philosophy, religion and culture.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.43. Cambridge University Press Journals
 
ABOUT

Cambridge Journals (referred to as Cambridge University Press Journals) is a multidisciplinary journal publisher.  We subscribe to many, but not all, of the journals available via this website. 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 
2.1.2.44. Carl Giles Digital Archive


ABOUT
The British Cartoon Archive is a library, archive and gallery dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. Located at the University of Kent in Canterbury, it holds the national collection of cartoons of political and social comment published in British newspapers and magazines.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.45. Census Boundary Data


ABOUT

UK boundaries datasets. Provides access to and support for, all census geography products from 1971-2011.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.46. Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research
 

ABOUT

Flow Data is part of UK Data Service Census Support, providing data and user support for anyone interested in using flow data from the Census.

 

Census flow data (also referred to as interaction data) relate to the movement of people between places. These can be regular short distance moves such as the daily commute to work, or less frequent - and sometimes longer distance - moves such as migration to a new home or an extended stay in a second address.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.47. Chemistry Factsheets

ABOUT

Definitive guides to the major concepts and issues in Chemistry written in a straightforward way and assuming only GCSE level knowledge. Choose "UoP Login" and sign in with your university username & password.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.48. Child Development & Adolescent Studies


ABOUT

Produced by NISC providing references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)


2.1.2.49. Chronicle

ABOUT
Chronicle provides authenticated users with access to digitised copies of selected news and current affairs material between 1963-1975 covering Northern Ireland and The Troubles, along with web-based tools allowing it to be searched, viewed and annotated.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.50. CINAHL Plus with Full Text

ABOUT

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a comprehensive research database provides full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals.  The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Senior Information Specialist)
2.1.2.51. Cite them Right Online

ABOUT
The essential referencing resource. This site will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact the Information Specialists informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

 

2.1.2.52. Clinical Evidence (BMJ)

ABOUT

Clinical Evidence is a BMJ (British Medical Journal) database for finding evidence for the treatment of a number of conditions.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.53. Cochrane Library


ABOUT

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It is a source of reliable and up to date information on the effects of interventions and includes systematic reviews, assessments and clinical trials. 


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.54. Community Care Inform for Children
 
ABOUT

A website helping professionals working with children and young people make, and evidence, decisions and assessments
 

Community Care Inform is an online comprehensive data source that contains a wealth of expert-written, practice-related information, including:

·        Guidance to key pieces of legislation

·        Expert articles

·        Practice guides 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.55. Construction Information Service (CIS)

ABOUT

Construction Information Service (CIS) is a comprehensive source of technical information for the construction industry, containing full text regulatory and advisory documents, including construction related British Standards, Eurocodes and building regulations.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.56. DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index

 

ABOUT

DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index is an indexing and abstracting database covering design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards.  Disciplines include ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.  Use the SFX button to see if we have access to the full text via Primo.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

 
2.1.2.57. Defining Gender
 
ABOUT

Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations from both masculine and feminine perspectives.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.58. Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source

ABOUT

Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source is an indexing and abstract database covering a wide range of top-ranked dental journals.   Many hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.59. Depositing Masters Dissertations

The attached document outlines the decision making process that an academic department must complete in order to arrange for the electronic deposit of Masters Dissertations into PEARL. The document also contains a suggested consent form that can be utilised.

Please note: the decision to deposit a particular Dissertation can only be made at programme level. LDS will only facilitate the decision. An individual cannot deposit his or her own work without the approval of the programme lead and completion of due process as described in the document.

2.1.2.60. Digimap Collections/Ordnance Survey

ABOUT

The Digimap collections include Geology, Marine and Historic mapping as well as Ordnance Survey Map Data.  Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online.

 

Please note: New users must first register to use the service. 

 

DIGIMAP REGISTRATION, OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS, GUIDE TO RESOURCE & FURTHER INFORMATION
See Maps & Spatial Data guide.

 

RELATED DATA SOURCES: 
Weather data for Plymouth:
the automatic weather station situated on the roof of the Fitzroy building outputs live data to www.plymouth.ac.uk/metnet.  From that page there are links to the Meteorological data archive for past data going back to 1996

2.1.2.61. Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)


ABOUT

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.62. Directory of Open Journals (DOAJ)

ABOUT
The primary aim of DOAJ is to increase discoverability of Open Access journals

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.63. Ebook central (Proquest


ABOUT
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: EBL, Ebrary 
Library Ebooks covering all disciplines.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.64. Ebook collection (EbscoHost)

ABOUT
Library Ebooks covering all disciplines. TIP: change 'Select a Field (optional)' to 'TX All Text Fields' to search inside the books

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.65. Education Abstracts

 
ABOUT
Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

 

 

2.1.2.66. Education Administration Abstracts

ABOUT
Subject coverage includes educational administration, educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.67. EducatiOn-Line

ABOUT

EducatiOn-Line is a freely accessible database of the full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practice.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.68. Eighteenth Century Journals
 

ABOUT

Eighteenth Century Journals brings together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, this resource illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)


2.1.2.69. EMBASE: Excerpta Medica (Ovid)


ABOUT

EMBASE is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 3,500 international journals in the following fields: drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering/instrumentation.

ACCESS ROUTE
To check access to the full text of articles via Primo, use the External Resolver link to the right of the article details.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns
 (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.70. Emerald


ABOUT

Emerald is a journal publishing platform with a strong focus on business strategy; leadership; marketing and human resource management.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam
(Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.71. Environment Complete

ABOUT

Environment Complete is a database of journal article abstracts for any environment related science discipline.  Many hits will be full text and the SFX button will check other hits for full text via Primo.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker 
(Information Specialist)

2.1.2.72. E-Resources A to Z

Please see the related article links below (A-Z) to direct you to futher information.

 

 

2.1.2.73. ERIC

ABOUT

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature.  Some hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.



FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialists)

2.1.2.74. Essential Science Indicators

ABOUT

Using Essential Science Indicators, you can identify the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in your field of study — as well as emerging research areas that could impact your work.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.75. European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
 

ABOUT

A guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe between 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO).  It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American people.  Please note there is no full text within the resource.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.76. FAME

ABOUT
This database contains information on 3.8 million companies in the UK and Ireland, 2.8 million of which are in detailed format.

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Support and help are available on the FAME platform here

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)


2.1.2.77. FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals


ABOUT

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals is a bibliographic resource covering the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.78. Finding newspapers

The library subscribes to a number of newspapers and newspaper collections electronically. Access is through Primo.

 

In Primo type 'newspapers' in the search box (change search criteria to 'Books, Journal Titles, etc').  Refine to 'Databases' when results returned to see the main newspapers and collections. Alternatively, type in a particular paper (i.e. The Guardian).

 
 

Here are the main collections available:-

 

Nexis

Newspapers and magazines: includes international, national, regional and local titles - see below for attached off campus access guide.

 

Lexis Library

UK national, regional and local newspapers going back more than 20 years.  Within Lexis you will need to choose the News tab to access.

 

Onlinenewspapers.com

A free website giving access to recent news but does not give full or archive content.

 

The Times Digital Archive

Access to the Times online between 1785 - 1985.

 

19th Century British Library newspapers

48 influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society.

 

17th-18th Century Burney Collection newspapers

Access to 1757-1817 early English newspapers

2.1.2.79. Garland Encyclopaedia of Music Online

 

ABOUT

Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.80. Google Scholar


ABOUT
Google Scholar can be used for authenticated access to our subscribed resources. Remember that Scholar searches beyond PU resources and not all hits will be accessible.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

 

2.1.2.81. The Grand Tour


ABOUT

This collection (c1550-1850) highlights the influence of continental travel on British culture. It includes letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.82. GreenFILE

GreenFILE is an indexing and abstract database covering global warming, climate change, environmental issues, sustainable construction, sustainable agriculture, pollution, renewable energy, recycling and related subjects.  Some hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.83. Harvard style for legal information using EndNote

ABOUT

These notes are aimed at those students providing references to legal material in conjunction with other cited works.  They are based on the generic ‘Plymouth Cite Them Right’ Harvard referencing style. Please check with your tutor and/or module handbook if an alternate referencing style is to be used.

2.1.2.84. Harvard style referencing for legal information without using EndNote
 

ABOUT

These notes are aimed at those students providing references to legal material in conjunction with other cited works. Please check with your tutor and/or module handbook if an alternate referencing style is to be used.

Law students should refer to the style guide provided by the Law School.

 


2.1.2.85. Histpop - Online Historical Population Reports

 

ABOUT

Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.86. Hospitality & Tourism Complete

ABOUT

Hospitality & Tourism is a subject focussed database containing journal articles, industry news and country reports.  Many hits will be full text and others can be checked via the SFX button for full text via Primo.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact  Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.87. House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

ABOUT

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1688 – 2004 includes sessional papers with supplementary material back to 1688. 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.88. India, Raj & Empire
 

ABOUT
Original manuscript material from 1617 t0 1947, comprising diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker
 (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.88.1. Empire Online

ABOUT
Over 70,000 images of original documents relating to Empire Studies.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.89. IEEE Xplore

ABOUT

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare, and more.


Off campus access steps:

1.      Choose institutional sign in.

2.      Ignore the sign in boxes and choose Shibboleth.

3.      Type in Plymouth and choose Plymouth University.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.90. i-law.com

ABOUT

i-law.com is a large legal database. The University of Plymouth subscribes to the section on Maritime and law only. This will provide you with access to many unique resources not available in other sources, eg: Lloyd's Law Reports and Cooke's Voyage Charters.

 
ACCESS POLICY

·         On-campus: click 'Log-in' (top right of the i-Law home page) and then enter your University email address.  Do not edit or alter any other boxes. Agree to the terms and conditions of use.

·         Off-campus: please use the guide attached below - an institutional username/password is required: Locate the username/password here.  


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.91. Information resources and support for researchers

ABOUT

The Library Research Support Guide provides support and information to PhD students, postgraduate researchers and staff researchers. The guide also provides an introduction to key services and information tools for new researchers or those researchers new to Plymouth University.

 

The team of subject information specialists in the Library are happy to meet and discuss the information resources and support available to researchers in order to support research.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Library Research Support Guide

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please email for further support: informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

2.1.2.92. Institute of Hospitality

ABOUT
The website of the Institute of Hospitality, the professional association for managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

 

 

2.1.2.93. Institute of Physics Journals

 

ABOUT

Please note that Plymouth only has access to the journal Physics Education via the IOP platform.  We have the archive of IOP journals but no access to current content.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
Click 'Athens/institutional login' at the top of the page to be redirected to the links to our available content.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker 
(Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.94. ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) Virtual Library

ABOUT

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library hosts content published by the ICE.

Note: We have access to a selection of journals but our subscription doesn’t include everything.  

 

OFF-CAMPUS
If you don’t see the Plymouth University logo you need to authenticate:

      Click on Sign In via Your institution (make sure the cursor is over institution and not athens)

      Choose 'Plymouth University' from the drop down list

      Click on Go to login and sign in using your university username and password

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)


 
 
2.1.2.95. interED

ABOUT

interED is a unique online resource providing lesson plan ideas, news, reports and features for teachers and education professionals working in early years, primary and secondary education.


GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Guide to using interEd video

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialists)
2.1.2.96. intermid
 

ABOUT

intermid provides access to the high quality, peer reviewed British Journal of Midwifery.  The site contains all articles published in the journal since 1996.  


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.97. International Bibliography of Art (IBA)

ABOUT

International Bibliography of Art (IBA) database is an indexing and abstracting database covering the arts including fine art, decorative, antiques, archaeology, museum studies and related fields.  Many hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.98. Internet Sources for Law

ABOUT

The guide below provides a list of key internet sources for law information from around the world. It covers the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

 

2.1.2.99. internurse
 

ABOUT

internurse provides full text access to 18 high-quality peer-reviewed healthcare journals, including the British Journal of Nursing, and the leading journal for wound-care professionals, Journal of Wound Care.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown  (Senior Information Specialist)
2.1.2.100. Interpreting Law references
 

ABOUT

A guide to help you intepret law references. What does the 'R' mean in a case name? What does the abbreviations mean when a statute is referred to? (See also the entry 'Law Sources' for help with case report citations).


2.1.2.101. Ireland Collection

ABOUT
JSTOR digital library of core e resources on Ireland.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.102. JISC Historical Texts

 

ABOUT

Includes: EEBO (Early English Books Online) with full-text digital versions of over 125,000 books published in English up to 1700; ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) a digital collection of all the books published in Great Britain and its colonies during the eighteenth century; and, Nineteenth Century books from the British Library which includes digitised versions of more than 65,000 first editions from the 19th century.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.103. JISC Journal Archives

ABOUT

JISC Collections contains the archives of the following journal publishers: Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Please note:  there is no current content available via this website.  For access to current volumes please check Primo.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Click: “Log-in via your institutional username and password” then choose Plymouth University from the list of institutions.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.104. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) EBP Database

ABOUT

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is a leading provider of evidence-based information offering content from across the globe and tools to help in the implementation of evidence at various points of practice.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Senior Information Specialist)


 
 
2.1.2.105. John Johnson Collection
 
ABOUT

The John Johnson Collection have thousands of items showing the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes: 19th century entertainment; the book trade; popular prints; crimes, murders and executions; and advertising.

                                                       

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.106. Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
 

ABOUT

The library subscribes to Journal Citation Reports through the Web of Science database.

 

JCR is a resource allowing evaluation and comparison of journals using citation data drawn from thousands of worldwide scholarly and technical journals. It covers most areas of science, technology and social sciences. The reports show you:

 

·        most frequently cited journals in a field

·        highest impact journals in a field

·        number of times an article is cited

 

ACCESS ROUTE

  1. Login to the University Portal with your username and password and click into the DLE.
  2. From the DLE click ‘Library’ then ‘Electronic Library (Primo)’.
  3. In Primo click on ‘Databases’ (either below the search bar or also at the top of the page).
  4. From A-Z list select 'W' for Web of Science.
  5. Once in the WOS database, you will see a link to ‘Journal Citation Reports’ in the menu at the very top of the page.

 

2.1.2.107. JSTOR Arts & Sciences III Collection


ABOUT

JSTOR is a multi-disciplinary journals archive - coverage is particularly strong on the humanities and social sciences.  Please note that there is no current content available.  Check Primo for current subscriptions.   


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.108. Knovel


ABOUT

Ebooks for chemistry & chemical engineering with data search for physical constants, thermodynamic properties etc. plus interactive tables, graphs & live equations to help analyse and manipulate data.  Titles are individually listed in Primo.  Book chapters can be downloaded and saved. There is no limit to the number of concurrent users who can view a book.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
How to access Knovel off-campus (video)

Please note:  The first time you access Knovel you will be asked to register with your Plymouth email address.  

Knovel support videos

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.109. Known Issues

These are the known issues:

·        Random application of overdue charges on some staff accounts – if this happens to you please email libraryservices@plymouth.ac.uk or speak to a member of staff at the information desk.

·        Display issue on Primo - try changing your browser to Firefox.

If any other issues come to your notice please advise us straight away by emailing libraryservices@plymouth.ac.uk or speak to a member of staff on the information desk.

2.1.2.110. Law Sources

ABOUT

Please see the guide below for information about the various sources providing you with legal information.


 

 

2.1.2.111. Lexis Library

ABOUT

Lexis Library is an international database of full text legal resources offering UK legislation and a wealth of case law, news, company, market research and directory sources.  LexisLibrary is complementary to Westlaw and contains different full text textbooks and journals.

 

Lexis also includes access to UK national, regional and local newspapers going back more than 20 years.  Choose the News tab to access.

 

You may be prompted to accept some terms and conditions.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.112. Literary Encyclopedia

ABOUT

Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters.  The vast majority of its contributors are practising academics who teach the subjects they write about in universities across the world

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.113. Literary Manuscripts: Berg Collection

ABOUT
Manuscript collections of fifteen major Victorian authors.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.114. Literary Manuscripts – The Brotherton Collection
 
ABOUT
Complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse. The whole collection is situated within an assortment of manuscripts including medicinal recipes, household accounts, draft letters, musical scores and plays.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.115. London Low Life
  
ABOUT
Brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London. Explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century’s greatest city.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.116. Lyell Collection


ABOUT

The Lyell Collection brings together key journals, Special Publications and Society book series for Geology & Earth Sciences.  Plymouth University has access to the full collection.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact N
icola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.117. MarketLine Advantage

ABOUT
Industry and company profiles, management reports, statistics and market data and analysis

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.118. Mass Observation Online

ABOUT
Mass Observation Online was a pioneering social research organisation whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.119. MathSciNet (AMS)

MathSciNet
(American Mathematical Society) is a database for searching the mathematical research literature.   
 

