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Changes to British Library document supply

If you have requested journal articles through our Document Supply service, you'll know that most of them come from the British Library, either in pdf or in print. 

From the 21st May 2018, the British Library will change the way it supplies you with  electronic documents. They will be using a service called DRM Lite.

DRM Lite allows you to open articles on multiple devices, including mobiles, and access content in different locations.

In many ways this is an improved service, but you have to register for a British Library On Demand account, either beforehand or upon receipt of the British Library document.

We also found that DRM Lite worked better on Internet Explorer, rather than Chrome, when it came to downloading the pdf.

Printing and accessYou can print one paper copy of the document. One you have saved the electronic copy it last for 3 years before expiring. Making further electronic copies, converting the file into other formats, or altering the text is not allowed.. 

For more inf…

Advanced Search Tip: Proximity (Adjacency) Searching

Proximity (Adjacency) Searching vs Phrase Searching When you're searching literature databases you might want to find a phrase. The easiest way to do this is to put the phrase in "speech marks". E.g. "heart disease" This will find that exact phrase - with the words next to each other in that order. BUT... You may be interested in variations on that phrase e.g. heart disease, disease of the heart, diseases of the heart, diseases of the human heart. In that case it might be better to use a proximity/adjacency search - this allows you to find one keyword next to another. Or one keyword within a specified number of words of the other keyword. When using a proximity search the keywords can be in any order. Different Databases Use Different Proximity OperatorsIn Ovid Medline: heart adj disease finds the word heart next to the word disease, in that order.(This is the same as searching for the phrase, of course) heart adj2 disease finds the word heart within two wor…

Learn more about Market Intelligence for finance and economics

Learn more about the Market Intelligence database in this informal session led by a product expert.
06 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Attenborough 211.

Market Intelligence (formally SNL) is one of the leading information sources for finance and economics. It holds:

company financials and analytics of banks and insurance companies from all around the worldMacroeconomic dataCredit ratings of banks and insurance companies.

If you would like to attend, please contact Andrew Dunn (

Shut Up & Write! over the Summer

Make a date with your writing and join us for distraction-free writing sessions in person or online.

Working on a thesis, journal article or book chapter? Need to set some time aside for writing?

Library Research Services are running Shut Up & Write! sessions for researchers and staff over the next few months. 
10am - 12noonThursdays - May 17th, June 14th & July 12thEvery Thursday in August – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
WHERE: Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library  

Session outline:

10am: Arrival & Prep 10.15am: Write 11am: Break & Refreshments 11.15am: Write 12noon: End There is no need to book, just bring your laptop, pad & pen, or preferred writing tools!

You can also borrow a library laptop.