Answered By: (Online Librarian or covering Librarian) Online Programmes
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2018     Views: 1555

To request changes please contact the Librarian for Online Programmes (PC 25/06/18).

To access the Library for Online Programmes you must log in (from the 'Log in' icon in the left menu) using your University of Liverpool (MWS) login.

Note - students with our E-Learning partner, Laureate can log into Laureate platforms such as LENS using separate Laureate credentials.

If you have never activated your login, or have never been supplied a University login (username and password), then you will need to activate your login before you can use the University network. For further guidance on activating your UoL (MWS) login, also see this Library Answer.

If you have any questions regarding your University login please contact IT Service Desk using the details available in our Contacts page.

If you have forgotten your University password, you can set a new password using our forgotten password form.

You can also contact CSD Service Desk to obtain your username and a new password, our 24/7 IT support telephone line is +44 (0)151 794 4567 it is useful to remain on the line until you have been able to log in. Alternatively, please email IT support using our Web contact form.

You can access E-Resources using the Library for Online Programmes. You can also use the on-campus Library, however this site may display physical shelf items and bibliographic (abstract-only) results whereas the Library for Online Programmes is configured to display only Full-Text resources as far as possible.

You must log into the Library for Online Programmes before attempting to access Library resources; once you have logged into the Library you will see our DISCOVER multi-source platform and may access other individual commercial collections.

If you try to access individual commercial collections outside the Library, by visiting their homepage or via a normal Google search, you will find you are not logged into commercial collections to access subscribed resources (you can also see options to search Google using your University login in the Library for Online Programmes - searching Google via the Library will ensure you can access subscribed collections).

We suggest using our multi-source DISCOVER platform as your starting point for keyword/ title searches for eBooks and E-Journal articles; you can find a large DISCOVER search box on the homepage of the Library for Online Programmes and in the E-Resources page. The DISCOVER search box includes checkboxes to refine your search to E-Journal articles, eBooks, Peer Reviewed items, Non-Restricted items (which can be fully printed/ downloaded) and Search by Title (rather than keywords). Further information on these options can be found by hovering your mouse pointer over options.

To go to a particular article you can also use the 'Go to an article', tool shown on the E-Journals page, you will need to input the journal name, volume, issue, year and start page.

You can see further multi-source E-Journal platforms on the homepage of the Library for Online Programmes (e.g. Web of Science, SCOPUS etc.). Also see options to search individual collections, data & statistics, legal cases and materials, standards/ ISOs and further E-Book search options (including the Library Catalogue).

Also see our Brief Guide/ video for an overview of Library systems and services.

We provide a dedicated E-Learning Librarian to assist you in using Library resources. If you have any problems using the Library or technical problems, please see the Contacts area of the Library for Online Programmes. Also see our guides, videos, tutorials and Library Training Module available via the Library for Online Programmes.

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