For remote access information please refer to http://www.ams.org.plymouth.idm.oclc.org/publications/remoteaccess

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell 
(Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.120. Medline (EBSCO)


ABOUT

The premier database for searching the Medical and Healthcare literature. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Chris Johns (Information Specialist)
 
 
2.1.2.121. Medline (Ovid)

ABOUT
Medline is the premier database for searching the Medical and Healthcare literature. The OVID interface provides another way of searching Medline to the Ebsco interface.
 

To check for full text access to an article click on "External Resolver"

 
FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Chris Johns (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.122. Microsoft Academic

ABOUT
Microsoft Academic is a free web search engine for academic publications indexing over 375 million entries.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk 
2.1.2.123. Music Periodicals Database

ABOUT

International Index to Music Periodicals Database is an indexing and abstracting database covering scholarly and popular music journals.   The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.124. NetAnatomy

 

ABOUT

Designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical and health sciences students.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.125. Nexis
 
ABOUT

UK and global newspapers and magazines.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist).
2.1.2.126. NICE Evidence
 

ABOUT

Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence and guidelines in health, social care and public health to foster evidence based decision making. It also provides access to the BNF.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.127. The Nixon Years, 1969 - 1974
 

ABOUT

Complete Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from 1969-1974 providing a British, European and Commonwealth perspective on Nixon’s presidency.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.128. OECD iLibrary


ABOUT

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics plus analysis and data

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

 

 

2.1.2.129. Open Access Publishing


Open Access Publishing refers to content which can be accessed by anyone, for free and permanently. One route to OA, the Green route, is via deposit into PEARL, the university’s research repository. PEARL provides access to Plymouth University research to all via http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk and is also indexed by other databases and search engines, such as Google Scholar.

Another route to Open Access, known as Gold OA, is via publishing in journals which are either entirely (‘pure’) OA or have OA options (known as ‘hybrid’ journals i.e. they are subscription journals but with an option to pay for an article to be open access).

Some funders such as RCUK have made OA a requirement and HEFCE have announced that from 1st April 2016, all journal articles that are to be submitted to the next REF must also be made OA. Information Specialists (within the Library’s Academic Engagement team) provide support for authors wishing or needing to make their content OA.  

Further information can be found on the Library’s Research Support guide: http://plymouth.libguides.com/open

The next REF and Open Access:
Depositing appropriate versions of published work into PEARL, the university’s research repository, will satisfy compliance for the purposes of the next REF as well as many funder mandates.  Deposit is achieved via use of Elements and manuscripts accepted for publication as of 1
st April 2018 must be deposited using Elements within 90 days of their acceptance date, in order to qualify for REF2021.  Full guidance to staff can be found in the Library’s Research Support guide FAQs:   https://plymouth.libguides.com/open/faq

 

2.1.2.130. Oxford Art Online


ABOUT

Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.131. Oxford Journals

ABOUT

Full text access to multi-disciplinary journals published by Oxford University Press.  Please note:  the  library does not subscribe to every Oxford title.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.132. PEARL

PEARL (Plymouth Electronic Archive and Research Library) is Plymouth University's open access repository of full text research outputs, including research theses. 

PEARL can be accessed at: http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk 

For more information, including how to deposit PhD theses and research outputs to Pearl, see the Library’s support guide:  http://plymouth.libguides.com/research/pearl

2.1.2.133. Perdita Manuscripts

ABOUT
Manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.134. Performing Arts Periodicals Database

 

ABOUT

Performing Arts Periodicals Database is an indexing and abstracting database covering a broad spectrum of the performing arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theatre, opera, stagecraft and related fields.  The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.135. Persée
 
ABOUT

Persée is a collection of full text French ‘scientific’ journals in the field of the humanities.  Coverage is particularly strong in history and geography but also covers architecture, art, literature, linguistics and politics. Most of the texts are in French with occasional bi-lingual texts.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.136. Plymouth Library Guide for Partner Colleges

Please visit http://plymouth.libguides.com/partners for all the Partner College information you will need.

Choose your institution from the drop down menu to see what services we offer you.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist) 


2.1.2.137. University of Plymouth Masters Dissertations

Dissertations are indexed at title level in Primo along with other resources.  However, searching the digital dissertations platform directly allows for a deeper search of the full text.  Link here: Masters Dissertations

*LOG IN TO SEARCH AND ACCESS FULL CONTENT

Please note:

The library hosts dissertations released by faculties.  Not all are released to the library.  There is no browseable index by programme name.  Try searching using keywords (or phrases in speech marks). You can also browse by year, author, title and subjects (assigned keywords – but not comprehensive!).

Also, some Masters dissertations can be subject to embargoes on grounds of confidentiality or other ethical reasons. There is no University wide policy for submission of copies of Masters dissertations and so there are not complete holdings for every Masters programme. Enquiries should be directed to academic programme staff if examples cannot be found.
2.1.2.138. Primo Offline?

There are other options to try if Primo is offline, (including system maintenance), for any period of time.  

 

ALTERNATIVE ACCESS ROUTES

Library Subject Guides: Links to key online resources can be found on the Library Guides by subject or by A-Z listing and point directly through to individual database/journal collections without going via Primo.  These are authenticated links and in most cases take you seamlessly into the full text – no further authentication required beyond a Plymouth Portal log on.

·        Library Subject Guides

·        Find Databases A-Z 
 

Typing a specific resource name into your browser search: Some databases will allow you to access the full text via “the back door”!  For example, search for ‘Science Direct’ via Google and sign in via an Institutional log in link.  You will prompted to choose your institution from a list.

·        See an alphabetical listing of screenshots and guidance for each resource showing the ‘back door’ log in route. 

 

Google Scholar: Plymouth’s own Google Scholar link contains the necessary authentication to take you straight into the full text.  Access the link via Find Databases A-Z  under ‘G’.

 

2.1.2.139. Project MUSE

ABOUT

Project MUSE is a full text resource particularly useful for Humanities and Social Science subjects.  Content includes journal articles and book chapters.  The general search default only returns content within our subscription.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.140. PsycArticles

ABOUT

PsycArticles is a database offering complete access to the full text of more than 90 landmark journals in behavioural science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kerri Daymond
(Information Specialist)

2.1.2.141. Psychometric or psychological tests
 

ABOUT

Students often require copies of psychometric or psychological tests. Tests can be found in the following ways: 

 

Search PsycINFO and /or Web of Science to find references of articles which use /refer to the test, then access the full text of the most relevant articles. However, many articles will refer to the test but may not have the test questions or scales in the article.

 

Check whether the Psychology Test Library in Link 305 has the test  – You can check the catalogue at http://www.psy.plymouth.ac.uk/PsychometricTests/

 

Discuss your choice of test with your tutor or supervisor, they might have a copy, know where you might be able to get one from or suggest an alternative that is more readily available.

 

Check the internet as some tests might be online or websites may provide a contact name and address.


 

2.1.2.142. PsycINFO

ABOUT

PsycINFO is an index to international literature in psychology and related disciplines, covering 1967 to the present day.  Use the red SFX button to find out if Plymouth has a subscription to the electronic full text via Primo.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
http://proquest.libguides.com/psycinfo



FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kerri Daymond (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.143. PubMed
 

ABOUT
PubMed is a web-based medical and health database produced by the US National Institute of Health. Linking from results to full text content is limited and you may be required to search for the journal title in Primo. 
 

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE and other sources.  It is freely available.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.144. PubMed Central (UK)

ABOUT

UK PubMed Central covers healthcare and biomedical research.  It is a freely accessible archive of full text and abstract-only, peer reviewed publications.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.145. Regional Business News

ABOUT

Regional Business News resource provides coverage on business related topics at a regional level.  Includes some UK material.   Majority full text.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.146. isurv
 

ABOUT

isurv: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the official guidance for built environment professionals.  It contains extensive expert practical commentary, legislative guidance, thousands of relevant case summaries and hundreds of ready to use standard letters and forms. Regularly updated, the information is the most up-to-date currently available from the RICS and contains the latest editions of all relevant RICS guidance notes.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Please note this resource is only accessible on-campus via a networked machine.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.147. Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape


ABOUT

Discover the working methods of Romantic poets and trace the evolution of celebrated verse. Presenting the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this digital collection offers access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

 

2.1.2.148. Royal College of Nursing Journal Package (RCN)

ABOUT

Full text access to ten professional nursing and allied health journals including Nursing Standard, Mental Health Practice, Nursing Children and Young People, Emergency Nurse and Nurse Researcher. We have access to the current year and the three previous years.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Senior Information Specialist)
2.1.2.149. SAGE Journals Online

ABOUT

Sage is a multidisciplinary journal publisher.  We have about 140 full text titles within this collection covering a variety of subject areas.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.150. Scopus

 
ABOUT
Scopus is a journal indexing and abstracting database with citation metrics from Elsevier. It covers international research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities (with a growing coverage of book chapters).

Please link through to this Quick Reference Guide for detailed help using this resource.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kerri Daymond (Information Specialist)
 

2.1.2.151. ScienceDirect

ABOUT

ScienceDirect is the website platform for journals published by Elsevier, a leading scientific, technical and medical publisher.  Plymouth has access to the majority of journals including backfiles of some core titles.   

 
FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.152. SciVal

ABOUT
SciVal can be used to help evaluate the impact of research. Analyse citation and usage data from Scopus which can be used to compare the research outputs of individual researchers, research groups, institutions and countries. 
Please note: Access is restricted to on-campus via an Elsevier username & password. New users to Elsevier must register for an account

Please link through to this Guidebook for detailed help when using of SciVal.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)
 

2.1.2.153. Social Care Online

ABOUT
Social Care Online is the UK's largest online database of  information on all aspects of social work and social care. It includes leglislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, UK grey (informally-published) literature, reports and journal articles. The database is updated daily and containes over 160,000 records from the 1980s onwards.

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
For guidance on searching Social Care Online please see the online help
http://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/Help/Help

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kerri Daymond (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.154. SocINDEX

ABOUT

SocINDEX with Full Text is a sociology and social science research database. It provides full-text, peer-reviewed sociology journals covering many subjects including gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, religion and social work.  It also covers elements of international relations and world politics.  


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kerri Daymond (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.155. SOLON Online Journal (Promoting Interdisciplinary Studies in Crime and Bad Behaviour)
 

ABOUT

SOLON is a consortium of academics and professionals/practitioners based in a partnership between the Universities of Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes, Plymouth, Liverpool John Moores, the West of England and Liverpool Hope. The consortium has a wide-ranging remit to showcase work relating to the study of offensive or anti-social behaviour. 
 

The SOLON group publishes an open-access journal Law, Crime and History, which can be accessed via their website or via Primo.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.156. Statista

ABOUT

Statista is an online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organisations and government institutions. It is one of the world’s most successful statistics databases, and the platform consists of over 1,500,000 statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. Apart from statistics, Statista also provides data on market forecasts, white paper studies, dossiers, industry reports, digital market outlooks and consumer market outlooks.



FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)
2.1.2.157. Symplectic Elements
 

ABOUT

Elements is the name of the University’s research publication information system. It is produced by a company called Symplectic. All staff have an Elements profile and can access Elements at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/library/library-research-support-services. Please log in using your Plymouth username and password.

 

Elements information can be reused on the Publications tab of the staff profile pages, known as PPPs. Elements information is also used for internal reporting and Plymouth’s submission to the REF. 

 

The next REF and Open Access:

Depositing appropriate versions of published work into PEARL, the university’s research repository, will satisfy compliance for the purposes of the next REF as well as many funder mandates.  Deposit is achieved via use of Elements.  Full guidance to staff can be found on the Library’s Research Support guide:   http://plymouth.libguides.com/research/ref

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For further support or enquiries, please email: openresearch@plymouth.ac.uk and quote "Elements" in your enquiry.

2.1.2.158. Taylor & Francis platform

ABOUT

Library eBooks covering all disciplines. Tip: Filter on the left side of search results to ‘show content I have access to’.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kim Davis (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.159. Taylor & Francis Online

ABOUT

Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals covering a variety of subject disciplines.  Please note, not every title is within our collection.


FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)
2.1.2.160. TRILT

ABOUT

TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) is an extensive online database of UK television and radio programme information.  It is primarily used by the Information Specialists in order to purchase missed recordings not available on BoB.  Please note:  it does not contain the recordings themselves.  To view recordings please access BoB from the library homepage: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/library

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Choose ‘Plymouth University’ from the list of institutions.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.161. TRIP (Turning Research into Practice)
 
ABOUT

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) is a free online search engine for you to find and use high-quality clinical research evidence.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
Most content is free to access.  When accessing the full text content available through the university’s subscriptions you need to follow the off campus guidance for the particular resource, e.g. Science Direct or Ovid.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

There is an online PDF guide here https://www.tripdatabase.com/how-to-use-trip

Many of the reviews and documents are free to access.   You are also able to link in to the full text content we have in the university.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.162. UK Data Archive (UKDA)

ABOUT
The UK Data Archive is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. With several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary, our Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact  Kate Russell
(Senior Information Specialist)



2.1.2.163. UK Data Service


ABOUT

The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.

 

Here you will find a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including the Census Dissemination Unit, large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kate Russell (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.163.1. University of Plymouth PhD theses

ABOUT
From 1st October 2010, PhD students have been required to deposit an electronic copy of their PhD thesis to PEARL http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk. A large number of theses submitted from before this date have also been digitalised and added to PEARL.

 

ACCESS ROUTE

Electronic full text PhD theses are stored in PEARL and they can be searched and accessed via PRIMO:

  1. Type in subject keywords and then select "Plymouth University Outputs and Theses" from the drop down menu.
  2. The results list will contain details of both PhD theses and other research  outputs in the PEARL repository.To narrow down the results to  just PhD theses, use the Refine My Results option on the left hand side  and select the “thesis” resource type to show only PhS theses for your search.
  3. Clicking on the title and scrolling to the "Details" tab provides the abstract  and the "View Online" tab links to the electronic full text.

 

Some theses can be subject to embargos on grounds of confidentiality or other ethical reasons.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
For more information about finding PhD theses on PRIMO, please contact your Information Specialist

2.1.2.164. VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service)

ABOUT

VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service) is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.

  
FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kim Davis (Information Specialist)

 
2.1.2.165. Victorian Popular Culture

ABOUT
Three themed collections: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; and Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.166. The Vogue Archive

 
ABOUT
Vogue Archive is a database of the full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition) in full colour page image, from the first issue in 1892 to the present, with monthly updates for new issues.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)


 

2.1.2.167. War diaries from the Imperial War Museum: the Great War
 

ABOUT

A collection of personal revealing views of combatants of all ranks, via their personal papers and sound recordings.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.168. Warc

 

ABOUT

Warc is a marketing information tool useful for marketing, advertising, media and related subjects.  It includes case studies, best practice, market intelligence and consumer insight.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.169. Web of Science

ABOUT

Web of Science is a database of the world’s major journals and conference proceedings in predominantly Science & Technology but also Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. This is an abstract and indexing database and does not link to the full text of every article.  Use the Full Text > SFX button to ascertain whether we have access to the article required.

 

Journal Citation Reports can also be accessed via the Web of Science platform – choose“Journal Citation Reports” at the very top of the Web of Science screen.  The JCR is a tool to measure the impact of journals and to rank them.

  

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Guide to using Web of Science

See also the provider’s training website

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

 

2.1.2.170. Westlaw

ABOUT

Westlaw is an international database of full text legal resources offering UK legislation and a wealth of case law, news, and textbook sources.  It is complementary to the LexisLibrary  and contains different full text journals and textbooks.  Some journal articles not available as full text via Westlaw or LexisLibrary might be found through a journal title search in Primo.

 

NB: Westlaw will prompt you to set up a My Westlaw account which allows you to store searches and articles in a folder.  Click 'skip' if you do not wish to set up an account.

 

Guide to using Westlaw

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Senior Information Specialist)

2.1.2.171. What is SFX?


SFX is used by some publishers to provide links between electronic resources, i.e. between journal citation indexes (e.g. Web of Science, SocIndex) and the full text of the article. It is used when a particular journal article is not available in the database you are using but may link through to another subscribed database where it is.  The SFX icons may look different but provide the same linking facility.  Generally, you will see the following:-  or

By clicking on an SFX link you will see a window listing links to the database(s) where you can access the item you want in electronic full-text, or you can check the Primo Electronic Library for available print copies.

If there is no full text option listed in the SFX menu, generally that means that the University does not subscribe to the article.  Occasionally there may be a technical error with the SFX server, Primo, or the database you are using, that prevents the correct information from being transmitted between resources. Try checking Primo for the journal title and if still unsure please contact our Information Desk staff in the Library for advice.

I have been linked to the journal title and not the article….

You may find occasionally that you are passed to the publisher’s home page rather than directly to the article you want. There are usually 2 reasons why this happens:-

  • The publisher’s site is not set up to “deep link” to the article   OR
  • There was not enough information provided to the SFX record from the citation to make the direct connection

In either case, simply scroll through the table of contents of the journal to identify what you need. Please let library staff know about specific titles or publishers that cause problems.

If you are outside the university network you must check for any information about off campus access – you can do this by clicking the Details tab below the database name in Primo and then scrolling down to view the Access Policy details.

2.1.2.172. Wiley Online Library

 

ABOUT

Wiley Online Library is a major scientific, technical, medical scholarly publisher.  Plymouth has access to many, but not all, of the journals on this website. 


 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Chris Johns (Information Specialist)

 
2.1.2.173. Women in the National Archives


ABOUT

This resource comprises two distinct elements: A Finding Aid to Women's Studies Resources in The National Archives at Kew and Original Documents on the Suffrage Question in Britain, the Empire and Colonial Territories.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Nicola Tricker (Information Specialist)

2.1.2.174. Zetoc Electronic Table of Contents


ABOUT

Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents. The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.  There is no full text within Zetoc – it is intended to be an alerting tool to keep researchers up to date with new publications.


OFF-CAMPUS
Type and select “Plymouth University” when prompted.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

See the attached guide below for information on accessing Zetoc and setting up alerts (including alerts trouble shooting)
MIMAS guide to setting up alerts


FURTHER INFORMATION
Zetoc alerts need to be renewed annually.  The renewal email sent by the provider (MIMAS) will contain a link to activate a renewal.  If you experience any difficulties when following this link, try the following steps:

·        Navigate to the library’s authenticated Zetoc link here: http://plymouth.libguides.com/c.php?g=48969&p=315009 in order to first authenticate via Shibboleth

·        Now go to one of your recent ‘Alert’emails.  At the bottom of these emails there should be the following statement:

“If you are unable to see your Alert list when connected to Zetoc Alerts it may be due to a change in the way your institution authenticates to the service. You can transfer this Zetoc Alert list as follows; first ensure that you are logged into Zetoc Alerts with your username and password then click the following link: [Transfer this list using current login details]
You will then be able to amend this alert e.g. renew or make any changes to the search terms.”

·        Click on the ‘transfer this list using current login details’ link

·        You should be redirected to Zetoc and able to see, modify and renew your list.

For more information on this resource please contact  informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

 


2.1.3. Ethos - Request UK PhD Theses via Ethos

How can I access UK PhD theses?
 

The British Library has set up EThOS, a service which enables individuals to register online at http://ethos.bl.uk and access PhD theses directly without library mediation. EThOS currently provides details of more than 250,000 theses.

EThOS is also available via PRIMO under Find Databases.

Accessing EThOS:

Register at http://ethos.bl.uk and then search the database.  EThOS provides free, direct access to the full text of as many theses as possible. However, each university has a different approach and there may be one of 4 options that apply:

1.      Thesis is available for immediate download.
Action: click the Add to Basket button, accept Terms and Condition and you will then be given a link to download the pdf to your computer.

2.      Thesis can be digitised at no charge; delivery time is quoted.
Action: click the Add to Basket button and accept Terms and Conditions to create an order. You will receive notification by email when the thesis is available for download.

3.      Thesis can be digitised at a given cost; delivery time is quoted.
Action:
either
make a request to the ILL Team, using the British Library Loan form. Please specify that it is a PhD Thesis. LDS have agreed to cover the cost
or you can place a request immediately and pay by credit or debit card (no refund from LDS).

4.      Thesis not available via Ethos.
Action: make a request to the ILL Team, using the British Library Loan form. Please specify that it is a PhD Thesis and that it is not available via ethos, eg: ‘N/A Ethos’.


FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like more advice and support on using EThOS, please contact your subject librarian if known. You can also email: informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk.

 

The ILL Team can be contacted by email: illply@plymouth.ac.uk

2.1.3.1. EThos - Can I obtain a thesis which is not on Ethos?

ABOUT

There are several web-based sources that you can try (below) to get a copy, some providing immediate access if the thesis you need is not on EThOS.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Europe

Dart-Europe E-Theses Portal

www.dart-europe.eu/
Allows you to search for theses from Universities in 16 European countries, the majority of which are available for immediate download.

 

Australia

Trove –the National Library of Australia’s discovery website.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/general/theses

This help page gives you tips on how to find Australian theses.

 

Canada

Theses Canada

www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/thesescanada/index-e.html

A portal to find Canadian theses and dissertations. Participation is voluntary, but around 25% of entries are available for immediate download.

 

France

Theses-en-ligne

http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/TEL

An initiative of the Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe that aims to provide access to doctoral theses submitted to French universities and colleges.

 

Ireland

Rian.ie

http://rian.ie/en

A single point of access to open access Irish research publications, including some doctoral and research masters theses.

 

South Africa

www.netd.ac.za/

The South African national e-theses portal.

 

USA

PQDT Open

www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/pqdt.shtml

This service from the principal provider of US theses is specifically limited to doctoral theses that are available as open access.

 

World-Wide

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

www.ndltd.org/

The NDTLD site is an excellent starting point for tracing the existing of online theses from around the world. As well as a search, it also maintains a directory of links to other key websites. To search, click on the ‘For Researchers’ box.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you are still unable to find the thesis you need, the Inter Library Loan service may beable to obtain it for you. Place a request using the British Library Loan Request Form available after clicking on Requests on the Primo home page and signing in. In the ‘Publisher’ box you must enter Thesis level and University,e.g.: PhD, University of Plymouth. Failure to provide this information may lead to your request being declined.

 

Please contact the Document Delivery Team for further advice or help.

2.1.3.2. Adding my own Thesis to the EthOS database?
Question:

I would like my own Thesis added to the EthOS system, can this be done?


Answer:

The British Library are digitising theses as they are requested so if anyone asks to read your thesis it will be added to the system.

If your thesis was written as a Plymouth University student, then Ethos should already have the details of your thesis.

2.1.4. Primo

What is PRIMO?

Primo® is your gateway to library resources and services. Discover quality books, journal articles, conferences and more with one search.

  • Automatically limits to full text.
  • Save searches and references.
  • Manage your library account.



 

2.1.4.1. What am I searching in Primo?
 

SEARCHING PRIMO

You can limit your search in Primo either at the start of your search, before entering any search terms or after you have your results. This article explains how you can limit your search at the beginning by choosing from the drop down menu in the search box:

 

QUICK SEARCH

Your results will include all types of material including books, multimedia, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses etc. Primo collects data from the library catalogue (book titles, journal titles, multimedia, etc), our Digital Repository and Primo Central (a storage containing thousands of data from publishers' sites, and other open data sources. It is continually added to as the company, Ex Libris, negotiates rights with the individual publishers to harvest their data.)

 

BOOKS, JOURNAL TITLES, ETC

This is the quickest and easiest option for searching for books held in the University library. Your results will include details of book titles, journal titles and multimedia. It will not include content from within books and journals.

 

ARTICLES

This is the best option for searching for journal articles. It will not include journal titles, or book titles in the results.

 

PLYMOUTH LABPLUS

This will limit your results to material from the LabPlus collection based in the Davy Building. It contains material relevant to students studying biological sciences, environmental sciences, geography and earth sciences.

 

PLYMOUTH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE COLLECTION

This will limit your results to material from the School experience collection based on Level 2 of the library. The collection contains material to support trainee teachers.

 

 

PLYMOUTH SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

This will limit your results to material from the Special collections based in the Library lecture room. It is of particular relevance to anyone studying the arts and architecture.

 

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY RESEARCH REPOSITORIES

This will limit your results to material from the Research repositories which includes Plymouth University PhDs and masters dissertations.

2.1.4.2. Library Account

How to I access my library account using Primo?

   * Select Library Account option on the Primo homepage

    * Sign in using your usual University username and password.

    * Remember to sign out when you have finished using Primo.  This is especially important when using one of the public/open access computers.

    * In your account you have access to Loan information, Fines and fees, Requests and any blocks and messages related to your account.



 

2.1.4.3. Why can't I see the books I have on loan in Primo?
 

You need to be signed in to view and renew your books.

 

Accessing your Library Account

1.       Choose the Guest link at the top right of the Primo homepage to change to 'Sign in'.  Alternatively, select the Library Account link and sign in here.

2.       Select Loans and follow on screen instructions to see and renew your loans.

 

Remember to sign out when you have finished using Primo. This is especially important when using one of the public computers.

 
2.1.4.4. Primo - Searching for books

How do I find out what books are in the library on a specific subject?
 

ACCESS ROUTE
Your best option for finding what books the library holds on a specific subject is to:

1.       Limit your search at the initial search stage by choosing Books, Journal titles, etc.

2.       Type in your topic, for example, cloud computing.

3.       Once you have your search results choose Books from the left hand Resource Type filter, (otherwise resources such as theses and journal titles may be shown).

 

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Video guidance on searching for books on Primo

 

 
 
2.1.4.5. How do I search for e-books on Primo?


I only want to see what electronic books are available to access?

You can filter your results in a number of ways once you have your search results.

 

ACCESS ROUTE

1.      Enter your keywords into the Primo search box.

2.      From your results select "Full Text Online" from the Availability menu on the left.  From Resource Type select "Books".

3.      Alternatively, you can limit your search before you type in your keywords by choosing "Books, journals titles, etc".  Refine by Availability "Full Text Online", Resource Type "Books", and Date (if required).

 

 

 

 

2.2. Library and Digital Support

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is situated at the heart of the City Centre Campus next to the Students' Union.

The Library provides access to approximately 350,000 print books, 498,000 e-books, 14,000 current journal subscriptions, and a variety of study facilities. In one central location there are the resources you need carry out research (books, journals, internet), to present your work (computers, photocopiers, loan equipment, shop) and experienced, friendly staff to help you.

Opening Times

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is reopening from Monday 17th August, 08:00 – 20:00, Monday to Sunday. The Level 0 Learning Space will be available 24/7.

You must book via Resource Booker to use the Library and Level 0 Learning Space.

Staff will be available to help and guide you safely around the library.

Please visit our FAQs page for further information.

 

Contact Us

Email: Library & IT Enquires
Tel: 01752 588588 

 

 

2.2.1. Library Access
2.2.1.1. Library access and exit

Access to the Library

Use your University of Plymouth card on the entry gate to access the library. Please be vigilant with your belongings in the library and do not leave them unattended. Only assistance animals are allowed into the building.

Exit alarm

If the library exit alarm sounds as you leave, please go to the reception desk to have your items checked. Occasionally items may not be properly 'desensitised'. 

If you have items which have not been issued correctly, the incident will be recorded and if appropriate, the items will then be issued correctly to you. 

Any person stopped at the Library exit whilst making a deliberate attempt to remove materials from the Library without having them issued, may have their borrowing rights suspended pending an interview with the Library Customer Service Manager or their nominee. The Library Rules form part of the Code of Conduct and General Regulations for students, and the University's Disciplinary Procedures may, therefore, be invoked in cases of alleged misconduct or breach of the rules.

Forgotten or Lost University card

If you forget your University card you will be asked to sign in at the kiosk next to the entry gates using your Plymouth University username and password. A temporary library entry pass valid until midnight of the day of issue will be printed. Please keep the slip safe until it expires as it will be required upon exit, and only one temporary entry pass per day can be issued.

If you wish to borrow books using your temporary entry pass, you will be asked some security questions to identify yourself before anything can be issued. 

If you lose your University card you should obtain a new one from the Card office as soon as possible.

If you lose an associate member library card or enabler access card you should report this to staff at the reception desk as soon as possible.

2.2.2. Borrowing and returning items
2.2.2.1. Borrowing from the Library

Library Services during the Coronavirus 

Please retain and renew any library books due for return until further notice. You will not incur any overdue charges during this period. Please Note: existing recalls of books on loan will be cancelled.

See our FAQs Library Guide for further information about accessing e-resources.

Final Year Students – Returning books

If you are a student finishing this year and need to return your books you can do so via

  • A red returns bin located in the entrance of Drake’s café between 10:00-13:00 Monday-Friday.
  • Please only use this facility if you are a student in your final year as the returns bin has limited capacity.
  • Ensure you social distance when returning books.


University of Plymouth staff and students are automatically members of the library. You will need your University card to access the library building and to borrow from the library stock. Library membership expires when your course ends or your staff contract expires.

The Library is open 24/7 during term-time and has self-service machines to borrow and return. Library staff will be happy to help if you have any problems with the machines.

Issue, Return & Renew

Issue

When you borrow items, the machine will print an issue receipt showing the dates your loans are due for return or renewal. Remember to renew your loans regularly. If an item has a queue of requests you can only borrow it for 7 days. Check your receipt carefully. Please be aware that if your issued item is subsequently requested, the due date may change. See Requests and Recalls and Overdue Loans & Charges  for further information
 
There are four Self-issue machines on level 1 in the main foyer, and a machine on level 0 and level 2.

Return

Returns receipts will show the date and time that an item was returned. Please keep this receipt until you have checked all items have been cleared from your library account. A receipt is accepted as proof of return.

The self-return unit is located on level 1 in the main foyer.

Renew

You can renew your books via  Primo.

Sign in to Primo (at the top right of the page) using your university username and password.  

Choose 'Library account' to see all the items currently on loan to you. 

To renew, click 'renew all' or select the items you require and click 'renew selected'.  You will now see an updated due date.

If your account has been suspended due to overdue charges or lost items, or the item you wish to renew has been requested by someone else, you will see 'not renewable' next to the item.  If you are unsure why your items are not renewable or you have any other queries please contact the library by email at  libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk telephone (01752) 588588, or in person at the information desk.

Borrowing Entitlement 

Who?

How many?

How long?

Students

20

*6 weeks

Staff

20

*6 weeks

Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students

20

*6 weeks

Plus an additional 40 from the School Experience Collection (SEC)

*16 weeks

Associate

6

*6 weeks


*Unless requested. If an item is recalled you will be asked to return it within 7 days, or by the existing due date, whichever is sooner. Late return of a recalled item will result in overdue charges

Equipment

Loan period

Additional Information

Video camera

Loaned for 7 days. The equipment can’t be renewed online.

There is no charge to borrow. Overdue charges will occur if an item is reserved by another user and not returned on time.

Digital stills camera

MP3 / Voice recorder

Tripod


Media equipment loans should be collected and returned to the Reception Desk on Level 1 of the library.

Reference only items cannot be taken out of the library. These items will usually be indicated by a sticker, stamp or a ‘Ref’ label on the spine. Most journals are reference only.

Inter Library Loans (ILL) are lent from the British Library or an alternative library. These items can have varying due dates and in some cases are reference only.

You should check your library account and University emails regularly. 

2.2.2.2. Borrowing from KSpa

As you cannot use your University ID card to borrow items from the Knowledge Spa, you will need to register locally for a separate library card.

You can search their catalogue, SWIMS, at http://www.swims.nhs.uk

For further information about Truro Knowledge Spa, please see their website at http://www.cornwall.nhs.uk/Library or see our Nursing Libguide

2.2.2.3. Requests & Recalls

Library Services during the Coronavirus 

The Library building is now closed until further notice. You will not be able to make or collect recall requests.

See our FAQs Library Guide for further information about accessing e-resources.


 

The request system is in place to ensure all users have fair access to library stock.

If all copies of a title are on loan you can make a request. Once an item is requested it should be returned within 7 days, or by the existing due date, whichever is sooner.

Please note that reference only texts cannot be requested, but should be available within the library.

To obtain an item that we do not have in stock you can make an Inter Library Loan request (ILL). You cannot make an ILL request for items we hold in the library even if these are all out on loan. 

Recalled loans

  • If someone requests an item you have on loan, you will be asked to return it within 7 days, or by the existing due date, whichever is sooner. You will not be able to renew.
  • If the item is not returned within the recalled due date you will incur overdue charges (£2 per day up to £50).
  • When you issue items, you can print a receipt that will show the dates your loans are due for return or renewal. If an item has a queue of requests you can only borrow it for 7 days. Please check your receipt carefully.
  • A recall request can be placed at any time therefore due dates may be subject to change. It is vital to check your library account and university email regularly for notifications.
  • The library is open 24/7 every day so a book can be due back during vacations.

Making a Request

  • Sign into your Primo library account with your university username and password.
  • Find the item you want on Primo (the library catalogue).
  • If all copies are out on loan, click ‘Get It’ - underneath item title.
  • In the dialogue box that opens, click ‘Request’.
  • Fill out the form and click the Request button to submit.
  • If you consistently have problems finding an item on the shelves that shows as available on Primo, speak to library staff at the Information Desk on level 1.

 Collecting Requests

  • You will be notified by email once your request is ready to collect. Check that the correct email address is recorded on your Primo/Library account.
  • You have 7 days to pick up your reservation. This will also show on your library account.
  • Requests can be collected from the reservation shelving on level 1.
  • Requests are kept in expiry date order and can be identified by their shelfmark number. This information is in your e-mail. You will need to collect the item before the expiry date and use the self-issue machine as usual before leaving the library.
  • When you issue items, you can print a receipt that will show the dates your loans are due for return or renewal. If an item has a queue of requests you can only borrow it for 7 days. Please check your receipt carefully.
  • Inter Library Loan requests are held for collection at the Reception Desk on level 1.

 

  

2.2.2.4. PAHC Library Courier Service

Library Services during the Coronavirus 

The PAHC and main Library buildings are now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online. See our FAQs Library Guide for further information about accessing alternative e-resources.


  • A book returns service between the PAHC Library and University of Plymouth Library will operate during term-time.
  • The service is available to all University of Plymouth students and staff.
  • The service will operate from the PAHC library to the University of Plymouth library ONLY to return University of Plymouth Library stock.
  • You will not be able to return Inter Library Loan items via this service or return PAHC Library items to PAHC Library via the University of Plymouth Library and there are no plans to offer this service in the future.
  • All items returned via this service are your responsibility until they are returned on our library system at the UoP library, so please allow at least 2 working days from when you return the item at PAHC until it is officially discharged from your library account. You will need to ensure that the item has been renewed if the due date is imminent or you will be liable for the overdue charges if it is returned late at the UoP library.
  • To return items to the UoP library, please place them in the box at the PAHC Library. PAHC library staff will be able to direct you to this. No receipts will be issued at PAHC so please make sure items are placed in the correct place and check your library account after 2 working days to make sure they have been discharged from your library account.
  • Boxes returning items to the UoP library will be collected Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.
  • There is no returns service at weekends or during vacations.
  • You may still prefer to return items directly to the University of Plymouth Library where they will be discharged from your library account immediately.Please use the self return machines located on Level 1.
  • You can also return items by post if you are on placement or live at a distance although you will need to pay the return postage rate. The address to return items to by post is; The Charles Seale-Hayne Library, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA.

If you have any queries, for example, if an item is still on your library account more than 2 working days after you have returned it at the PAHC Library, please contact libanditenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk

 


 

2.2.3. Overdue Loans and Charges
2.2.3.1. Overdue Loans & Charges

Overdue loans

  • If any items on your account become overdue, your library account will be suspended. For assistance, contact us.
  • You should check your account and renew your loans regularly, as loan periods will be shortened if items are requested.
  • Any loans 6 weeks or more overdue, (you will be charged a 'lost item replacement' fee).
  • Equipment loans overdue by 14 days or more will be deemed lost and you will be charged the full replacement cost of the item.
  • You will be charged if an item is requested and you do not return it on time. If an item is already overdue when it is requested, you will be charged overdue fees from the date of the request.
  • A renewal fee will be added to your account for any overdue Inter Library loans.

Charges

Overdue Requested Item and Overdue equipment

 

Overdue Inter Library Loan

 

Lost Item

 

£2 per day to a maximum of £50 per item

 

£4.85 renewal fee per item

 

Cost of item replacement from library suppliers

 

If you have charges of £25 or over on your account, you will receive a University invoice

You can pay charges:

  • At the Reception Desk on level 1 of the library with a bank card or with your University card pre-loaded with money. We do not accept cash.
  • By phone (01752) 588588 with a debit or credit card
  • By cheque, made payable to 'Plymouth University', posted to Library and Digital Support, The Charles Seale-Hayne Library, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

For invoiced charges, follow directions at the bottom of the invoice to pay by BACS.

Once a lost item has been paid for (before or after invoice) we will purchase a replacement copy and so we will not accept returned items or offer refunds. Please contact LibraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk /Library Reception Desk with any queries.

Extenuating Circumstances

If you incur overdue charges due to circumstances such as illness or bereavement, the charges may be waived. For more information see our Library Fines Exceptions Policy.

Library email notifications

The following library notices will be sent to your university email address:

  • Library Courtesy Notice - 7 days before due date of loaned item.
  • Library Due Date Reminder - on due date.
  • Library Overdue Items Warning - 3 weeks overdue.
  • Library Overdue Items Bill - 6 weeks overdue (will be charged a 'lost item replacement' fee).
  • Library Loan Update/Recall - when you need to return an item requested by another user.

 



2.2.3.2. Library Fines Exceptions Policy

Library Fines Exceptions Policy

Please contact us to discuss waiving fines. Fines will normally be waived in line with the circumstances below.

 Circumstances normally accepted

 Personal Circumstance

 Notes/evidence required

 Medical exemption

 Users should provide a medical certificate covering the 
 relevant dates, (registered disabled students may         
 provide evidence from DAS if applicable).

 Bereavement 

 No formal evidence required

 Exceptional personal circumstances or  family issues

 Users are requested to provide confirmation from their
 department

 Serious and unforeseeable transport or
 weather related difficulties

 Waivers in these circumstances will not apply to those
 living in Plymouth

 University system error
 No evidence required

 Circumstances not normally accepted

 Personal Circumstance

 Notes

 User didn’t realise/ forgot to check emails/  didn’t check library account

 Users are encouraged at all times to check emails and  library account regularly

 User is away from campus, at a
 conference, on placement, or on business
 related to their work/studies

 Users are expected to make arrangements prior to  going away on planned absences from the  University

 User lives at a distance

 Users living at a distance can use the Postal Loans  system

 International students at home during
 vacations

 Users are expected to prepare beforehand and we
 advise that library items should not be taken out of the
 UK.

 User has been on holiday

 Users are expected to make prior arrangements prior
 to going away on holiday

 Students with disabilities

 Waivers will only be applied if a medical certificate
 supplied, or individual circumstances have been
 confirmed through Disability Assist.

 Temporary loss of access to email/internet
 (including work place restrictions on
 access to email)

 Users are expected to make alternative arrangements  to access email

 Items stolen or damaged while at home

 Users are advised to claim compensation for the
 charges incurred via their insurance policy

 Email reminders are not received

 All automated notices are itemised on your library
 account.  Unless we cannot find a trace of a notice on
 your account then a waiver will not apply.
 All emails are sent to your University email address

 User has lent the item to someone
 else/someone else has used their card to
 borrow the item

 Users are responsible for all items loaned on their
 account and should not loan their University or Library
 card to anyone else as they will be liable for all loans
 and charges
2.2.4. Inter Library Loans
2.2.4.1. Inter Library Loans (ILL)

Library Services during the Coronavirus 

As a temporary measure, the library is suspending the ability to request physical material (books or print articles) via Inter Library Loan. Electronic journal articles will be processed where possible.

See our FAQs Library Guide for further information about accessing alternative e-resources.




The Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service enables you to request items that are not held at Plymouth University library. Your request will initially be sent to the British Library; if they cannot supply we can try other ILL lending libraries.

ILL requests are paid for by the university. Please make sure that any ILL requests you make are for books or articles essential to your studies, and please also check that the library does not already hold the item, and that it is not available freely online, before placing an ILL.

Making an ILL Request  

  1. Log in to Primo with your Plymouth University user name and password
  2. Search for the item in Primo by clicking on the Inter Library Loans link at the top of the page.

  3. Select the appropriate request type, either Article, Book, or Journal, and fill in as much information as you can.

  4. Click on Submit

  5. If an Inter Library Loan request is necessary (i.e. the item cannot be supplied from our own stock) you will receive the message:

    Your search did not match any resources in the library. Use the link/s below in order to request the resource from other libraries.

  6. Click on the link Submit an Interlibrary loan request; the Resource information form will appear, pre-populated with your request details.

  7. Edit as necessary, remembering to choose the Digital format for articles, as this means they can be forwarded directly to you. If you need the requested content in an alternative format, due to disability, you should mention this in the Comments field.

  8. Click on the Request button.

  9. Scroll up the page to make sure the message Request placed has appeared. 

SEDs (Secure Electronic Delivery documents) should arrive within 4 days, and physical items within a week. Please see Inter Library Loan Articles for information on how to access seds.

Some items cannot be supplied by the British Library immediately. They may be on loan to another customer, or the British Library may not hold them in stock. If this is the case we will let you know and ask you if you want us to recall the item, or try to borrow the item from another lending library; these items can take longer to supply, may be subject to different loan periods, and will not always be able to be renewed.

ILL Charges

You are not currently charged for making an ILL request. However, other fees apply.

  • There is a £5.35 renewal fee, which will be added to your library account automatically if the item becomes overdue.
  • There is a £15 ‘failure to collect’ fee, which will be added to your library account if you fail to collect your physical book or journal request from the library.
  • Lost inter library loan books from the British Library will be charged at a minimum of £182.80. Other suppliers may charge different fees. These may be able to be refunded, minus an administration fee, if the lost item is returned within six weeks.

Contact Details

ILL Team illply@plymouth.ac.uk

(01752) 588766

2.2.4.2. Inter Library Loan Articles (SED)

ILL requests: Secure Electronic Delivery documents (SEDs) - downloading and printing


A requested inter library loan (ILL) in the form of a journal article or section of a book will usually be delivered to you electronically, in the form of a SED. 

The first time you download and/or print a document you will need to register with the British Library. This does not commit you to any relationship with the British Library, it just enables the digital rights management to sit with you as an individual, rather than with software on a PC or other device. Once you have done this any future seds requested by you will become available as well.

Please note:

  • You will need Adobe X or a later version to download documents.
  • Content can only be printed once, but can be downloaded to multiple devices.
  • You have 30 days from receipt of the email in which to download the content.
  • Downloaded content will remain available for 3 years. 
  • Content can also be viewed and downloaded from any device via the link on the email, and can be transferred via a usb stick.
  • You cannot alter the file in any way, although if your version of Adobe allows it you may be able to add brief notes.

If you experience any difficulties or have any questions please contact illply@plymouth.ac.uk

2.2.4.3. British Library On Demand account

You will need to create an On Demand account with the British Library in order to access your Inter Library loan article. 

How to register for a British Library On Demand account

  1. Go to https://ondemand.bl.uk/onDemand/home and click on Register (top right hand corner)
  2. On the next screen, under Don’t have a British Library Online Account yet?, click on Register
  3. Enter your details:
    Email - Use your University email address
    Username – at least 6 characters (avoid using the @ symbol)
    Password – 8-20 characters, including capital, lower case, and number
    Click on Register
  4. On the next screen, click on OK.
  5. An activation email will be sent to your registered email account. Click on the link, and enter your registered On Demand Username and Password, to activate your account.
  6. You will be asked for some additional information. Fill out the mandatory fields and click on Next.
  7. Accept the terms and conditions and click on Finish.
  8. You will receive a registration confirmation email.

Please note; it may take 5-10 minutes for your account to become active. If you cannot immediately open your document try again later.

Opening a document / Troubleshooting

You can view and download your article from any device via the link on the email. Content can only be printed once, but can be downloaded to multiple devices.

You must open the document using Adobe Acrobat Reader (you can get Adobe Acrobat Reader for free from https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ ). If this does not happen automatically you will need to

  • Find where your document has download, right click on it, select Open with and select Adobe Reader
  • Disable or bypass your browsers built in document viewer via settings. See attached instructions below.

Please note; Most issues are caused by a device or browser using a document viewer other than Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the PDF. This can lead to a message stating that the file is ‘corrupted’ or that it cannot be opened.

Once Adobe Reader opens up you will get a login box. Enter your On Demand Username and Password. 

If you get an Access to this document is restricted message, try the following

  • In Adobe Reader go to Edit > Preferences > Security.
  • Click on Clear remembered account information and confirm
  • Retry the download link

If you are still having problems accessing your article then please contact the British Library at customer-services-accounts@bl.uk . Please provide as much information as possible and screenshots if applicable.



 

2.2.4.4. Collecting / Renewing Inter Library Loans

Library Services during the Coronavirus 

The Library building is now closed until further notice and therefore you will be unable to collect any Inter Library Loan books or printed articles - you will not be charged any non-collection fees.

If you have any ILL books on loan please keep hold of them until the Library has resumed normal service. Items will be renewed on your behalf, or any overdue ILL fines incurred will be waived.

Please contact us if you have any questions at illply@plymouth.ac.uk

Also see our FAQs Library Guide for further helpful information about accessing resources.


 

Collecting

  • If you request a physical copy of an ILL (book, journal or photocopy) you will receive an email informing you of its availability and due date.
  • Please collect your request from the Information Desk on level 1. The item will also be issued to you at the desk.
  • If you are unable to collect your request by the specified time date, contact Inter Library Loans straight away. Failure to collect a request will result in a £15 non-collection fee being added to your account.

Book return date

  • Do not remove the paper label wrapped around the book you receive through Inter Library Loans. It will give you information about the return date and any other restrictions imposed by the British Library.
  • After it is issued to you, the book will show on your Library account as an Inter Library Loan with the date it is due back.

Reference items

Reference only restrictions are imposed by the supplying library, usually because a book is rare or in high demand. Reference items will be kept at the Information Desk for you to use in the library as often as you wish within the loan period.

Renewal

If there is no one else waiting for the book you should be able to renew, subject to the terms specified by the lender. Each renewal will cost you £5.35 per item.You must renew via email- you cannot renew yourself or at the information desk.   

Please email illply@plymouth.ac.uk team at least 2 days before your book is due for return. 

Contact Details

Inter Library Loans

illply@plymouth.ac.uk

(01752) 588766


 

2.2.5. Resources
2.2.5.1. Library Subject Guides – resources & support for your subject

ABOUT

Find relevant resources plus help and support for your subject in the Library’s Subject Guides.

 

Each guide covers a broad subject area and contains the following:

•            Links to Primo and specific resources such as online journals or databases for your subject

•            How to get the full text off-campus

•            Contact details for your Information Specialist

•            Help with referencing & avoiding plagiarism

•            General library information for new students such as how to borrow books

•            Twitter for library news & updates

•            A place for you to give feedback

2.2.5.2. Special Collections

ABOUT

The Special Collections Archive can be found on Level 3, Room 305. Please use the guides below for further information on how to view the collections. 

 

Please see the attached guide and the Special Collections guidance video
2.2.5.3. Resources for School Experience

ABOUT

The School Experience Collection is located on Level 2 of the library. These teaching resources include fiction and non-fiction books and classroom resources in a variety of formats, e.g. DVDs, posters and project packs. Students on Initial Teaching Training courses can borrow up to 40 items from this collection in addition to their usual allocation. Other library users can borrow these items within their usual book limit for three weeks.

 

The classification system is as follows:

J 001 – J 999 Junior non-fiction
OS J 001 – OS J 999 Oversize junior non-fiction
J AAA – J ZZZ Junior fiction
JS AAA – JS ZZZ Junior short fiction
JP AAA – JP ZZZ Junior picture books
JPB AAA - JPB ZZZ Junior picture books (large format)
JPL AAA – JPL ZZZ Junior foreign language picture books

 

The reference only section:
JREF 001 – JREF 999 contains schemes of work and lesson plans for different subject areas.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information on how to use this collection follow this link to the Library Subject Guide.
2.2.5.4. Copyright, Licensing and Intellectual Property Information

Information and guidance on copyright and licensing for students and staff can be found in the Copyright LibGuide.

The University Intellectual Property Policy can be found here.

For further advice contact: informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

2.2.5.5. Harvard Referencing

We recommend the following guide:

Pears, R. & Shields, G. (2013) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 9th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave

 

Also available electronically via Primo and the Library Subject Guides: http://plymouth.libguides.com/referencing

 

This is a generic guide and is suitable for all University of Plymouth students using the Harvard referencing style. In addition to the online guide, there are multiple copies available in the library, however you should check your module handbook for any specific guidelines required by your department. 

 

Students can also have a free EndNote Online account to assist them with referencing. A Plymouth cite them right style has been created for EndNote Online. 

2.2.5.6. What is an ISBN / ISSN?
Question:

I have been asked to provide an ISBN / ISSN what is this?


Answer:

ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) are unique numbers which are given to most publications. If you are wish to request a book from the library, or to buy your own copy, this number will help to ensure that you have the correct item.

If you can supply the ISBN or ISSN for an item you are requesting, it will help to speed up the processing of your request.
 
2.2.5.7. ISBNs and ISSNs
   Q:  

I want to publish an item under the imprint of ‘University of Plymouth’, how do I get an ISBN or ISSN?


   A:  

ISBNs for monographs can be obtained by emailing isbnrequests@plymouth.ac.uk. If you want the item to be widely publicised you should also complete a Nielsen BookData Title Submission form, available via the Library office or directly from http://www.nielsenbookdata.co.uk

ISSNs for new journals or serial publications are obtained from the British Library, at the address below:

ISSN UK Centre
The British Library
Boston Spa
Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ

Tel: +44 (0)1937 546959
Fax: +44 (0)1937 546562
Email: issn-uk@bl.uk

 

2.2.5.8. Out of Hours Coursework Submission Box

Students from the following faculties can use a post box located in the library to submit their coursework when the school admin offices are closed.

  • Science and Engineering
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
The post box is sited by the main entrance doors on Level 1.

Submitting Coursework through the out of hours box
  • When using this facility please remember to staple your work and attach a front cover sheet.
  • You must include a photocopy of your University Card for scanning purposes.
  • Any work posted in this coursework submission box will be collected and scanned through the normal coursework receipt system and you should receive an email receipt by 10:00 am the next working day.
Please note: Library staff are unable to answer queries and do not have access to this box.

Please direct any queries during normal working hours to:
Science and Engineering, Room 015 Smeaton
Arts and Humanities, 1st Floor Roland Levinsky
Business, 3rd Floor Cookworthy

 

2.2.6. Study Areas
2.2.6.1. Study Areas

The library has a variety of study areas across four floors to support your learning needs.

Group study areas

The main group study areas are on Level 1 and Level 2. There are also group tables in the Level 0 atrium.

  • Show respect to other users and keep conversation noise to a reasonable level.
  • Mobile phones and laptops can be used.
  • Be mindful that excessive noise can travel to adjoining areas and cause disturbance to other users.

Quiet Study areas

The whole of Level 3 is a quiet study zone. A small quiet study area is also on Level 0, near the North stairs.

  • Users must work quietly at all times.
  • Mobile phones should be set to silent, although texting etc is allowed. Laptops and other mobile devices can be used with headphones.
  • Be mindful that conversation and other noise can cause annoyance, particularly when passing through an area.

Silent study room

A small room (309) is available on Level 3 for silent study.

  • Users must work silently at all times.
  • Mobile phones should be switched off and laptops and other mobile devices should not be used.
  • Refrain from eating and be mindful that even slight sounds can disrupt other users.

Bookable Library Study Rooms

Bookable study rooms, of varying sizes, are available across all floors. Please see our Bookable Study Rooms article for information about the rooms and how to book.

Computing Areas (Open Access Computing Areas)

We have PCs and a number of Macs in the Library available for students to use on a first-come basis. Also see our software article .

There are computing areas in the 24/7 Learning Space, Level 0 and Level 1 with a limited number of PCs on Level 2 and Level 3.

There is also a main open access area on Level 1 of the Babbage building.

24/7 Learning Space

This room houses PCs and study spaces with plenty of power points for laptops.

The room is open 24/7 all year round and is only accessible via the Level 0 foyer. You cannot access the main library directly from this area and will need to exit the room via the Level 0 foyer and enter the main library via the level 1 main entrance.To enter and exit the room you must swipe your University card*.

*The system must register you as entering and leaving the room. Failure to do so could result in users being locked in or out of the room.

Postgrad Room / Special Collections

This is a swipe access only room (305) on Level 3 for University of Plymouth postgrad students.

The room is occasionally used for teaching, which is advertised in advance, and houses the Special Collections.

Sum:UP

A mathematics and statistics drop-in for University of Plymouth undergraduate students is held in the Sum:UP area on Level 1, available during term time.


2.2.6.2. Additional Study Areas

In addition to the study areas in the Library you can find study spaces, called Your Space, across campus.

Areas differ in size and comprise of a variety of seating and tables with power points for your devices. See table below and campus map attachment for area locations.

Building

Area

No. Spaces

Rolle

Ground Floor

40

1st Floor

40

2nd Floor

10

PSQ

Ground Floor Foyer (next to the Café)

14

B101

12

Sherwell

Ground Floor

16

1st Floor

36

Link

1st Floor Corridor

40

RLB

2nd Floor Corridor

50

Your Spaces are managed by Library & Digital Support.

Contact Us
libandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk
01752 588588

2.2.6.3. Bookable Study rooms (Library)

Due to COVID-19 bookable study room will temporarily not be available for group study. Rooms can be booked on an individual basis by using Resource Booker



There are a limited number of bookable study rooms available for use by students and staff located on all floors of the library.

All rooms are equipped with a university networked PC. Selected group rooms additionally have an LCD presentation screen and/or a whiteboard.

Room No.

Level / floor

Capacity

Equipment

009

0

12 people

PC / Whiteboard / LCD presentation screen

010

0

4 people

PC / Whiteboard /LCD presentation screen

011 - 014

0

2 people

PC

108

1

8 people

PC / Whiteboard     

109 - 113

1

4 people

PC / Whiteboard

205

2

6 people

PC / Whiteboard / LCD presentation screen

206 - 207

2

4 people

PC / Whiteboard

208 - 213

2

2 people

PC

302, 303, 307

3

1 person

PC / Whiteboard

Please note; from 07:00 – 08:00 the rooms are closed for cleaning.

How to Book a room

Go to the library study room booking system here or via the Library webpage. You can also book using the University of Plymouth app.

  • Enter your University username and password and click Log in.
  • Select a room type and date from the drop down menus. Click on Continue.
  • Unavailable slots show as booked.
  • To book 1 hour; select the hour slot you require, click OK and click Confirm.
  • To book 2 hours or more; select one of the hour slots you require and click OK. Select the other hour slot you require and click OK. Click on Confirm. This is regarded as a block booking. You can only book two consecutive hour slots at a time. If you need to book more, click on Another Booking and repeat the process. A maximum of 12 bookings a week, per person, can be booked.
  • Details of your booking(s) will be displayed together with the unique PIN you will need to access the room. You will have a PIN for an hourly or block booking. Please make a note of this number.
  • A confirmation email will also be sent with the PIN. You will receive the email from Telepen not Plymouth University. Please note; the email will be sent to the email address that you have registered with your school.
  • Click Another booking to return to the home page or log out if you have finished.

View or cancel existing bookings

  • Enter your University username and password and click Log in.
  • Click on the View/cancel existing bookings link underneath.
  • Your booking date, time, room number and PIN will be displayed in a table.
  • To cancel a booking; click on the date and time link, click Yes and OK on the pop up message.
  • Click Back to return to the homepage.
  • Please cancel if you cannot make your booking.Failing to claim a booked room on 6 occasions will result in a 28 day suspension where you will be unable to make further bookings.

Accessing your booked room

  • Swipe your university card at the keypad unit next to the door and enter the four digit PIN assigned to the booking.
  • For group bookings, any member of the group can access the room as long as they use the correct PIN.
  • Should the room you have booked already be occupied, please go to the information desk on level 1 of the library.
  • You are able to leave the room during the booked period. However, please remember to take your student card and the PIN number assigned to the booking with you, as you will need these to re-access the room.
  • Should you wish to vacate the study room early, you are able to cancel the remaining booked hours on the study room booking system. 

Booking terms and conditions

  • A maximum of 12 bookings a week, per person, can be booked.
  • Each booking is for a maximum of 2 hours. Multiple bookings can be made back-to-back.
  • Bookings can be made up to 4 weeks in advance.
  • You must activate your booking by entering the PIN within the first 15 minutes. Failure to do this will result in the cancellation of your booking and will enable others to book your time slot.
  • A separate PIN is issued for each booking. Back-to-back bookings will each have a different PIN number which must be entered within the first 15 minutes of that booking start time.
  • Entering a study room early will be considered as a separate booking. You will still need to enter your original booking PIN number within the first 15 minutes of the session. Please note; the system works on an hour basis therefore if a booking is less than this, an hour will be deducted from your weekly allowance.
  • You can make a last minute booking at the study room door by following the on screen instructions displayed above the keypad. These bookings should be more than 15 minutes to a maximum of 2 hours at a time.
  • Failing to claim a booked room on 6 occasions will result in a 28 day suspension where you will be unable to make further bookings. Block bookings on the system are regarded as a single booking.
  • Rooms should be vacated promptly at the end of the booked period.

 

2.2.6.4. Locations of Student PCs for general use on Plymouth Campus
Student PCs are available in various locations across campus, apart from the general Open Access areas in Babbage 102 and the Library, and can be found in the areas listed below. 

To check on their availability at any particular time, use the 'Rooms' tab on the online Timetables page (also available via the dropdown menu MyEdesk / Timetable). To check availability of Open Access PCs, use the PC Finder tool (details at foot of article).
 
 

Building/Room

If restricted, how and to whom?

Opening Times

Babbage

105 (T)

09:00-22:00

106 (T)

09:00-22:00

107 (T)

09:00-22:00

109 (T)

09:00-22:00

110 (T)

Keypad – PG only

09:00-22:00

111 (T)

09:00-22:00

112 (T)

09:00-22:00

207 (T)

08:00-22:00

208 (T)

08:00-22:00

209 (T)

08:00-22:00

211 (T) Macs only

08:00-22:00

213 (T) PCs + Macs

Keypad

08:00-22:00

221 (T) PCs + Macs

Keypad

08:00-22:00

Cookworthy

239

09:00-17:00

Refectory (Lower)

08:00-22:00

511 (T)

08:00-22:00

512

Pin code – PG only

08:00-22:00

513/4 (T)

08:00-22:00

517

Pin code – PG only

08:00-22:00

Fitzroy

302 (T)

08:00-22:00

303 (T)

08:00-22:00

307 (T)

Pin code after hours & at weekends

08:00-22:00

310 (T)

Pin code after hours & at weekends

08:00-22:00

Link

106 (T)

Psychology only – swipe card after 17:00

09:00-17:00

Roland Levinsky (Art students only)

201 (T)

Swipe card

08:00-22:00

202 (T)

Swipe card

08:00-22:00

213 (T) PCs + Macs

Swipe card

08:00-22:00

2ND Floor Open Access area  PCs + Macs

08:00-22:00

403 (T)

Swipe card

08:00-22:00

501 (T)

Swipe card

08:00-22:00

502 (T)

Swipe card

08:00-22:00

601 (T)

Swipe card

08:00-22:00

Rolle

302 (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:30-17:00

304 (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:30-17:00

Smeaton

101 (T)

Swipe card at all times

08:00-22:00

100 (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:00-22:00

104A (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:00-22:00

104B (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:00-22:00

105 (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:00-22:00

107A (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:00-22:00

108 (T)

Swipe card only after 17:00

08:0022:00

Student Union

The Hive

08:30-19:00

 

Note 1: Cookworthy 515 has wired access points for laptop use.                        08:00-22:00

Note 2:  Rooms marked with (T) are teaching rooms that are available to students when not being used for teaching purposes - please refer to timetable details under MyEdesk on the Student Portal.

Note 3:  There may be additional specialist labs available to you - please check with your tutor.

2.2.6.5. Locations of student PCs on other campuses

 PCs available for general use can be found at our other campuses:

                                                                      Opening Times                                                                                             

Knowledge Spa - Truro
 
Library                                                             24/7  Swipe access between 19:00 and 08:00


PAHC - Marjon
 
 Room FF31                                                     08:30 - 19:00    
 
2.2.7. Equipment
2.2.7.1. Printing, Copying and Scanning

Library Services during Coronavirus 

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online.

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.


Multifunction Devices

The University has a fleet of Ricoh digital black & white and colour multifunction devices which offer:

  • Standard A4 and A3 size prints/copies
  • Black & white or Colour prints/copies
  • Enlarge or reduce your originals
  • 2-sided prints/copies
  • Sorting and stapling finishing options
  • Scan to email and one drive
  • Prints/copies on coloured paper, card and OHP transparencies, sold at the Library Reception Desk
Full instructions are displayed above all library printers/copiers.

Instructions 

See attachments at the bottom of the article for instructions on:

  • copying, printing and scanning on the Ricoh multi-function devices
  • large format printing in the library
  • wireless printing from your Mac or laptop

How the system works

All students with a computing account automatically have a copy and print account.

To print or copy swipe your University card through the readers attached to all devices. Value is not held on the card itself but on a centrally held account - much like a debit card.                                             

To add money to a print account:

  • Pay online with a debit or credit card. Follow the top-up webpage instructions; it’s quick and secure. We recommend that you use Chrome as your browser to access this page.
  • Pay with a credit or debit card at the Library Reception Desk, Plymouth campus

Print account credit can also be used to pay library charges and to buy media materials from the Library Reception Desk.

Log in to your print account to view/get a print-out of your itemised transactions - may be used to reclaim print/copy costs.

If the print system goes offline, your print account balance will automatically be set to £10 credit. Any credit used is recorded, and once the system is back online, your actual balance will be displayed.

If you forget your University card, staff at the Reception Desk can check your ID and supply your card number for you to type into a printer and retrieve your print jobs.

For details of what you are able to copy under copyright law see the Copyright and Licensing Library Guide.

Charges for printing and copying

B&W using Standard-Printer/Copier

Sizes:

A4                 A3

B&W Photocopies or Prints per side

5p                 10p

B&W Photocopies or Prints doubled sided

9p                  19p

 

Colour using Standard-Printer/Copier

Sizes:

A4                 A3

Colour Photocopies or Prints per side

25p                 35p

Colour Photocopies or Prints doubled sided

45p                  65p

 

Large Format Colour and B&W Printing

Sizes:

     A4            A3           A2            A1         A0

 

             £1           £2             £4              £6              £8


Scanning to your email or your OneDrive is free of charge.

 

If you have any queries contact us:

Email Library and IT Enquires or phone (01752) 588588. Alternatively, ask at the Reception Desk, Library level 1.

2.2.7.2. Open Access Computing and Assistive Technology

Library Services during Coronavirus

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online. If you do not have access to a PC or laptop please contact your school/faculty.

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.


Open Access Computing

There are 210 PCs available in the Library. Anyone with a University Card has access to this facility.

  • Level 0 = 128 PCs
  • Level 1 = 56 PCs
  • Level 2 = 11 PCs
  • Level 3 = 15 PCs

High Spec PCs on Level 0 (outside 008 & at South West of 003):

Priority for these machines is given to Library users using the engineering software provided:

  • ANSYS Icepak 14.9

  • LUSAS Modeller

  • Master series

  • SolidWorks

  • Tekla Structures

Weekly updates are performed to install the latest software and security patches. This requires a period of shutdown, generally during the night. Each computer has a tag attached with details of shutdown times.

If you are logged in to a computer you will also receive a pop-up warning to give you time to save your work and log out.

To check availability of PCs across the campus, use the PC Finder tool.

Software for learners

Specialist software is available on all university computers.

MindView

This is ‘brain-storming’ or ‘mind-mapping’ software. It can help you with organising essays, arranging notes, planning presentations, etc. 

MindView Guide

TextHELP Read&Write

This programme includes the following features:
  • Screen reader - to read aloud from documents and web pages
  • Spell checker - homonyms (bare/bear etc.)
  • Word Wizard - to help you understand what you read 
ReadWrite Guide

Sonocent 

Sonocent is software for PC and Mac which offers a visual and interactive form of note taking. Audio recordings are transformed from a single stream of information to easy to interpret coloured bars. Audio Notetaker is an ideal piece of assistive technology software to help with note-taking.

Sonocent Audio Notetaker guide

See the Library Guide for more information on assistive equipment and software.

2.2.7.3. Library laptop loans

Library Services during Coronavirus 

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online. If you do not have access to a PC or laptop please contact your school/faculty.

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.

 



Laptops are available to borrow from Level 1 of the library for use in the library only.

Associate or discretionary users will not be able to use this facility.

Loanable laptops are installed with Microsoft office, internet browser and printers.

You can borrow a laptop for up to 4 hours. If you need a laptop for longer you will need to return it and borrow another one. You will need your University card to issue a laptop to your library account. The laptop can be used anywhere in the library (but not taken out of the building) and will give you access to your files on OneDrive.

Laptops that are returned late will incur a charge of £2.00 per day. 

All loan laptops will reset themselves when they are shutdown so make sure you have saved your work to OneDrive before shutting down.

Please note that you are responsible for the laptop while it is on loan to you. It must not be left unattended or loaned to anyone else as a fee may be charged for lost, stolen or damaged laptops. If you need to leave the library, please return the laptop.

 The laptop is issued without a charger and should only be plugged in when it is returned to the locker.

Should you require any help, please visit the Digital Advice Zone or Reception desk on Level 1. 


 

 

2.2.7.4. Media Supplies and Equipment

Library Services during Coronavirus 

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online. 

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.




Supplies

  
The following items are available for purchase from the Reception Desk on level 1, open 24/7.

Prices as of 1st August 2019. 

 
 Item  Size  Price
 
 Comb binders  10mm, 12mm &   14mm  35p
 Comb binding set(Comb + Front plastic cover + Back A4 card  75p
 Wire binders  various sizes  50p
 Wire binding set Wire + Front plastic   90p
 Channel binders (Black A4)

 3.5mm, 7mm, 10.5mm

No lettering possible 

 £6.00
 Fastback binders  A4 narrow, medium &   wide  55p
 Fastback binding set Fastback + Front plastic cover + Back A4 card 95p
 Punched clear cover OHP

 A4

A3 

 20p

 40p 

 Unibinding All sizes, no card £1.30
 
 Foam board  A1  £3.00
 Daler board  A1 Black & white  £1.75
 Grey modelling card  A1 0.74mm  55p
   A1 1.5mm  £1.10


 Card  A4 160 gsm Black, white, yellow,green,blue,red  20p
 A3 160 gsm Black & white  40p
 
 OHP acetate sheet  A4 Black & white  20p
 A3 Black & white  40p
 
 Tracing paper  A4  20p
 A3  40p
 
 Poly pockets  A4  10p
 
 Ballpoint pens  Blue & black  20p
 
 DVD +RW    £2.00
 DVD - R  £1.20
 CD RW    £1.10
 CD-R  60p
 CD Wallet  50p

N.B. Further supplies are available from the Paper Store in the Scott Building

Equipment


A self-service area where you can prepare work using a variety of materials and equipment is located on level 1 of the library. Visual and written instructions are displayed, and staff at the Reception Desk and DAZ are available if you need help.
NB Please refer to your student handbook as your faculty may have specific requirements for binding your project.

Comb Binder:
  • Allows pages to be added or removed
  • A set consists of a black plastic spiral binder, a clear acetate front cover and a piece of card for the back cover
  • A range of widths are available up to 450 page document
  • A4 portrait and A3 landscape documents can be bound  


Uni Binder:

  • A white spine with clear plastic front and back covers attached. Pages are glued in by heating the spine
  • Binders come in various widths up to 100 pages
  • Suitable for A4 documents only
Wire Binder:
  • A metal spiral binder often used for art, photography and architecture projects
  • Binders come in various widths up to 120 pages
  • Available in A4 size


Channel/Hard Cover Binder:
  • Channel binding offers a professional-looking hard cover finish
  • Pages are clamped together in a steel spine
  • Covers are available in blue and black leather-look finish and a range of widths, holding up to 175 pages
  • Hard cover binding and gold lettering - available from Bretonside Copy and Mail Boxes Etc.Plymouth and The Art Side.


2.2.7.5. Equipment Loans

Library Services during Coronavirus 

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online.

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.



Students and staff can borrow various equipment from the Information Desk on Level 1

Equipment

  • Sony HD Camcorder
  • Go Pro Hero
  • Digital Stills Camera (Canon EOS DSLR)
  • Mini Tripod
  • Audio Recorder (Voice recorder) 

Booking

We recommend you reserve equipment in advance to ensure availability. You can book:

  • at the Information Desk on Level 1 of the library.
  • Phone 01752 588588 (select Option 3 – Student IT Support)
  • Go to Primo and sign in. Enter the equipment description above and select quick search. On the results page you can filter by Bookable Media Equipment. 

Loan Period

  • Equipment can be borrowed for seven days maximum and reserved up to 12 weeks in advance.
  • Borrowed equipment can be renewed, subject to availability, in person at the Information Desk on Level 1.

Please ensure that you have backed-up all of your files before returning the equipment. The cards and their data are wiped without checking or backing-up files once returned to the counter.

Charges

Equipment

Charges

Borrowing

Free of charge.

Late return

£2.00 per item per day.

Non-return

Replacement cost of item.

If the equipment is not returned within 14 days it will be assumed to be lost and you will be invoiced for the full replacement cost of the item.

Insurance

The University’s insurance does not cover any item on loan to you. Please consider taking out insurance cover for the equipment you borrow.

 

2.2.8. Additional Library Support
2.2.8.1. Library Support for Disabled Users

Any student with disabilities, including learning difficulties such as dyslexia, who has been referred by Disability Assist (DAS) is eligible for these services. Members of staff who have a need for the services should email informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

For more information visit our Disability Support library guide.

Guidance for student support workers, and request forms mentioned in this article, can be found as attachments at the bottom of the page.

One-to-one help
To discuss your needs and get help with accessing the library resources, you can book an online appointment with your Information Specialist (subject librarian). Email informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk 

Software
For more information check our Tech for Learning library guide.

See Microsoft Accessibility Options Mobile to find out how to improve the accessibility of your PC or other Windows device:

Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows 10 Mobile


Library Services during Coronavirus 

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online.

Our Postal loan, book collection and scanning services are currently unavailable.

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.

 



Postal loans

Items (including requested items) can be posted to you. Email a completed Postal /Scanning request form for each book to collectionservices@plymouth.ac.uk. The item will be issued to your account, posted, and a postal charge added to your account. Return postage is at your own expense. 

Book Collection Service
Items from library stock can be requested for collection from the Reception Desk on Level 1. Email your requests with author, title, edition and shelfmark number to libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk.

Requests will be processed Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00. We require 24hrs notice minimum and will email you when your requests are available for collection.

Books will be held for 7 days. Uncollected items will be returned to the library shelves. Please check our opening times before collecting your books.

Scanning Service
Within copyright guidelines, journal articles and book chapters from library stock can be scanned and emailed to you free of charge. If items cannot be scanned, we will photocopy and post them to you (current copying rates and postage will be charged at cost).

Borrowing by Proxy
If you cannot get to the library in person, you can nominate someone else to borrow items on your behalf. Your nominated person should bring your University card, some ID of their own and an authorised Proxy form which you have completed.


Contact Details

01752 588588
libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk


 

2.2.8.2. Alternative Formats

Alternative Formats

The alternative formats service and equipment is available for users who have a visual impairment or other condition, including a learning difficulty such as dyslexia, making it difficult to access printed texts.

You must be registered with Disability Services to use the service/equipment.

Alternative Formats Service

We will endeavour to provide you with books from the core reading list for your course in an accessible PDF format (subject to availability). If the text you require is not a core text, please email informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk  to discuss your requirements.

Text books in an alternative format are sourced from the publisher and are for your sole use only.

Email a completed form (attached at the bottom of this page) for each request to collectionservices@plymouth.ac.uk. Please note: requests can take up to six weeks to arrive.

NEW Alternative Formats Software - SensusAccess

      A new university-wide service has been launched. SensusAccess allows you to automatically convert documents into a range of alternative media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB,       EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible       formats.

      Simply follow the four-step process to convert your file. Make sure to use your University email address as the converted file format will be delivered to your inbox in approximately 10 minutes.

 

   Alternative Formats Equipment

   Students, staff and support workers can use the equipment and software, located on Level 1 of the    library, to produce their own alternative formats material.

   Instructions are provided. Please ask at the Information Desk on Level 1 if you need further assistance.

   Book scanner
   The specialist book scanner provides high quality, large format scanning of books and documents up to    A3 size, and is connected to a PC with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.

   OCR software
   ABBYY FineReader converts scanned printed text or protected pdf files into editable, accessible    electronic formats compatible with screen reading software such as TextHelp Read & Write. 

   Video Magnifier
   This enables visually impaired users to view printed text to a high magnification. Users can set their own    preferences for background colour and text colour. Text can also be viewed in windows or columns. 

   TextHelp Read & Write
   This text to speech software is installed on all University PCs. It reads aloud text from word documents,    pdfs, email and the web, and includes many other features such as spell checker, homophone checker    and word prediction.

   Further training and guidance on how to use the equipment can be given by appointment.


Contact Details

General enquiries libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk

Telephone: 01752 588588

Alternative formats requests: collectionservices@plymouth.ac.uk

 

2.2.8.3. Library Support for Part-time, Placement and Distance Students

Library Services during Coronavirus 

The Library building, including the 24/7 learning space, is now closed until further notice. Our services and support are online.

We are currently unable to offer our postal loans, book collection and scanning services. The SCONUL Access scheme is also temporarily unavailable.

Please see our FAQs Library Guide for more information, help and support.



University of Plymouth students are eligible for these services if they are:

  • On a part-time course
  • On a full-time course in part-time mode
  • Away from the University on any form of placement for 6 weeks or more
  • Living permanently more than 25 miles from the University 

See full details on the Support for Distance, Placement and Part-time Students Library Guide

Postal loans

Items (including requested items) can be posted to you. Email a completed Postal /Scanning request form for each book to collectionservices@plymouth.ac.uk. When available, the item will be issued to your account, posted and a postal charge added to your account. Return postage is at your own expense.

Please note: Inter Library loan items can only be posted via Special Delivery. Not all Inter Library loans can be posted.

Book Collection Service

Items from library stock can be requested for collection from the Reception Desk on Level 1. Email your requests with author, title, edition and shelfmark number to libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk.

  • Requests will be processed Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00. We require 24hrs notice minimum and will email you when your requests are available for collection.
  • Books will be held for 7 days. Any uncollected items will be returned to the library shelves. The library is open 24/7 term time. 

Scanning Service

Within copyright guidelines, journal articles and book chapters from items in stock can be scanned and emailed to you free of charge. If items cannot be scanned, we will photocopy and post them to you (current copying rates and postage will be charged at cost).

Email a completed Postal /Scanning request form for each item to collectionservices@plymouth.ac.uk 

Borrowing by Proxy

If you cannot get to the library in person, you can nominate someone else to borrow items on your behalf. Your nominated person should bring your University card, some ID of their own and an authorised Proxy form which you have completed.

SCONUL Access

This scheme enables eligible users to borrow material from other academic libraries. For criteria and further details, see the SCONUL article.

Contacts

01752 588588

libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk



 

2.2.8.4. Library anxiety

The library is a great resource, but it can seem overwhelming and intimidating at first. Let us help.

Whether you have just started at the University of Plymouth, are just about to sit your finals, are a postgraduate student doing a literature review, or a member of staff, we can help. If it's your first time using the library or you have visited many times but are still anxious about coming in, don't worry.

We can help with:

  • Physical access
  • Finding resources on Primo
  • Finding books on the shelves (How do the numbers on the book spines work?)
  • Finding your way around the building
  • Printing
  • Finding out where to go to for help
  • Putting you in touch with other support facilities

Other support:

  • Physical access
  • Books in alternative format
  • Equipment to help you in the Library
  • Software and technology to support your learning
  • Additional Library services

Further information on these services.

Library Buddy

If you are concerned about entering or navigating the library, we can arrange for a library buddy to meet you outside and come in with you. We can give you a quick (about 10 minute) introduction to the library and its resources.

To arrange a buddy you can

Email libraryanditenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk
Call on (01752) 588588 - Choose the student option

2.2.9. Library Membership for External Users
2.2.9.1. Library Membership for External Users

Library membership for visitors/partner colleges

Not a member of the University?

There are a number of library access options available if you are not a Plymouth University registered student or staff member, and are over 18. See below.

Are you sponsored by a Plymouth University faculty or department? 

See further information on University Associate Membership 

Are you a student or a member of staff from another university? 

SCONUL access may be available to you. 

Are you a student or a member of staff from a Partner College? 

You may be eligible for the Academic Partnerships reciprocal borrowing scheme. 

 None of the above?

See details of Library Associate membership.



    2.2.9.2. Associate library membership

    If you are not a registered member of the university, and are over 18, you may be able to take out associate library membership.


    Student Support (Non medical helper) Reference Access Card

    If you are employed to provide enabling study support to University of Plymouth students registered with Disability Assist, you can apply for a free library access reference card for ease of access to the library via the internal barriers. A reference card allows you to use the library for study and to refer to print materials. Borrowing and access to e-resources is not included. Further details available on the application form in the attachments at the bottom of this article.


    Library Associate membership

    As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are currently unable to offer Library Associate membership.

    • Library Associate membership normally involves a fee of £60.00 per annum (including VAT) and is granted to those with a specific identifiable need to use our facilities which could not be met by the public library services (e.g. in support of professional development; personal research activity)
    • Graduates of Plymouth University automatically become part of the alumni community and are entitled to 50% discount on annual membership.
    • Library Associate Members may borrow up to 6 items for a period of 6 weeks. If another user requests an item out on loan, an email will be sent requesting the return of the item within 7 days.
    • Associate membership only permits access to physical stock in the library - we regret we cannot provide access to electronic journals, articles and databases. We cannot provide an Inter Library Loan service for associate members.

    To apply for Library Associate membership fill in the form attached at the end of this article. The completed form should be submitted at the Reception Desk on Level 1 of the Library or emailed to libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk . Allow up to 5 working days for a library card to be made up once your application has been accepted.


    2.2.9.3. Academic Partnerships

    If you are a student or *staff member at one of our Partner Institutions you are entitled to the following services including full access to the University Library's e-resources and student portal. Guidance for Partnership students and staff on how to access the library's print and electronic resources is available via our Partner Institutions Library Guide.

    * College staff teaching on a Foundation degree or supporting learning (e.g. Librarians).

    Computing accounts

    • Students: computing accounts are generated as part of enrolment
    • Teaching Staff: Apply by filling out a RUTS registration form, found under the Registered University Teachers (RUTS) section. Forms should be returned to Academic Partnerships – see address at end of article.

    University of Plymouth Card
    With your card you can borrow books, book a study room and pay for printing & photocopying

    Other Services available 

    • Borrow books from the University of Plymouth library and pick them up from your college library. Speak to your college library for further information.
    • Journal articles and book chapters can be scanned and emailed free of charge to you via your College Library. Copyright Limits apply

    Student contact for Academic Partnerships – queries relating to student access and University of Plymouth card issues.
    Data and Enrolments, Academic Partnerships, University of Plymouth, Room 300, 3rd Floor Hepworth House, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
    Email: apenrolments@plymouth.ac.uk 

    Teaching Staff contact for Academic Partnerships - queries relating to RUT accounts and University of Plymouth card applications
    Academic Partnerships Faculty Office, Plymouth University, 3rd Floor Hepworth House, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
    Email: academicpartnerships@plymouth.ac.uk

    Contact for Partner College Libraries (for receiving books/articles/chapters)
    Partnership Loans Charles Seale-Hayne Library, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth. PL4 8AA
    Telephone: 01752 588766
    Email: partnershiploans@plymouth.ac.uk


     


     

    2.2.9.4. SCONUL Access

    As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the SCONUL Access scheme is suspended until further notice.

    SCONUL Access scheme

    This is a reciprocal borrowing scheme between participating higher education libraries in the UK and Ireland. You are only eligible to apply if you are considered a student or member of staff of the University of Plymouth with your course or employment validated with full library privileges here.

    • Staff members on an open or fixed term contract
    • Postgraduate research students
    • Part-time students
    • Distance learning students 
    • Placement students (full time student on a placement of 6 weeks or more)
    • Full-time taught postgraduates

    Staff and students at partner college institutions on franchised courses are not eligible for access under the terms of the scheme.
    For more details and to apply, go to http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access. Your library account account must be clear of any overdue books or charges. Once you have submitted your application online, and it has been approved subject to your eligibility, you will receive an acceptance email. Print this off and take it, with your University of Plymouth card, to the library you wish to visit.

    SCONUL Access members joining from participating institutions

    You will need to bring your SCONUL Access confirmation email (confirming the SCONUL Access Band you are eligible for, and agreed  expiry date) and home institution ID/Library card. You will need to complete a registration form so that a library card can be made. Please allow up to 5 working days for a card to be processed. You will be emailed when it is ready for collection.

    Please bring your card every time you visit the library as you will be unable to enter without it. Access is between 0800 -2000. 

    Contact the Reception Desk on Level 1 of the Library or email libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk with any queries 

    2.2.9.5. University Associate membership

    University Associate membership

    • If you are being sponsored by a University of Plymouth faculty or department as a University Associate, you can apply for entry to the Library building and access to resources when you fill in the application form for a University Associate card
    • University Associate members may borrow up to 6 items for a period of 6 weeks. If another user requests an item out on loan, an email will be sent requesting the return of the item within 7 days.
    • The Application Form for a University Associate Card - is available on the Card Office webpage
    2.2.10. Policies
    2.2.10.1. Terms of use

    Any person (“User”) becoming a member of, and/or using the services or facilities provided by, the Charles Seale-Hayne Library (Library and Digital Support) (the “University Library”) is bound by the following terms of use (“TOU”). The purpose of these TOU is to protect the interests of all Users and to enable the University Library to provide an efficient service.


    1. General

    (a) Admission to, and use of the University Library and its services and facilities are conditional upon compliance in full with these TOU. Users are required to comply with these TOU and any other relevant terms and conditions of use brought to their attention (for example, without limitation, in respect of computer use, fire and health and safety regulations)

    (b) These TOU are displayed within the library and on the Library website. If any user requires assistance in reading or understanding these TOU, please ask a member of the University Library staff.

    (c) University Library staff are empowered to enforce these TOU and all Users are required to co-operate in their implementation. Membership of the University Library and/or the use of any University Library services or facilities may be suspended for such period as shall be specified or withdrawn by the Head of Library and Digital Support or other University Library staff from anyone in breach of these TOU or otherwise abusing any of the University Library’s services or facilities (at the absolute discretion of the Head of Library and Digital Support or other University Staff member). Breach of these TOU may constitute a disciplinary offence under the University’s disciplinary procedures. University rules and regulations can be found on the University regulations website, here.


    2. Admission

    (a) Subject to Rule 2(b) and (f):

    (i) All duly registered students of the University are entitled to become members of the University library.

    (ii) All staff of the University are entitled to become members of the library.

    (iii) Associate members of the University with University cards may also be granted free Associate membership of the Library .

    Associate membership will normally involve the payment of a fee although free Associate membership may be granted to eligible members of the SCONUL Access scheme

    (b) To become a member of the University Library in accordance with Rule 2(a), each person must be registered as such in accordance with the University Library’s registration procedures in force from time to time, whereupon he or she will be issued with a University Associates with cards or Library Associates with cards (paid and unpaid) and will become a “User” for the purposes of these TOU. The University card or Library membership card is solely for the User to whom it is issued and is not transferable. Each User is responsible for their own card and shall notify a member of the University Library’s staff immediately in the event:

    (i) that a card is lost, defaced or destroyed; or

    (ii) of any change in address or personal circumstances which affect or might affect their membership or use of the University Library; or

    (iii) that they wish to cancel their membership of the University Library.

    The User will remain responsible for any items borrowed on their card until he or she reports the loss of that card or his or her card is returned to the University Library for cancellation.

    (c) Subject to Rule 2(f), members of the public may be admitted to the University Library subject to their signing the University Library’s visitors’ register and producing proof of identity on each visit and promptly upon request by University Library staff. Unless otherwise agreed with the University Library, the use by members of the public of University Library materials is limited to reference purposes only. This normally excludes the use of electronic sources. While attending the University Library, a member of the public will be treated as a “User” for the purposes of these TOU.

    (d) Anyone under 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times while attending the University Library.

    (e) A valid University card is required to gain entry to the University Library during the period between 20.00 hrs – 08.00 hrs on any day.

    (f) Any use and membership of the University Library is conditional upon compliance in full with these TOU in accordance with Rule 1(a). 



    3. General Conduct

    (a) All users of the facilities must behave responsibly and should not knowingly cause annoyance, inconvenience, offence, disruption or nuisance to others.

    (b) Silence is required in certain areas as designated on the floor plans available on the Library website. The use of mobile phones or personal music players or the audible use of computer or other electronic equipment is not allowed in these areas.

    (c) The consumption of food and drink is not generally permitted in the University Library (including in Computing areas or near electronic equipment) although it may be permitted in areas duly designated by University Library staff.

    (d) With the exception of study rooms or computer equipment duly designated by University Library staff and for which there is an official booking system, study places may not normally be reserved by Users in the University Library. With regard to study rooms or computer equipment for which booking is permitted, Users must vacate such study rooms or equipment and remove any personal property at the end of the relevant booking period. Any such items left unattended may be removed and the University Library assumes no liability in respect of them.

    (e) Users may be requested to present for inspection any briefcase, bag or similar item brought into the University Library and University Library staff shall be entitled to full access to any such item and their contents for the purposes of such inspection.

    (f) Users shall produce proof of identification (in the form of their University card or library membership card) promptly upon request by University Library staff.

    (g) The marking, defacing, damage, misuse or loss of any books, materials, furniture and equipment of the University Library is not permitted. The relevant User will be held responsible for, and will be required to make good, any such damage or loss promptly upon demand.

    (h) Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) is not permitted within the University Library or outside its building near the entrances/exits of Levels 0 or 1 of that building.


    4. Borrowing Library Material

    (a) Books and other items may be borrowed and removed from the University Library by a User free of charge, subject to and in accordance with the University Library’s borrowing procedures in force from time to time or the instructions of University Library staff. Books and other items designated as for reference use only may not be borrowed or removed from the University Library unless the Head of Library and Digital Support (or another duly authorised member of the University Library staff) expressly permits the loan of any such reference material

    (b) Each User shall produce his or her University card or library membership card whenever an item is borrowed.


    (c) Each User is permitted to borrow at any one time such number of items as shall not exceed the limit duly specified by the University Library from time to time (which limit may be subject to variation and annual review by the University Library).

    (d) The University Library operates two loan periods in respect of items available for loan:

    (i) Subject to paragraph (ii) below, items can normally be borrowed for up to 6 weeks.

    ii) In the event that an item on loan is required by another User, a recall notice shall be issued and the User borrowing such item is required to return the recalled item within 7 days of the date of that notice.

    Specified equipment may also be available for loan on a free basis and the loan periods for such equipment and any other loan terms shall be as duly specified by University Library staff.

    Items must be correctly returned by the end of the designated loan period or by the earlier date specified on a recall notice. Items can be renewed unless they are requested by another service user. Users are asked to return loans within 7 days on request.

    (e) Items must be duly returned to the University Library on or before midnight on the final day of the relevant loan period set out in Rule 4(d)(i) or (ii). The loan period for items referred to in Rule 4(d)(i) can be renewed unless they are requested by another User in accordance with Rule 4(d)(ii).


    5. Overdue Return or Loss of Library Material

    Each user is responsible for the safekeeping and return of all items borrowed on his her card during the period of their loan. In the event that any such item is lost, stolen or damaged during this loan period or otherwise not returned at the expiry thereof, the relevant user shall notify a member of the University Library’s staff immediately. That User will be fully responsible for, and will be required to make good, repair, replace or reimburse the University Library for the full replacement cost of any such item (or the series to which the item belongs) in the amount specified by the University Library. The University Library reserves the right to charge delivery costs and/or an administration fee

    (a) In the event that any item borrowed on his or her card is not returned at the end of the period of loan of such item in accordance with Rule 4(e), the relevant User:

    (i) will be subject to fines or other sanctions at the rates then in force (subject as amended from time to time), the current rates being set out here.

    (ii) may be subject to additional charges for retaining an item duly recalled pursuant to Rule 4(d)(ii) more than 7 days after the date of the relevant recall notice at the rates displayed in the University Library and in electronic format from time to time.


    (b) In the event that any item borrowed on his or her card is not returned within 6 weeks after the end of the period of loan of such item (or such other period as the University Library may specify from time to time for such purpose) [or after three reminder notices have been issued to the User], that item shall be deemed to have been lost in which case the provisions of Rule 5(a) shall apply.

    (c) In the event that any outstanding sums under Rule 5(a) and the amount of outstanding fines, charges or other sanctions within Rule 5(b) reaches or exceeds a limit specified by the University Library from time to time for such purpose or that any such amount, fine, charge or sanction remains overdue (in whole or part) for 6 weeks after the end of the period of loan of the relevant item (or such other period as the University Library may specify from time to time for such purpose), that User may have their membership of the University Library suspended or terminated by the University Library (at the discretion of the Head of Library and Digital Support or any other duly authorised member of the University Library staff).


    6. Communications

    The University will send any notices relating to the use of its books, materials, equipment, services or facilities (including any recall notices issued under Rule 4(d)(ii) or any notices of any changes in the services provided by the University Library) to Users at their e-mail addresses registered with Plymouth University. All Users are expected to read and act as appropriate upon any such notice sent by the University Library.


    7. Copyright

    In their use of any items or other material borrowed from or used in the University Library, all Users shall comply with:

    (a) the law of copyright; in particular but without limitation, no User may copy, scan, transmit or store electronically any original or copy documents, materials or other items (in whatever format) received from the University Library unless the User has the permission of the copyright owner or any other authorised licensing body or except as permitted by statute;

    (b) the terms of any licences Plymouth University may hold relating to such material (which may be obtained by request. Email: copyright@plymouth.ac.uk; and

    (c) Plymouth University's copyright policy (available
    here)


    8. Exclusion of Liability

    The University will send any notices relating to the use of its books, materials, equipment, services or facilities (including any recall notices issued under Rule 4(d)(ii) or any notices of any changes in the services provided by the University Library) to Users at their e-mail addresses registered with Plymouth University. All Users are expected to read and act as appropriate upon any such notice sent by the University Library.

     





     

     

     

    2.2.10.2. Using the Charles Seale-Hayne Library

    1. General
    Any use of the services provided by the University Library indicates acceptance of the Library Terms of Use.

    2. Admission

    • A valid University card or Library card is required to gain entry to the Library.
    • Visitors must produce a valid visitor card on each visit, the card entitles the user to 5 visits per annum.
    • All users are expected to produce their card or ID on request. University cards/ Library cards may only be used by the person named on the card.
    • Users must be 18 or over. 

    3. General Conduct

    • Users must adhere to the Food and Drink policy and must not disturb others.
    • Noise restrictions should be observed and study areas left clean and tidy. Alcohol, smoking and e-cigarettes are not permitted.
    • All library users should acquaint themselves with the fire and safety regulations displayed in the library.

    4. Borrowing Library material 

    • Books and other library materials (apart from items designated for reference use only) may be borrowed from the Library by registered borrowers.
    • Anyone borrowing materials from the library is responsible for their care and safe return on or before the due date.
    • Users are responsible for each item issued to them until they return it to the library.
    • Users are asked to return recalled items within 7 days on request. 

    5. Overdue return or loss of Library material

    • Fines are charged when recalled items or equipment are returned late.
    • The replacement cost will be charged if an item is not returned.

    6. Communications
    The library system will send key notifications to the registered email address. All users are expected to read and respond to these messages appropriately. 

    7. Copyright
    All library users must comply with the law of copyright in their use of any resources they borrow from or use in the library or remotely, and with the terms of any licences the University may hold regarding such material.

    8. Loss or Damage to Property

    • The University cannot accept responsibility for any damage to or theft of library users’ personal possessions.
    • Library materials and equipment must not be damaged or misused.

    The Library Terms of use can be found here

    Users of the Library are subject to University regulations, of which the Library Terms of Use are a part.

    2.2.10.3. Student IT Support Policy

    Our aim: The Library and Digital Support team (LDS) is committed to providing a high quality service.

    Our services are designed on a self-service basis, and our aim is to enable students to develop as independent learners and researchers. Users are expected to take full advantage of these available self-service resources and digital services, but we also know that there are times when more individual help is required.

    Support available: The Library and Digital Support team are based on level 1 as you enter the Charles Seale-Hayne Library and at the Peninsula Allied Health Centre (PAHC), providing the following IT support services for students.

    University staff are welcome to contact or visit our desks.University staff can also contact IT Services directly.

     We will provide:

    1. Assistance in connecting to University of Plymouth Wi-Fi (Eduroam).

    2. Assistance with setting up your University of Plymouth email account on your devices.

    3.  Signposting to appropriate guidance on the Digital Learning Environment (DLE) and Moodle.

    4. Help with accessing electronic and digital resources and locating books on the shelves.

    5. Signposting to guidance on virus and malware removal.

    6. Assistance with printing, copying and scanning.

    7. Signposting to appropriate guidance for MS Office and other University provided software systems (including Software and services for working from home and Technology for learning software).

    8.  Advice with problems with your computing and print account (e.g. password changes) online enrolment and library account.

    9. Advice on Apple products is limited to assistance with installing University provided software.

    We will endeavour to resolve your issue in line with our stated  service offer, but we cannot guarantee that all issues will be resolved. Your query may be logged for escalation to the University IT Service team. 

    We cannot: 

    • Provide IT Support to University Halls of Residence.

                If you call us about this, we will diagnose and most likely open a support call for the RESNET team to investigate

    • Provide AV Support to teaching rooms or elsewhere on campus.

            We do not support this area, but can transfer you to the TIS Technical Services team or you can contact directly on 01752 588588 (Select Staff option)

    • Provide an IT enquiry service to visitors and members of the public.

                We only support enquiries about connectivity to Eduroam and guest Wi-Fi. 

    • Provide support for Faculty/ School specific software or make changes to the student record system.

                We do not support Faculty/ School specific software, but can direct your enquiry to the relevant support team. 

    • Provide marks for modules, transcripts of results or add students to modules.

                We do not provide support on student assessment but can transfer you to your Faculty for support and advice. 

    • Install operating systems, lend disks for installation or provide advice on repairs or hardware faults for personal devices or computing systems. 

     The user is responsible for ensuring that all work is backed up. We cannot be responsible for data loss.

     

    2.2.10.4. Customer Services Statement

    Library & Digital Support (LDS) is committed to maintain and improve our customer service standards. We aim to build strong relationships with our customers in the pursuit of high-quality customer service provision.

    We commit to:

    • Provide a friendly, professional service whether face-to-face, via written communication or by telephone
    • Ensure our staff are easily identifiable in order to promote customer engagement
    • Operate in a transparent manner, communicating clearly and openly where possible, but with due respect for customer confidentiality
    • Treat all our customers fairly and with respect
    • Work in partnership with our customers to deliver quality services that are accessible to all
    • Resolve enquiries at first point of contact or provide technological, knowledge-based and/or expert referral services, as appropriate
    • Educate customers to access and utilise all available information, self-service resources and digital services in order to become self-sufficient and independent learners
    • Monitor our service level performance
    • Develop our staff to ensure they have the necessary skills and expertise
    • Provide an accessible, comfortable and safe learning environment
    • Encourage and follow-up customer feedback to inform and further develop our service quality
    • Ensure a customer services strategy is included in all LDS service plans

    We expect our customers to:

    • Behave in a respectful, non-abusive and non-threatening manner
    • Treat staff and other library users with courtesy, and respect the library stock and environment
    • Take advantage of available self-service resources and digital services
    • Take responsibility and be proactive in reporting issues
    • Engage with our staff and provide timely feedback, as appropriate
    • Abide by the Library Rules/Regulations.

     

    2.2.10.5. Customer Feedback Policy

    We value feedback to inform our decisions and develop our services. We are committed to review your feedback to continuously improve service delivery, in line with Plymouth University’s policies and procedures.

    Feedback definition
    We define Feedback as any verbal or written expression of experience related to equipment, services or staff. We welcome all forms of feedback: compliments, suggestions, comments, concerns, complaints, in order to encourage user engagement.

    Who can provide Feedback
    Everyone using our services.

    Our Commitment
    We will

    • Deal fairly and sensitively with any feedback
    • Record and monitor feedback, to enable us to take appropriate action where possible
    • Acknowledge formal feedback
    • Respond within a stated period of time, if a response is required
    • Investigate and consider feedback as fully as possible, within a reasonable timescale
    • Take action where appropriate and inform customers of resulting actions/outcomes

    Your responsibility
    We expect you to

    • Provide feedback promptly
    • Provide feedback in a respectful, non-abusive, non-threatening manner
    • Provide contact information and full details of the issue if you require a response
    • Explain the problem as clearly and as fully as possible, including any action taken to date
    • Allow a reasonable time to deal with the matter
    • Recognise that some circumstances may be beyond our control

    Confidentiality
    In order to ensure we are able to investigate and rectify any issues, we encourage you to provide full contact details. Information will only be disclosed to those who need to see it for the purposes of dealing with your feedback. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not share your personal information with anybody else without your knowledge, unless we are required by law to do so.

     

    2.2.10.6. Data Protection (Library)

    University information about Data Protection & Freedom of Information is available here

    Information specific to the Library is attached.


    2.2.10.7. Noise policy

    Library and Digital Support has a policy allowing users to hold discussions within its libraries, media workshops and open access computing areas. The noise policy seeks to create a variety of study environments to meet the needs of all our users.

    Such a policy is required in order to protect those wishing to study quietly or silently, whilst allowing group discussion, social interaction and use of the facilities (PCs, media equipment, Primo, Enquiry Desks etc). Consideration should be shown to others, especially in open plan areas where different types of study space are not divided by separate rooms.

    We will designate and advertise certain areas for different types of study, as space and buildings permit. Further information can be found in the document attached below.

    Noise Text Alert Service

    If an area within the Library is too noisy, users can text their location to 07772 444789 for a staff member to investigate. Locations are detailed on signs around the library. This service runs between 8:30 – 18:00. Outside of these hours users can speak to staff at the Reception Desk on level 1. 

    2.2.10.8. Lost property

     

    Please ask at the Reception desk if you have lost anything in the library.

    • Valuable items and memory sticks are taken to Security in Portland Square daily. Due to GDPR legislation, memory sticks, hard drives etc cannot be returned unless they are marked with your personal details.Please ensure your personal device is marked with your name or other unique identifier.
    • University cards are taken to the Card Office in Roland Levinsky building daily.
    • Other items will be kept in the library for a maximum of 14 days.

     

    2.2.10.9. Donations

    Donation of Records or Special Collections


    Terms of Agreement for Donation of Records or Special Collections to the Charles Seale-Hayne Library, University of Plymouth can be found in the attached document.

    2.2.10.10. Submitting material for display in the Charles Seale Hayne Library

    Submitting material for display in the Charles Seale Hayne Library 

    All posters, leaflets, brochures etc. for display should be handed in at the Information Desk.

    Material is displayed only in the Casual Study Room on Level 1 of the library. One poster up to A4 size may be accepted for display on the noticeboard. Leaflets will be displayed in small batches as space allows. 

    Material must be professional-looking: printed, not handwritten; in good condition.

    When a poster is accepted, it will be initialled by a member of library staff and dated. Posters not marked in this way will be removed. Leaflets found outside the designated display area will be removed. 

    Acceptance of material does not guarantee it will be displayed, as this is dependent on available space. Material will be removed when it is out of date and will not be returned to the author.

     

    The following will be accepted:

    • Official information from Plymouth University e.g. student services, medical centre
    • Cultural events e.g. local theatres, Peninsula Arts, student exhibitions.
    • Academic information e.g. seminar talks, lectures, focus groups, volunteers for coursework experiments.
    • SU information e.g. theatre productions, clubs & societies (excluding political), student discounts.

     

    The following will not be accepted:

    • Material advertising political groups/activities, including pressure groups.
    • Material advertising businesses, commercial products etc., (except cultural events).
    • Personal notices e.g. adverts for house-sharing etc.
    2.2.11. Amenities
    2.2.11.1. Food, Drink and Amenities
    There are numerous facilities on campus for food and drink, to eat in or take out.  The Charles Seale-Hayne Library has a cafe, vending machines and water dispensers.

    Food and Drink Policy

    The following food and drink is allowed in the library.

     Allowed  
     Not Allowed
     Cold drinks (non-alcoholic): Canned, bottled or covered
     Hot food
     Covered hot Drinks     
     
     Cold snacks
     

    Hot food and uncovered drinks purchased from the Library Cafe are permitted only in the cafe 


    Only still bottled water is permitted near computer equipment providing care is taken.

    Please ensure you:

    • take reasonable steps to avoid spillage
    • leave all surfaces clean
    • place all rubbish in the bins provided
    • use recycling facilities where available
    • report any accidental spillage immediately
    • take note of signage indicating designated areas and permissions

    Cafe

    A cafe is situated on Level 1 of the Library, standard opening times are 08:30 - 16:00 Monday to Friday. However, these may change or be extended.

    Vending machines 

    Drinks and snacks can be purchased from vending machines located on Level 1 and 2 in the library. Drinks can also be purchased from vending machines in the foyer on Level 0. Please note: refunds are dealt with by Plymouth University Catering Services only. To apply for refunds customers should email catering@plymouth.ac.uk .The library does not deal with any lost monies from vending machines.

    Water dispensers

    Free water dispensers can be found at the following locations:

    • Level 0 opposite the lift
    • Level 1 opposite the lift 
    • Level 2 opposite the lift
    • Level 3 in the quiet study room 

    Toilets 

    Toilets are located on all levels of the Library - at least one on each floor can be used by people with disabilities

     

    2.2.12. Contacts & Feedback
    2.2.12.1. Library & IT Help and Support/Contacts

    Library and IT Support Services

    Opening Hours and Contacts

    For help with a Library or IT enquiry, contact or visit one of the service points listed below.

     

    Term-time

    Vacation

    Help and Support

    Notes

    The Charles Seale-Hayne Library

    Full service

    Monday - Friday

    0800 - 1700

    Monday - Friday

    0800 - 1700

    Telephone: 01752 588588

     

    Email: libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk

     

    IT Self service portal

     

    Live chat: Ask

    Live Chat: Ask is a messaging service. Please be aware that messages will be stored and maybe used for service monitoring.

    Level 0 Learning space available 24/7 365

    Only registered students and staff with a University of Plymouth ID card will have access during these times:

    Term Time - 2000 - 08:00

    Vacation    - 20:00 - 08:00

    Extended hours service

    (evenings & weekends)

    Monday - Friday

    1700 - 2000

    Saturday & Sunday

    0800 - 2000

    Monday - Friday

    1700 – 2000

    Saturday & Sunday

    0800 - 2000

    Overnight service

    Monday – Sunday

    2000 - 0800

    Closed

    2000 - 0800

     

    Peninsula Allied Health Centre (PAHC)

    Full service

    Monday - Friday

    0900 - 1700

     

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Monday - Friday

    1000 - 1400

     

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    PAHC Library

     

    Telephone: 01752 587200/ 01752 588588

     Email: libraryandITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk

    PAHC based students can borrow and return books at the PAHC Library or at Charles Seale-Hayne Library. 

     

     

    Knowledge Spa Truro

    Full service

     

    Monday - Friday

    0830 – 1730

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Monday  - Friday

    0830 - 1730

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Knowledge Spa Library (Level 4)

    Telephone: 01872 256444

    Email: cornwall.library@nhs.net

     

     

    Full service level

    During full service hours, you have access to the full range of library and Student IT Support services, including help from specialist staff.

    Extended hours service

    Service points are staffed by a small team who can help with many enquiries. Your enquiry may be logged for action during full service hours.

    Overnight service

    Single staffed. Staff may be able to help with some enquiries but may need to log your enquiry for assistance during full service hours.

     


    2.2.12.2. Information Specialists (librarians) Contacts
    The Information Specialists (librarians), each have responsibility for specific subject areas. They are there to provide subject and research support for students and staff.

    FURTHER INFORMATION
    You can contact your Information Specialist by telephone or email with any subject-related enquiries, (please see the attached guides below).

    2.2.12.3. Contacts - resources for new programmes

    Who do I contact for authorisation of resources for new programmes?

     

    Academic staff planning new or revised programmes should involve the relevant Information Specialist and local IT support team in discussions about resource requirements.  They will be aware of the TIS resources that are already available, can advise on the implications of programme proposals, find solutions to potential difficulties, and put you in touch with other specialists if necessary.  As well asmaking sure that there are sufficient library and IT resources, they will also be interested in programme delivery methods (e.g. students based primarily off-campus, telematic lectures, innovative assessments etc.).

     

    Official ‘sign-off’ of resource forms are normally processed by an Information Specialist (Library resources) in the first instance.

    2.2.12.4. TIS Feedback process

    Feedback process

    Technology and Information Services (TIS) is the support service responsible for managing the IT Infrastructure, the Charles Seale Hayne Library, the Service Desk and Academic Support Services.

    We value your feedback to inform our decision-making and develop our services. We are committed to reviewing feedback to continuously improve service delivery, in accordance with Plymouth University’s policies and procedures.

    We define:

    • Feedback as any verbal or written expression of experience related to TIS equipment, services or staff.
    • Complaint as an expression of dissatisfaction made to, or about our department that is associated with our services or the staff responsible for the delivery and support of those services.

     

    Providing Feedback

    Any feedback you provide will be treated confidentially and will only be disclosed to those who need to see it for the purposes of dealing with your enquiry.   

    For further information, please see the attached Feedback Policy and ‘How we handle feedback’ document.

    We encourage you to provide your contact details so that we can fully investigate any issues. We undertake to respond to all feedback promptly and within a maximum of 10 working days.

    There are a number of ways you can submit feedback:

     


     

    2.3. IT Services

    What's on offer?

    • Full range of IT services for staff and students
    • Support for students, researchers, academic and administrative staff in their use of IT
    • IT Service Desk - central customer service centre for staff and students
    • IT training courses for staff through the Staff Development 
    • IT training documents and on-line tutorials
    • University-wide software service (UWSS)
    • Open access computing areas for students 
    • Management information systems (MIS) for the Directorates and Faculties
    • Access to student services and information
    • Access to staff services and information 
    • Data network (PlymNet) across the University's campus and sites and a connection to JANET - the national academic network
    • Wireless Internet Access (eduroam wi-fi)
    • Remote access to university services using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    • Services and support for mobile and fixed telephony services 
    • Video-conferencing information and online booking facility
    • Secure file & data storage - network and cloud based

    2.3.1. Working From Home / Remote working

    Information for Staff on Working from Home / Remote Working

    This article gives university staff information on how to work from home either using a University supplied Windows laptop, or a personally owned Windows PC.

     It is possible for staff members to work from home and fully collaborate with colleagues as long as you have access to a computer with internet access.

    This guide is in 4 different sections depending on if you are working from home using a University supplied computer or your own personally owned computer along with information on how to use remote desktop, and finally a list of frequently asked questions around working from home.

     


     

    Working from Home Using a University Supplied Laptop

    1. You will first need to connect to your home network's Wi-Fi connection.  Please follow your internet service providers supplied information on how to connect to your home network routers wireless network.

    2. Once connected to your home network, you will next need to connect to the University VPN service. The appropriate software has already been pre-installed on your university laptop.  Please find instructions via the following link.

    Once connected to the VPN your computer will behave as if it is on campus.

    Please remember where you are planning on taking a university supplied laptop home, please ensure that you take the power cable with you!

    Frequently Asked Questions about using a university laptop from home

     1. Can I access Unit-e / Unit-4 / iTrent from home? Yes - ensure you are connected to the VPN, then access the service as you usually would on campus.

    2. Can I install additional software from the Software Center?  Yes, ensure you are connected to the VPN, then load the software center on your computer.  Please be aware that downloading and installing software will take longer as it will be dependent on the speed of your home internet connection.  Some software packages such as Adobe Photoshop are quite large, and may take an extended amount of time to complete.

    3. Can I still print to the on site printers? Yes, however you will need to be connected to the VPN.  Please note that any prints will be held within the printing system for a maximum of 24 hours before being deleted.

    4. Can I install my home printer drivers on my University computer? Yes, the majority of staff will have permissions on your computer to install printer drivers. Microsoft provides information on how to install printers via the following link (will open in a new window)

    If you need to download drivers, please ensure you go to the correct manufacturers website (E.g. HP, Epson, Canon) and download the Windows 10 64-bit driver for your home printer.

     5. Can I connect the Laptop to a monitor on campus if I am working from home? No, Monitors need to be directly connected to the laptop / docking station.  If you have taken your university laptop home, you will need to connect your own monitor to it.  The laptops have an HDMI port built in to allow you to connect an external monitor.


     

    Working from Home using a personally owned computer.

    This section of the guide provides information on how to setup your personal home computer to work from home. This guide assumes your personal computer is already connected to your home network.

    The majority of IT services such as OneDrive, Webmail, SharePoint and the Digital Learning Environment are accessible directly over the internet. 

    You should only need to connect to the University VPN if you need to access services such as iTrent, Unit-e or Unit-4.  If you need to access one of the services, please follow the steps below.

    1. You will need to download the Fortinet VPN client.  This can be done by going to the work at home website via the following link work at home website and then clicking the 'staff software' option. Look for the Forticlient - SSL VPN Client option and click it. 

    For additional information on setting up the VPN, Please see the following guide by clicking on this link - you may be prompted to login to view the guide. This guide is also accessible from within the work at home webpage.

    2. Once connected to the VPN you will be able to access all web based university services as if you are on campus.

     Notes:

    If you are not able to connect to the VPN, it is likely due to firewall rules on your home router blocking VPN traffic. Please contact your Internet Service Provider regarding how to configure your home network router to allow VPN traffic.

    Once connected to the VPN, you can also use the built-in Windows Remote Desktop software to remotely connect to your computer on campus.  For more information please scroll down to the Remote desktop heading. 

    Additional software for your personal computer

    Additional software can be downloaded/installed on your personal computer from the work at home website which is accessible via the following link (will open in a new window)

     

    Frequently Asked Questions about using a personal computer from home

    1. Will I be able to use all the University Software When connected to the VPN?

    You will be able to access web based services such as Onedrive, SharePoint and Webmail,   and from there have access to the web versions of Word, Excel etc if you open a file.

    To Edit word documents, excel spreadsheets etc locally on your personal computer you must have a copy of Microsoft office installed on your home computer.  The university Makes Office 365 available to install on up to 5 personal devices.  For more information please see the work at home website - https://workathome.plymouth.ac.uk (link will open in a new window)

     


    Zoom Video Conferencing and Webinar

     The University have procured licenses for all university staff and students for Zoom Video Conferencing and webinar. This allows the possibility of distance learning and remote working.

    How do I setup a Zoom Account?

    Please follow the instructions at the following link

    How do I install Zoom?

    Please follow the instructions at this link for installing Zoom software (Staff and Students)

    Please follow the instructions at this link for installing the Zoom outlook plugin (Staff only)

     Note, when clicking these links you may be prompted to sign in.


     

    Remote Desktop (Windows Remote Desktop)

    You will need to use remote desktop if you are using a home personal computer to connect to your work computer that is physically located in your office.

    NOTE:  Please ensure that your office computer is left powered on.  There is no way to power computers on remotely.

     If you are using a personal computer to work from home, you can connect to a computer on campus.  Please download the setup guide by clicking the following link (To follow).

     Please ensure that you have made a note of your office computers asset number and left the computer powered on.

     



    General FAQ Around Home Working

    Where can I find more information on how to use University IT to work from home?

    Please review the following PDF document that contains a list of questions and answers around Working from home.

     

    Where can I find information about Teams? Can I install the software? 

    Microsoft Teams brings together chat (Instant Messaging), meetings, audio/video calling, file management, and a project workspace in one collaboration tool.